The subclass of the very rich who mooch the most via the tax absurd treatment of capital gains and carried interest, such as hedge fund managers, venture capitalists, and other “investors”, have captured *both* political parties. The only way the capital gains tax and carried interest exemption will ever be made fair by treating those sources of income as no different from wages is for the rich who *do* make their income from wages and are taxed accordingly–such as professionals like doctors and lawyers, real businessmen who actually operate busineses that provide goods and services to customers, etc–to put their money where their mouths are and stop politically supporting the mooching and looting of their rich “investor” pals.
If you want to talk about real takers and makers, this is a class division *within* the 1%. Those who actually work for a living and make their income “the old fashioned way” are the makers, and those vultures and parasites like Romney and his buddies are the takers. The only hope for a reconfiguration of the tax system so that the burdens of running a complex developed society like the United States are shared equitably is for the makers of the 1% to put their collective feet down and tell the greedy moocher and looter 1%ers (really more like the 0.01%ers) that they have had enough and they can go fucken pound sand: they are gonna pay normal tax rates.