Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
It has been explained that no one pays the top rate on some of their income-only when they hit a certain level.
The main evil of a progressive income tax is that it caters to politicians pandering to those in the lower brackets to use rate raises only on the top brackets
By ignoring or actively destroying the proper boundaries on federal action, the democrats have created a situation where our nation is headed to bankruptcy. Dem politicians promise more and more spending. when they are in power they try to jack up taxes on the wealthy for two reasons
1) to appeal to class envy
2) to claim that they are able to pay for their handouts
of course this scheme fails because it only encourages their constituents to want more and more handouts which the pimps have to provide or lose the next election. Plus the rich start avoiding taxes or the economy slows and the tax increases do not bring in enough
When the GOP is in power deficits climb because that party understands that putting the addicts on cold turkey will cause them to lose the next election so deficit spending increases
both parties are guilty but it was the democratic party that created the system that has us headed towards bankruptcy
only when the average voter will retaliate against a politician who promises more spending will the system right itself and the only way for that to happen is to get rid of the current tax system that allows the many to put the duty of taxation on the shoulders of the rich.