Washington DC: The Obama Administration has exhausted most of the "low hanging fruit" of rich Americans to pay for the Stimulus Package, TARP, Health Care Reform and Cap and Trade programs.
Prior to any new round of socialist legislation being enacted by Congress, additional rich people making over $250,000 must be found to be directly taxed and then pay surtaxes and excise taxes. The CIA, FBI, ATF, DHS, US Air Force SR-71 reconnaissance planes and NASA assets (from space) will be utilized to ferret out these gold bricks.
Rumor has it that these few remaining rich Americans are Republicans or hiding in North Korea and Iran. This would explain the belligerent foreign policy of these nations toward the USA. If US government assets fail to locate these people, then press gangs like the British used in the war of 1812, the Mafia, bounty hunters and TV programs such as America's Most Wanted will be employed.
In the event the above tactics also fail then the simple equation, "Rich Americans = Middle Class Americans" will be invoked.