This is not a trickle down argument but basic economics, as it is impossible to penalize any one group without affecting every person in the group.
Who Pays Income Taxes?
In the year 2006 the top 10% earners paid 70.79% of all the income taxes in this country while the bottom 50% of all earners paid only 2.99%
Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross IncomeSource: Internal Revenue Service
What these facts don't show you is how the wealthiest generated jobs, funded charities, and how their success funded roads, hospitals and more.
Trust me, the rich do not really care how you want to play the game as they will make up the difference regardless of the rules. They will either increase their levels of production to create more wealth, tighten up their spending or a little of both.
Vilify the rich if you choose to but a tax increase on the them will ultimately hurt the middle class more than it will hurt them!