The Democratic Party is fighting the wrong fight and has not even found the correct playing field. (By the way I am a flaming progressive.)
Why do the Democrats need a tax increase for anything? It is not what you think.
A quick reminder, the Republicans want smaller government. Give it to them!
When corporations and religious organizations can meet the minimum living standards that we as a nation find acceptable for education, food, care, protection and shelter, then taxes can be reduced. (We are all in this together according to Red Green.) Not until then. They have had over 200 years to do this. They have failed miserably. That is why we have taxes. Taxes increase be the Republicans can deliver on their own reasoning. If they could deliver on what they think they believe then there would be no need for taxes.
Crap put a Nike Logo on the USS Enterprise, a Monsanto Logo on the smart bombs, and plaster the hell out of every bridge with decals from Menards, for all I care, if they begin to pick up the gap that exists from what they think should be the case, and our actual reality.
Idiots! (Everyone both Democrats and Republicans that cannot even figure out the right argument.)
So what is the real argument? It should start at why do we have to provide money for these basic needs because the Republican model is so lame that it could never work. Oh yeah, the same as most of their arguments. They were as well thought out as a Rand Paul speech. The fact that Democrats let them get away with arguing for tax increases is just stupid.
I would argue; What is the Religious Right, Tea Party, and the rest of the Republican party going to do to get the churches and corporations to do so taxes can be reduced?
Both parties are morons when it comes to this. The democrats keep playing defense on raising taxes and do not know how to frame the argument correctly, and the Republican party has no clue to what they are actually standing for even means.