This lost me at "democratic".
Simply another demonrat propaganda screed.
Stop publishing this drivel on the DP. We get enough of this nonsense in the so-called news and the countless morons who simply repeat whatever "everyone" says.
Also, it's a lie to say that higher earners don't pay a "fair" share of payroll taxes when they pay more money because it's at the same percentage RATE as everyone else. It assumes that a "fair share" is paying a higher percentage rate. Of course, even with "graduated" income tax rates already that way, the demoniacs still claim that income taxes aren't "fair" either.
And lest anyone assume that I'm a wealthy person, I am barely covering my bills and one step away from homelessness right now. But I THINK before I open my mouth, and I'd rather someone be able to hire me to work a productive job, rather than win some ideological battle that leaves me in poverty.
Demoniacs. Stop repeating their lies.