First of all, the playing field is NEVER even. We all have different backgrounds, different economic circumstances, and different genetics.
And even if we start off all fair, what if one person gets to the top by committing fraud? Anyone else could have committed fraud...by your definition he would have earned his fortune because everyone started off evenly.
Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:
Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a