You may be the only one arguing for raising the tax rates without an agenda of "social justice". Usually people arguing are talking past each other. Far to many Americans these days don't care how much it hurts government funding as long as it hurts people better off than them. Talk about cutting off your nose to spiderface (never spiderface!).
Naturally, GDP growth is all that matters long term. Heck, even in just 20 years, the difference between 2% and 4% growth makes more difference in our day-to-day lives than anything else the government can do. But so few people seem to care.