We have people in this country, mostly those who favor conservative ideology, who say that imposing a higher rate of taxation on the upper income brackets is mean, damaging, and spiteful to those who are very successful. That the people who favor doing this are nothing but petty, jealous and envious of their success and wealth. They go further by saying that we are attacking the very people who create jobs in this country. The same people who favor keeping the tax rate for the upper income brackets low or even lower will argue that the problem lies not in raising the tax but to cut the wages, benefits, pension of public worker and they will chose teachers as the prime target. They will argue that they themselves have stagnant wages and less benefits and no pension plan why should a teacher have what they do not have.