Life is tough and with the economy the way it has been, the uncertain job and real estate markets, the likelihood that an education won’t guarantee you a good career anymore and massive debts held by individuals and entire countries all while the top 1% (or whatever figure gets used) live completely worry free and arguably spending less than ever you have to ask the question “should we tax the rich”. Surely putting high tax on those that won’t miss the money is a great way to pad the bottom of the barrel, so to speak, and help even out the playing field and general standards throughout a country.
In short to the question “should we tax the rich?” my answer is a simple YES.
Of course the ideal is that when you have plenty you would be willing to give plenty back. In a system where everyone, or at least the majority is on board and we believe in the shared ideology of a democracy the rich, you would think, would be falling over themselves to give money back into the system. A better more comfortable world for everyone makes everything in life better, well that’s how I view it.