The “Rich” already pay more than their fair share. According to The Tax Foundation, ( http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.html#Data) which gets it’s information directly from the IRS, the top 1% (those who make $380,000 or more per year) of earners in this country pay 38% of the federal taxes collected. The top 5% (those making above $160,000) pay nearly 59%, and the top 10% (above $114,000) pay 70% of the taxes collected by the Federal government. When 10% pay for 70% that sounds like they are already pulling their “fair share” to me.
The bottom 50% (less than $33,000) of taxpayers; what do they pay? They send in 2.7% of the revenue. If any one group is not paying their fair share; it’s this one. Raising taxes on those people is not going to produce a lot of revenue, so it is certainly not worth the aggravation, but using the argument “fair share” seems like per demagoguery to me.