1) that people who received "entitlements" are lazy. 2) people got rich by working hard 3) it won't affect the debt or deficit 4) it won't create jobs
If rich people got rich by working so damn hard, their life expectancy would be lower than the rest of us.
If working hard got you rich than coal miners would be billionaires.
According to David Stockman, Reagan's own budget director, the top 5% of income made more money from 1985 to today than the entire human race did in all of human history up to 1980. If we took all their wealth away, we'd have a 25 trillion dollar surplus.
Raising taxes on the wealthy has NEVER failed to increase GDP growth and lower unemployment.
Furthermore, the more billionaires have to pay into the budget, the less Wall Mart clerks have to pay to make up the difference.