I’ve seen this Obama commercial during the Olympics where he more or less says something along those lines.
Only problem is that he ISN’T “asking” them. He’s REQUIRING them under penalty of law to pay a higher percentage of their income to DC.
That’s not asking, that’s imposing.
It also shows the ultimate fallacy of the income tax. If you accept the principle that government is allowed to tax any part of your income, you actually accept that government owns 100% of our income, and allows you to keep X percentage it decrees to be okay for you to keep.
Hence why the income tax is the most repugnant of all taxes (save for maybe the death tax).