Those who are paying the most should be getting the most back, but that's not the case. The middle class shoulders most of the federal tax burden as a percentage of income, but it's the affluent who get the most back from our economic system. They've enjoyed the fruits of the system that everyone supports through their participation and that has allowed them to gain affluence, yet there are those among them who balk at the thought of supporting it enthusiastically even though it's in their best interests that our economic system be well-maintained.
And the Republican Party champions their cause.
Why in the world would anyone in the middle class advocate falling on his sword by cutting his own paid-for Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to keep taxes low on those who have already benefited so much from everyone's efforts? Wealth in this country is concentrating at the top at an increasing rate and it's coming out of the pockets of the middle class.
That may be fine for folks like me, but looking down the road it doesn't look fine for the future of our country.