No. Just tax is not punishment, and success is its own reward.<quoted text>
Long way to do what, punishing the successful?
You can't possibly mean a long way toward solving the debt/deficit problems because it won't, not by a long shot. Did you not hear your party's call for an unlimited debt ceiling?
EVERYONE, including Obama, knows that.
The tax cut for the wealthy has not delivered the promised investment and jobs in this country.
And, eliminating the tax cut (not a raise in taxes) will certainly raise a large fraction of a trillion each year.
You act as if the deficit money incurred after GW Bush left is not attributable to his excesses, and you are wrong.
Most of Obama's 'deficit spending' has been to recover from the shit-pile the GOP left in the US Treasury. You can admit that or not, but it is still true.