A hearty, NO!" While the wealthy might be paying more sales taxes than the common working person just because they have the means to buy more, the working common person has to pay those same taxes on just the necessities to get by as well as all the other taxes paid to the government. And the wealthy have the ways and means to have their money working for them behind the scenes to be making more and more money acrue in their bank accounts while the working person just keeps struggling to get by or keeps sinking deeper into the hole. There is NOTHING fair about the wealthy paying less taxes than the working people! It is pure and simple manipulation to keep the little guy down while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer! That is not in my mind a "democracy," but a government scandal that caters to the rich because they can lobby to the rich government officials who themselves want to be included in keeping as much of their money as possible too! They feed off of each other at the expense of the working people they are supposed to be representing fairly, but I see no fairness here, as the people who put these senators and congressmen in power ARE the rich because they are the ones who can afford to pay to contribute to their campaign expenses. So who are the policical advocates going to advocate for? The working person who listened to all their promises about working for "them" in their campaign speeches, or the rich who paid to put them in their place of power? Go figure. See the results for yourself! Why do you think the voting at the polls is down and the working person doesn't believe all the hyped-up promises made as the elections are coming up and feel like they have no real power? Because they know that when all is said and done, most of those promises will be broken and empty when it comes to real action on their part at voting time and the rich will come out on top again and again.
It all comes down to trust and I don't think that the working people trust any of the promises made at election time because so many of them have been broken over and over again. How can a person who has no clout trust someone who is being paid by the rich to get elected? This question is a no-brainer unless you can afford to not work for a living, living paycheck to paycheck.