A hard right opinion seems to always claim the government's power must be found spelled out in the Constitution.
A more moderate opinion is the Constitution spelled out the categories our Federal government has control over the devil being in the details and for each new generation to address as the economy blossomed from farming to industrial to now electronic finance and beyond. Our society went from a patrician class dominating everything from wealth to voting to an uneasy power sharing with an expanded middle class.
While extremists attempt to weave a doom and gloom situation where the poor wealthy are stripped of all their money through ending all exemptions, others can point to continuing a wealth system where a few can be born into incredible power with no effort on their own. Like the nobility of old who maintained power by maintaining the legal/financial system to their benefit.
It reminds me of an old saying so my question is,
Which is better, teaching your offspring how to be a success or simply hand it to them? That old teach them to fish vs just making sure they have a life time supply of fish to play with?
To have a child who's claim to fame is inventing the lowly sticky note or an heiress who's claim to fame is the catch phase, "that's hot"?
The wealthy will never fall into the middle class due to taxation. Their race to the top of the leap where wealth beyond usefulness maybe slowed but our history to include during FDR's time never has them selling apples on the street corner-
Their collective greed and fiscal irresponsibility did that.