Lately, some Republicans have quipped that only Democrats should pay the extra taxes for spending Republicans don't want. That would only be fair if there were some conditions:
• Republicans who refused to fund the Pell Grant or federally subsidized student loans would not be allowed to hire workers who were educated by them. When those people got better jobs and paid higher taxes as a result of the college education they couldn't otherwise afford, the extra taxes would go into the Democrat's pool of tax revenue.
• Republicans who refused to fund the NSF would not be allowed to use the resulting research in their businesses, or hire the graduate students who gained experience (and PhDs) by way of those projects. (Example: Both founders of Google were NSF-funded graduate students.)
• Republicans who refused to fund the NIH and CDC would not be allowed to receive medicine or medical treatments that benefited from the NIH- or CDC-funded research.
• Republican employers who forced their workers to go to the government for health care would be required to reimburse the government when those healthier employees missed fewer work days.
• Republicans who refused to fund mental health and substance abuse programs would have to pay the extra cost of police to manage the unstable people walking around, and prisons to incarcerate them when they flip out and do terrible things.
• Republicans who refused to fund public schools enough to buy modern facilities and materials, and pay salaries that attract/retain great teachers would not be allowed to hire the more competent students they produced.
• Republicans who refused to fund all of the above would not be allowed to invest in companies that benefited. That means no investments (i.e., stock, mutual funds, pensions, etc.) in the US technology, health care, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, oil/gas, or aerospace/automotive sectors.
This is just to illustrate some of the indirect benefits people in the upper brackets receive for their tax money. It would be hard to succeed in business without workers who are competent, properly educated, and healthy. Fortunately, not all Republicans are so short-sighted, nor are all employers Republicans (or vice versa).