Sad fact of the matter is that deindustrialization has much more to do with the decline of the middle class than tax policy.
You're mistaking the symptom for the disease. You can't preserve the greatest economy on earth by replacing plant workers with professional consumers.
The upper (ownership) class isn't impacted so much because they can own production (or at least importation) whether it's here or someplace else. And the less competitive we get as a nation, the more incentive they have to make sure it goes someplace else.
To borrow from the (old) Ford model others here have cited. We need to focus our nation on production. The rest falls into place.