I just have a quick question. How is it that Obama can continually speak of raising taxes and "ending tax breaks for the rich" who "weren't even asking for them"? How is it that he speaks of tax breaks for the poor and those who truly need them? I'm not saying that the poor should not receive aid and help. I don't think the rich should not pay more taxes than the poor. The problem here lies in the numbers that often go unmentioned. On average, almost 40% of Americans do not pay taxes due to insufficient levels of income. About 97% of all taxes are paid by the richest 10% of the population. The rich, who supposedly have been getting "tax breaks" shoulder the majority of the tax burden, and pay taxes in the 35% tax bracket. The poor, whom Obama wants to give "tax breaks" to, pay no taxes. How do you give a tax break to someone who simply doesn't have any taxes to cut? How are the rich getting a tax break by shouldering the majority of the tax burden? How can those who pay no taxes get a tax cut? I just don't understand the numbers here. Somebody help me.