I think Norquist is right about the taxes; that they are at such a point already that boosting RATES further would cause REVENUE to suffer.
I am not sure what you mean about boosting rates further. I remember when the rich paid 90% and then it was dropped to 70%. Under Clinton I believe it was 39.5%, and then Bush cut it to 35%. Now Obama is talking about putting the top 2% back to the Clinton rates, when if I recall correctly, he collected enough revenue to erase the Reagan spending debt. Since he says he does not want to restore the Clinton rates on 98% of taxpayers I am not too worried. He also pointed out that the first $250,000 of income would be at the Bush rate, and only income above that rate would go back to 39.5% I do wish this would be settled quickly so our business people can have a good Christmas shopping season, with lots more Christmas jobs needed.