What that Representitive (I do wish I could remember his name) is saying, is that our Elected Officials and Policy Makers need to think of taxes not collected as a part of Government spending. That attitude presupposes that all of a citizen's income belongs to the Government. After all, if the Government taxes 90% of a person's income, the the 10% not taxed would be considered Government spending.
This is the wrong attitude for any Government official to have. This is not about the rich paying their 'fair share.' This is about whether or not the Government is on the side of the citizen, or itself. What do you think?