Economic pain is real, but not for the 1%
For the vast majority of American families, a few hundred dollars more in taxes can determine if they can get new shoes for the kids, for the family to be able to eat more fresh food, or even the family's ability to pay the rent. For the top 1%, any economic pain from tax increases is abstract - they'll still be able to eat out, buy expensive clothes, fly first class on exotic vacations. Those with much, much more, need to pay their share. It costs them nothing except a few numbers on a piece of paper, and their tax proceeds are vital to help support the government and the infrastructure necessary to maintain the American lifestyle for all.