According to this, our government will collect an UNPRECEDENTED amount of revenue this year - topping $2.7 TRILLION.
Revenues had fallen by almost a half trillion during the recession in 2009, but have been inching upward since then, and now Obama will oversee the biggest tax collection in history in 2013.
So, when you hear Obama and other democrats whining that the only way to solve our deficit and debt problem is to go with a "balanced approach" of higher taxes and spending cuts, just remember that they're already getting more tax money than ever before. The problem is NOT a lack of revenue. It's that these jackwagons have no idea what to DO with revenue, except spend it on a huge amount of unnecessary crap.
All the bellyaching that this administration has been doing about the wealthy paying their fair share is just patently absurd. The wealthy have always paid and continue to pay a disproportionately high amount of taxes. What needs to happen is that the clowns who represent us need to STOP FREAKING SPENDING. And unraveling the disaster that is Obamacare would be a great place to start.