There was a economics journalist on Wash Journal this morn (they are doing the fiscal cliff all week) who noted that if they rolled back ALL the Bush tax cuts they will bring in 4.5 TRILLION dollars over 10 years from the US taxpayer. If they only rob the rich (top 2%) they only bring in 800 Billion over 10 years.
For reference, here are some things the government has spent money on recently:
Afghanistan: 500 Billion
The War on Civil Rights (DHS) : 1 Trillion
Anyone know how much has been wasted on:
The War on Drugs
Federal regulation compliance (It's supposed to be something like 20% of GDP)
Rock, Squeeze, Bleed!