This is a rough sketch of the dialogue not word for word
Random Kid: The wealthy need to pay their fair share, the top tax rate is what causes our deficit
Me: Its hardly low, and raising it would actually defeat a lot of revenue at this point.
Kid: No they wouldn't more taxes more money, its simple.
Me: Not how it works, do you know why they tax cigarettes so ridiculously high?
Kid: (after some fumbling to understand why they do) Because they don't want so many people having cigarettes to smoke, cuz theyre bad
Me: Exactly, and that's worked, smoking per capita in this country has dropped dramatically, especially in states with high taxes on tobacco products. So that being said, why would you tax the generating of wealth in this country when you know taxing something causes less of it to be created?
<at this point we were cut off by a teacher and a lack of rebuttal>