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Therein lies the problem. I know more than a few honest liberals (and even a few progressives) who would love this, precisely because it's the best way to "make the rich pay their fair share" without putting too much of a strain on the lower classes.
But there are too many politicians stringing along suckers through their class warfare BS, since that's what's keeping them in power, not to mention all the loopholes in the current tax code which ensure they won't have to pay their fair share.
Don't know a thing about money, business, or economics? Do your eyes glaze over whenever numbers appear? Do you need a calculator to perform even basic mathematic functions? Not to worry! Just read The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money and you too can be an economics "ekspurt"!
But the truth is that Europeans hate each other far more than anything they could muster for the U.S., and their reasons are very specific. Europe can still be a fairly tribal place where indignities committed hundreds of years in the past echo down the ages. Doubly so when a particular injustice was committed fairly recently and there are people still around who remember it.
I couldn't have phrased this any better myself. Bravo.