The wealthiest Americans pay most of the tax burden in the USA. There are those that say that is fair. He who has more can pay more, but making the rich pay more in taxes may have a negative effect on the poor. If a poor person wants a job does another poor person hire them? Certainly not. The rich Americans are the ones who provide jobs for the poor or lower class. The more you tax the rich the less disposable income they have to hire the poor with. Some may be inclined to say, “you are just giving it to them anyway, so give it to them in government subsidies”. My opinion is that a person can get more from a wealthy American by working for them then they can get from a government subsidy. Tax the rich for what they use, not the welfare system and Medicare, and let them redistribute the wealth to the poor that deserve for it.