American presidents have many jobs. They govern. They lead. They inspire. And if we're lucky, they continue to set an example even after they've left the White House. Jimmy Carter's steadfast humanitarianism has been on exhibit for more than three decades; and the Clinton Foundation has become a global force of good.
This is more than simply a case of armies of corporate shilling tax lobbyists that rig the tax system to insure that the rich duck and dodge their fair share. The poor have always been viewed as a ready, easy, and accessible piggy bank for state and federal governments to pay their always increasing bills.