I am a member of the 1% (and just as a point of order, it is the 6/10 of 1% that gained most of the wealth generated by the bubble economy of the Bush II Years), but why ask me or anyone to pay more taxes to support our war machine? Where are the demands that we stop making war in the Middle East, and cut the Defense budget in order to start (re)building schools, roads, bridges, alternative energy facilities and so on here at home? Why continue pay more taxes to fund the very war-based industrial system that has produced staggering inequalities in income? Did you know that of the 9 counties with greatest increases in income over the last five years, all nine have large concentrations of defense/security firms? The Port of Oakland, which hopefully gets shut down, is a major exporter of defense hardware. Raise my taxes….I’d just as soon become a tax conscientious objector than pour more money into war.