So that's the definition of rich? You just made my point.
As long as the opposition to such legislation is based on the "each according to his ability" approach instead of based on principle, this type thing will continue to happen.
The principle, in my opinion, is this type legislation should fail, that government shouldn't create yet another means of taking money out of the private sector and should live within its own means.
The political class keep fueling this class envy fire and thus keep those of us non-politicians divided, which enables them to proceed with their plans.
So what exactly are you saying to the posters on this board who can "bare the brunt" better than others - that this new legislation would be OK if it only applied to them?