This Howard Stern "Man on the Street" interview of Obama supporters in Harlem shows how clueless the electorate that I am describing, is.
Back from the tangent here and on to notable quotes from the founders about taxes.
1787 - Federalist No. 21
If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them.
Here's Thomas Jefferson denouncing Obama's recent "spread the wealth" statement to Joe the Plumber nearly 200 years ago.
1816 - letter to Joseph Milligan
To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
James Madison makes a point in regards to Obama seeming to think that those that make more money should pay more in taxes as a percentage of their income.
1792 - Essay on Property
A just security to property is not afforded by that government, under which unequal taxes oppress one species of property and reward another species.