Please read this. It is an editorial (in, you guessed it, the WSJ) about the displacement of government costs and how this displacement affects democracy. If 40% of the cost is put on 1% of the people, yet 100% of the people have the right to vote on the spenders, we will have a problem. The rich are one of the most vulnerable minorities in a democracy and are currently being painted as criminals for their success.
Another fascinating line from the op-ed is describing payroll withholdings as "anesthetizing". It is so true. If you had to write a check to Uncle Sam 4 times a year for THOUSANDS of dollars, do you think we would have as many people saying "Well...I don't know...I guess government sponsored health car is a good idea" or "Let's stimulate the economy!" or "I think my House representative is Tony Blair, but I forget what district I'm in." Heck no.