What exactly... is "their fair share"?
I keep hearing people say that without defining what that really is.
Did you know the wealthy already pay most of the taxes? How much more would *you* like them to pay?
In total amount of taxes paid yes, as a percentage of income, hell no. On average, the rich pay only 1/3-1/4 of their share of taxes (12-15%) as the "average american" (33.5-36%) as a percentage basis. And since the rich are receiving ~90% of the income in the US, they should be paying ~90% of the taxes. See how that works? But they are not even close to that. When you come in to suggest that since they pay 51% (or whatever) of the taxes that's OK, even though they make 90% of the "income". How that even seems fair in your brain is beyond me. If you are rich, you are just a greedy person but I can understand your motivations. If you are not rich, you are truly a fool so please turn in your voter card.