John Boehner allegedly has caved into the Democrats' call for a tax increase on the top two percent of Americans, supposedly in exchange for entitlement cuts. There is no hard verification available but it would not be surprising. John Boehner purged conservatives from the house financial committee, and while he claims they are "assholes" (yes you read that right), it is evident that he removed people who would have opposed of his Quisling agenda.
In France, the top two percent are emigrating to avoid the 75% income tax levied by President Hollande and his Socialist cronies. The Berlin Wall was built solely to keep productive people from fleeing the "workers's paradise." The Kulacks were massacred for resisting collectivization (wealth redistribution).
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
Update 12/16: Barack Hussein Obama threw out Quisling's offer.