Reading this post at the 'theblogprof' can give one pause.
Think long and hard about what those numbers mean.
1% of our population pays 95% of the federal taxes. That means..... if one person out of a hundred... the right one person... goes on extended vacation this year, we can kiss our government and our society goodbye.
It's not their wealth we are leaching on as a society, but their production. They are the people that make things happen, and we have built our whole modern American society on the principle of bleeding them dry.