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I agree with your points, but why are the wealthy taxed more whenever they are the successful ones? How can success be condemned?
With success comes responsibility. America cannot be "I've got mine, now to hell with the rest of you". If you build wealth, you should also bear a greater responsibility for building the country that allows you to earn that wealth.