what is wrong with these people?

headline: Rich Germans demand higher taxes. they seem to think that donating their money is not enough, the government has to take it from them and use it for programs to help with the financial recession. my reaction? they obviously have no idea what they're doing. any businessman worth his salt would be able to do more with his own money, with less overhead and more control over how it's spent, than the government could. and at least 99 times out of 100, any charity you pick (or form, even... these are rich folk we're talking about after all) would spend your money more efficiently than government. government is where money goes to die.