Most people who are at or just above that income range are small business owners, and punitive taxes will force them to hire fewer employees. You may not have noticed this, but the unemployment rate is a bit high right now.
Myth, and the small percentage (3%) it does affect are "S" corps who became such because of the TAX BENEFITS, and did so before Bush crippled the country with out of control spending on a senseless war and even more senseless tax breaks. We've had ENOUGH of the VOODOO economics.
I'm familiar with Glass-Steagall, and repealing one old, stupid law doesn't put a dent in the massive amount of regulation accumulated over the past 60 years.
No one is arguing that we're on a "slippery slope" to anything, just a steady decline into a European-style welfare state.
So you deny using slippery-slope fallacy and in the same breath engage in it. Debate over.
Not quite, you still need to learn what a slippery slope is. A slippery slope argument suggests an unrecoverable end-state that can't be disputed because you don't specify what the end-state actually is. That's why it's a fallacy: by not saying where you're going and how you're getting there, you don't make the logical connection...blah blah blah.
If you can't see how comparing today's US government as it is today with countries who have single payer, etc, etc, etc (which not only are we NOWHERE near today, but we weren't even near when The New Deal started) as a fallacious, slippery slope bullshit talking point argument that has no bearing on reality, we aren't going to find a middle ground, so enjoy your house of cards that you call logic and piss off.