Originally Posted by patteeu
We've tried radical equality before too.
So after all of that, you completely missed the point of my "theory". It's really math, more than theory. If you're poor and you want to move up in terms of class, how do you do it? You have to have more income. Progressive income tax schemes will tax that additional income harder than a flatter income tax scheme will. Which guy is going to be more upwardly mobile? The guy whose additional income is getting diverted to the state or the guy whose additional income is going to his pocket? The answer is pretty obvious.
Your sense of fairness (which I don't agree with, btw) doesn't trump math.
Yes, because the key to upward mobility is clearly to let the already wealthy keep and obtain even more