It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Without workers/labor there would be no society to be found.
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1) whose fault is that
2) why would an employer pay him 20 an hour when other employers can get equally skilled labor for less than half than that
3) "obscenely wealthy" people (wtf does that mean) aren't that way due to market rates of wages. Those people you think are too rich mainly are that rich because they start a business that takes off. The guys who started Google are not obscenely rich due to them underpaying workers. Same with Bill Gates. Your either or argument has no merit whatsoever
You ignore that the figure you name of $7 an hour was also influenced by the lowest amount permissible under law - the minimum wage.
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