If you follow the news you would have recently read that the richest American, Warren Buffet, asked if he could be taxed a bit more to contribute. In France, which apparently the arch enemy of the US seeing as they don't support toppling of random dictators, a new tax on the wealthy is being imposed. In fact, following in the footsteps of Buffet, the rich people asked the French government to tax incomes over €500k (~$722k) at an addition 3% until the French government deficit was reduced. The French government heard the rich people and the tax in now in effect until the deficit closes to 3%, which is expected in 2013.
See, that's how a AAA society is run. ;)