Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are classic tax-and-spend liberals whose proposals would, if ever implemented, take money out of the pockets of virtually all taxpayers — including low- and moderate-income Americans.Yet the contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president continue to insist that they would merely “tax the rich” while helping those with lower incomes.We’ll see — sooner than Obama and Clinton would like.This week, both cast votes in the Senate against continuing President Bush’s tax relief package. Soon, they will be voting on a federal budget bill proposed by Democrat leaders and supported by Clinton and Obama. According to published reports, that budget bill would, if enacted, increase taxes on individuals making as little as $31,850 a year and on families earning as little as $63,700. If that’s “rich,” it will come as news to tens of millions of middle-class Americans. Liberals in both houses of Congress insist that their budget plans are needed in order to reduce federal deficit spending. At the same time, they include massive increases in spending — made possible, of course, by higher taxes. The Democrat budgets specify spending increases in excess of the rate of inflation for virtually all domestic programs. President Bush’s budget proposal, on the other hand, calls for restraint in domestic spending — and taxation.If Obama and Clinton continue to support their party’s budget plans — as they have in the past — they will expose themselves for what they are: politicians whose plans include major tax increases on virtually all Americans. Tax me!!! Please, TAX ME!!! That is what about to happen to all of America, if the Democrats are to win the 08 race. I can't see how they can have all their promises of universal health care and many other social programs payed for. Raising taxes on the rich is not enough. The middle class will have to pay a good bit more. Ask the middle class if they fill rich today with the high gas prices. The average Joe would say hell no. But, under the Democrats, Mr. Joe will have his taxes increased a good amount. Even if the middle class taxes are increase just a little bit, they need a break. Middle America is under enough pressure with making house payments, filling the car up just go to work, and putting food on the table. Do you agree?