Mitt Romney (R-MA) says that people who do not pay income taxes are not accountable, do not take responsibility for their lives. There are thousands of millionaires and many corporations who do not pay income taxes. Indeed, Mitt may be one of them himself.
The wealthy have been paying a larger share of federal income taxes not because their tax rates have gone up -- in fact, they've gone down. It's because they've been collecting the lion's share of the growth for decades.
Mr. President, you lost me and most of America with all your talk about Trojan Horses and Social Darwinism, as I thought I was back in a course on classics or American intellectual history at Harvard in the 1950s.
I feel no need to apologize for only paying what I owe in taxes -- I'm a human, not a saint. Why should I let rich conservatives free ride on my contributions? Are they willing to forgo the benefits of public goods like national defense?