Minnesota Poll: Don't tax me, tax my neighbor
That kind of says it all.
If you tax the productive members of society to fund the unproductive, you are encouraging the people who generate wealth to stop driving our economy and start draining it. It really is that simple. You encourage productivity by letting people keep their money. You encourage sloth by giving people money to stay home and watch Springer.
The comments are full of jealous socialists pining for the easy life, without having the drive to earn it.