I'm for "Fairness" too... How about 0% Income tax for all brackets?
For a percentage? Yes. Total Amount? No.
Mitt Romney paid 13.9% in taxes. Most middle class Americans pay more.
Using "Fairness" when it comes to Economic matters is a pretty pathetic argument considering the Economic system this country tries to express is Free Market Capitalism. You know... the only system in the History of Mankind to promote the fastest growth Economically and the best system in place for the Poor to enter the Middle Class or higher.
Revenue AND fairness are both important to me.
An Appeal to Fear fallacy of the "Evil Rich" taking every possible resource imaginable then enslaving the masses isn't going to work. The current system that enslaves people throughout History is an overreaching Government behemoth that enslaves its people. Stop feeding the monster.
I am worried that, if the current trends continue, the rich will soon own nearly everything and the rest of us will own nearly nothing. It concerns many other thoughtful wealthy people as well. I am surprised it doesn't worry you as well.
"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."