the middle class don't pay near as much federal income tax as the rich and they use far more government services.
the top 1 percent makes 22% of the income tax yet they pay 40% of the income tax. that is the LARGEST GAP in the world
most other countries with higher marginal rates also tax everyone else more so the top one percent in most euro countries pay about the same share of the taxes as their share of the income. Our top one percent pay ALMOST TWICE the income tax burden as their share of the income
IT IS INCOME TAXED in the USA not wealth so whining about wealth is DISHONEST