To the Readers' Forum:
So, what's wrong with being rich? Well, first thing is that our government, and many people, believe that these folk have lots more money than they need and can easily afford to pay higher taxes so they can "pay their fair share."
But, seems like all of us want to be rich. Just look at the millions of people participating in the last Power Ball Lottery, standing in line, waiting eagerly to spend their hard earned, or entitlement, dollars on a ticket that could make them rich
Of course, a couple of winners did suddenly become rich. They are now pushed into a class where they have "more money than they need.'' What is their "fair share now"? Wonder what they think? Did they work for the cash, or just got lucky and can afford to share with the rest of the taxpayers?
I hope they realize that half billion dollar prize is gone. They immediately will pay the government over half of the winnings in income tax, but there is lots left. Now they can start paying their "fair share" from what's left of this rich prize
Guess when you're rich (or poor) determining "fair share" is a real puzzle!
Leo A. Wilcox