A very small niche of America's uber-wealthy have pulled off what may well be the biggest con job in the history of our republic, and they did it in a startlingly brief 30 or so years. True, they spent over three billion dollars to make it happen, but the reward to them was in the hundreds of billions - and will continue to be.
This is an example of the false dichotomy of arguing over whether the rich or poor should pay more taxes.
We are ALL paying too much in taxes, period.
The lion's share of that money goes to build things that kill people, or payments on the vast debts created to enslave you to the Federal Reserve. any services you receive are paid for by the dregs not yet claimed by one or the other sharpster (like the global warming cult).