What will wealthy people stop doing after shouldering higher taxes to pay for health care reform?
–*They’ll stop working
–*They’ll stop getting out of bed
–*They’ll stop innovating
–*They’ll stop investing in innovation with capital to make a return
–*They’ll stop eating
–*They’ll stop turning to their wives in their beds and saying, “Honey, I still love you after all these years.”
–*They’ll go back in time to the New Deal era of 1932 to 1981 and they won’t innovate there, either, which means computers, lasers, televisions, stereos and microwave ovens will not exist today and will never have existed.
–*They will no longer christen their yachts with pretentious names like “The Dreamer,” “The Storyteller,” and “St. Vitus’ Dance.”
–*They will not speak to you on the streets or reply to direct questions.
–*They will not have a coming out party for their youngest daughter Bitzi, who is a bit overweight and something of an embarrassment
–*They will stop investing in America and will retreat to safer environments for capitalism like Honduras.
–*They will stop showing the patriotism they have showed for 100 years by seeking tax loopholes, shuttling wealth offshore to bank accounts in Switzerland and the Bahamas and moving commoditized labor at their factories to Bombay.
–*They will not work with you shoulder to shoulder anymore in digging ditches and drilling for cobalt and frying up smolts.
–*They will no longer say they love you.