Rhetorical question but why the hell do they always let their personal self-interest rule their perspective on economic policies? If progressive tax rates were such a problem, why wasn't there an economic crisis of huge proportions during the Eisenhower presidency? If they would only base their policies on historical facts, they might begin to sound reasonable. Trickle-down economics has never worked and yet they cling to that ideology like it's gospel. We are still left with dealing with very unreasonable people who are clouded by beliefs that have no basis in reality.