There are numerous other ways to increase taxes besides the personal income tax, but back to my question: do you think he meant what I posted, or do you think he's talking about changing the personal tax rates? I thought he meant the former, sounds like you think he means the latter. We need to decide what he means, and if you have it right, then everything you posted in the op is compelling.
Edit: You posted as I typed, so I missed your reply. Sorry.