A candidate, and I am not talking about our current president, campaigns on 'NO NEW TAXES!' The people vote the candidate into office, then this newly elected official realizes that the budget deficit is worse than anticipated.
THE newly elected official says, 'I promised you no new taxes and I mean it. I stand by it.' But instead, budgets are cut. Those budget cuts results in less subsidies for companies, and the companies decide to go through massive layoffs.
And the people without jobs have nothing to pay taxes with.