There used to be different tax brackets. The highest bracket now includes many more people than the highest one did earlier.
The couple thousand owe their wealth to their own work. I am not advocating a flat tax. I am against, however, 90% tax rates. To say, if you earn a billion dollars, that you "owe" 900 million to the government for ****s and giggles because its your "fair share" is ridiculous.
I never said it wasn't a problem in private jobs. I wasn't making a point by saying that I went to a private university, just that that's where my public schooling and personal experience with it ended. Universities in general give tenure based on research not length of teaching or quality of teaching.
I don't know how you can claim that in states that just lost unions lost academic excellence. If in just a few weeks teachers started being crappy because they're not in a union anymore, screw them. They should be in it for the kids.