Sounds good to me. My point is that if the middle class is shrinking how much can you tax them?
I think that depends. If you put measures in place to suck cash out of the wealthiest and grow the middle class, then I think a lot. While people may piss and moan about taxes, they are at historic lows right now. So there may be some room.
Also, if we re-evaluated our priorities, we might find ways to save on spending. Like, we could probably cut the military budget by 50% and be fine. We could stop subsidizing corporate farms through the farm bill and be fine. Those two alone would cut about $300 Billion a year from the budget.
Wouldn’t raising the minimum wage build the middle class and create more people to tax?
Maybe, but not directly. What it does is give a lot of people a little more money, which they will not hoard in investments. They will buy crap. Lots of. By which our economy is driven. There will be a lag, but I believe this will ultimately have the effect you suggest.
That way the politicians that represent the interest of business can leave the "job creators" alone.
But there are Trillions (with a "TR") of dollars in revenue to be had in the overseas accounts of the "job creators". There is no good reason they should
be left alone. Indeed, they are anethema to our democratic republic. Taxing the piss out of them is in the public good. If we aren't going to guillotine them, we should at least take some of their money.