Most people will not come right out and say they hate certain groups of people. So they say for instance that poor people are lazy, stupid and worthless byt they won't say they hate them. But the fact is they do. They have to because if they admit that those who are less fortunate deserve help then they would have to say how to help them. It's just easier to hate them.
The fact is most poor people work HARD and for very little. Many jobs in this country don't pay enough to place a person in the middle class.
Another fact is that the poverty rate used to be less in this country. In 2000 it was 11%. Wages were rising and unemployment was 4%. We can provide good jobs but it requires that the rich pay their fair share and that full employment be a national goal. Stop spending so much defending other countries and invest here. Repair roads, bridges and schools. Most people can make make it. They just need the chance. Try helping them instead of hating them.
50% of what? Total tax I assume? One thing that people don't talk about on this board is the danger of radical wealth inequality and its ability to destabilize. I've read a bit about the French Revolution... The top wealthiest 400 people in our country have more wealth than the bottom half. That's 400 vs. 150,000,000. What do you all think about the dangers of that?