The issue is not whether taxes are redistributed or not. The issue is how the government redistributes the money that is collected through taxes. Some clarification is obviously needed here. Over one Trillion dollars has been identified as not being used or wasted altogether. Anyone ever hear of the Grace Commision or the IMF? If not it will be worth your while to better inform yourself about where our tax money really goes. While its easy to assume that all or even most of taxes are directly redistributed to the American people its just not the case. That being said an increase of taxes does not automatically guarantee more money for Obama phones, people, or programs. The one thing an increase of taxes does guarantee is a smaller pay check for everyone.