The bottom 50% of income people in the usa make peanuts as a % of americans income. But many on here believe that they should pay the same % as those who are well off. Do you really think that a person who is poor gets a fair share out of what the country spend on it's budget? Do you think that the deficiet has much to do with them? As a country we have went as far as saying that the first 10,000 or so is below what anyone would need to survive so we don't ask for taxes to be paid on that amount, for anyone. But what do people mean that everyone should share equally in paying taxes, at the same time knowing that little of what the govt spends has anything to do with most of them.