Neither deficit nor debt will drop if government hikes taxes on high-income earners. More funds mean more creative useless spending.
To start to get out of debt, you need to separate the fiscal debt, the money you owe, from the debt burden: the emotional, mental, psychological, and often physical burden. If you do not deal with the debt burden first, you will not hear Jesus as he guides you because you will be preoccupied with your circumstance.
People drift gradually in debt by working without a budget and ignoring small expenses. If you decide to change your behaviour that cause several small expenses, you will spend less, and your financial position will improve.