Yes,higher taxes are definitely ok for society for various reasons.Everyone has a certain obligation to their fellow man and taxes are a way that everyone tends to stay together and take care of each other.It also provides a type of social safety net that might not be available during hard times.
Higher taxes is not okay for the society. As is most of the society in the US is struggling and our middle class is now the same as the working class. Adding more and higher taxes will make these people's live that much worse. It will become difficult to buy anything.