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I can only assume this kind of comment would be Seattle Time's main demographic at this point.
To some extent, as we make people independently wealthy - which should be, but often is not the goal of the GOP -- they can be freed of the welfare state or the need to do business and to operate as the kind of free men that the Constitution was written for.
Of course, what we ended up with is an out of control system with no feedback loops that let 400 guys take it all and leave everyone else as some form of serf.
So, this is why I always go with asset or property taxes above a certain, reasonable but high, limit.
At the point someone has earned enough to tide them over comfortably for his life then that's it. Game over. You're retired, good bye! Money is not to be hoarded and held over people's heads. It's there to free you to be that Jefferson or Washington, or, if you like nice things, Hamilton. But not Croesus!
And they hate people who are lazy welfare bums who just sit back and take advantage of other people's labor, right?
So why the heck wouldn't they be all in favor of a 100% estate tax? After all, what's the difference between being a trust fund baby and a welfare fraud? Except the trust fund baby is even more of a parasite, of course.
Right wingers always say that the more you tax something the less you get of it. So let's take them at their word: let's stop taxing labor and wages and start taxing death.