If trickle down didn't work, perhaps torrent down will? Consider the following arguments: "If a person is making 1 million dollars a year, and another only ten thousand, why should the richer person pay more taxes? The additional income implies he is contributing more to the economy already, so he should actually pay less taxes."
One could equally say that he/she has the good fortune to be extracting more value from a strong economy, and should pay more to support it. These arguments are just arguments, most people don't want to pay taxes, so they will argue what they perceive to be in their best interest.