Can any con/repub give me good reason why the rich should not be taxed MORE?

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    It has been an issue since the 1970's that productivity in the lower and middle class jobs have risen, but wages have remained flat. In other words, the "rich" are not earning all of the money that they make.

    If those at the top of the income distribution receive far more than the value of what they create, and those at lower income levels receive less, then one way to correct this is to increase taxes at the upper end of the income distribution and use the proceeds to protect important social programs that benefit working-class households, programs that are currently threatened by budget deficits.

    This would help to rectify the maldistribution of income that is preventing workers from realizing their share of the gains from economic growth.

    In what way does this not make any sense?

    And don't get it twisted. I have nothing against the wealthy. I think these hard-working individuals deserve to be well paid for what they do, but not nearly to this extent.
     
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    To what extent is enough and who is to make that distinction?
     
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    It's already been asked and answered a million times and you're still asking?
     
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    What YOU think someone SHOULD be paid is irrelevant in a free society... you NOR government gets to dictate what someone SHOULD be paid...

    And in a free society of equal treatment under law, how is it you think the 'evil rich' should be treated differently where ~50% pay income taxes and ~50% pay ZERO income taxes to the fed??

    Government also does not exist for the redistribution of wealth... sorry charlie, this ain't a commune

    The only share you are entitled to is the share you actually earn thru your own effort, choices, actions, etc.... not one that is owed to you simply because you exist as a citizen in this country
     
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    ^^^^ This.
     
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    I fall into the broad category of the rich. And I'm willing to pay more. Just as soon as those paying nothing pay something.
     
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    Can any Democrat tell me why the rich need to be shaken down? Capitalism does not eat the rich imho.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=661pi6K-8WQ]EAT THE RICH! - YouTube[/ame]

    Socialists do eat the rich.
     
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    Exhibit A why we need to burn down our "Educational" system
     
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    I am conscious that an equal division of property is impracticable. But the consequences of this enormous inequality producing so much misery to the bulk of mankind, legislators cannot invent too many devices for subdividing property, only taking care to let their subdivisions go hand in hand with the natural affections of the human mind. The descent of property of every kind therefore to all the children, or to all the brothers and sisters, or other relations in equal degree is a politic measure, and a practicable one. Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise. Whenever there is in any country, uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labour and live on. If, for the encouragement of industry we allow it to be appropriated, we must take care that other employment be furnished to those excluded from the appropriation. If we do not the fundamental right to labour the earth returns to the unemployed. It is too soon yet in our country to say that every man who cannot find employment but who can find uncultivated land, shall be at liberty to cultivate it, paying a moderate rent. But it is not too soon to provide by every possible means that as few as possible shall be without a little portion of land. The small landholders are the most precious part of a state.
    -Thomas Jefferson to James Madison
    October 28, 1785
     

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