Correction, there were a few times the rich payed more, and they weren't boom times. And it has been widely reported that taxing the rich at the very highest levels still won't put a dent in the national debt.obama's policies treat the rich "like an ATM". How did those bozos convince middle and working class folks to support the super wealthy against their own economic interests
check out historic tax rates for the wealthest over the years . There were plenty of booms times in which the rich paid a much higher tax rate.
The rich already pay the lion's share of taxes. It's a spending problem, not a taxing problem. And this country was set up to tax everyone at a minimal level- thats the american dream. Whats changed is the emergence of the 'I want' class.