Trickle-down economics does not work. President Reagan proved that. So did president GW Bush. Taxes on the wealthy and corporations are lower than they have been in over a century - if that's not helping the economy, maybe tax cuts aren't the answer. On top of that, nearly all of the tax increases - and cuts to exemptions and deductions and credits - fall squarely in the laps of the working class and middle class, especially in the states with the highest cost of living. Add on top of that the damage that will be done via tax increases on student loans, scholarships and grad school stipends, which will drastically cut the number of doctors, lawyers and MBAs in the future - which will bar more Americans from ascending to the upper-middle and upper classes.