This country was populated originally by Euro-Losers.
The Income tax set up just under 100 years ago/originally to prevent a 'serf-and-casle' system that was developing because People like Rockefeller, Morgan, Carnegie, etc were accumulating vast fortunes while many were scraping.
Living in virtual slave-labor mining towns/railroad gangs.
What made America, America WAS and IS a large Middle Class (progressive income tax), the vast majority therefore with a stake in our democracy.
Some/a Minority of people just Are Much better, in fact WAY Too much better at accumulating the pie than others.
This is fact.
One YOU obvioulsy, from your posts, wouldn't benefit from if cut-throat/pure capitalism was to be instituted.
One I do understand and have benefitted from.
Especially from Bush virtually Halving MY taxes (Capital Gains/Divs) while running up the deficit/YOUR legacy/payback.
If we would revert back to our 'fair' natural state, again, resembling the beginning of the 20th C with a few astonishingly wealthy and a servant class, or perhaps purer/'fairer', 'serf-and-castle' system.
And as already shown, "Class warfare" has been waged and Won for 25 years against the LESS well off, and any attempt to move even one click back towards historically Fair!.... is Idiotically/with great Irony called "Class warfare" when in fact, and especially considering the the Bush years which HALVED Capital Gains and Div taxes on which the rich live, it's realy "COUNTER Class Warfare".
Nothing sadder/goofier than a Poor Fiscal Republican who has been duped into being into thinking he's a Rugged individualist.
Now go trim my hedges in the North Garden.
Fine. we can just go back to 1900 (Rockeller/Morgan/Mellon).. or 1400 (serf-and-castle) for that matter.
Odds are YOU won't be looking out any window over your little Estate/Duchy, but digging trenches for your dinner with the other hut dwellers.
"social engineeering"/Progressive taxes Worked/Work.
That's why virtually Every advanced Industrial country has it.
In fact Most of the advanced Western Industrial deomcracies have even More progressive systems.
I think the point is made/we're done.
No hard feelings if you continue the gardening for 16 hours 6 days a week.
Otherwise I'll have to get a few other posters on the estate.