Not sure if anyone addressed this above, but the "tax bracket" you're in only applies to income you earn IN THAT BRACKET. So let's say you were making $251,000 and we raised the tax on incomes above $250,000 to 100%. Your taxes would go up by one dollar. My googling of tax plan analyses during the election suggests that Obama's plan would raise taxes on families earning between $250-300k by less than $200 a year. Returning to the Clinton tax code would raise them by $10k, which, OK, complain a little bit. But if you're making more than $250,000 a year and say publicly that you can't afford to take a $200 hit for the good of the other 260, 270 million people in this country who aren't so lucky? Cry. Me. A. Fucking. River.