Let's not hate the rich for succeeding
We all would love to be rich. This talk about taxing the wealthy 50% or more on income is insanity. Why should we, as a people, punish those who do well. It's not as if the wealthy started that way. Sure there are some families which one is born into money. Where did that money come from initially, it came from a hard work and taking opportunities when they presented themselves. Just because a person or family has money doesn't mean the government could or should be able to get their hands on it. The government cannot see the forest for the trees. Instead of going after individuals, who are fortunate enough, to earn more then an average wage. Let's instead take a little bit, from a lot. Meaning a flat 15% tax on individual tax payers. Not only will the government earn more, it would be fairer system.