This graphic infuriates me to no end. I feel it's ok for me to say that in my field, I'm considered a typical success story. I make good money, I have a lot of autonomy, respect, responsibility, and a solid list of achievements. Yet my wife and I are both pushing 40, our combined income is barely $100K, and our retirement savings is about $20K. We have zero investment income, and we only ever take the standard deductions (every year I do the math, and the standard deduction turns out to be more than the itemized deduction).
So if a bunch of people making over $200K face tax increases that only amount to roughly 1-2% of their gross income, fuck them, they can pay up!!