In this election year you heard one side blaming the other side about giving tax breaks to the rich and not caring about the middle class. Why would you give tax breaks to the rich? First the top 50 percent of wage earners are paying 96.03 percent of all taxes. The top five percent of wage earners pay 53.25 percent of all taxes. If the lower 50 percent of wage earners aren't paying taxes, how can you give them tax breaks? Maybe this was an election ploy by one side to get votes. Another reason is that the top 50 percent are your entrepreneurs and businessmen who create wealth to the economy when they get some extra cash. That is the biggest reason why we give tax breaks to the rich. The rich do something productive when extra money comes their way, they don't blow it.