And come on, you've had 3 chances to rebut my point about 999 and you keep changing it to the poor and the rich. Now it's total contribution as a group. Of course the rich pay more in total contribution. That's because the ratio of income got skewed over the last 30 years that was a reversal of what was going on for the 30 years prior. The funny thing is the upper 1% has been seeing some nice tax reductions over the last 30 years. And the poor? Their income levels haven't even kept ahead of inflation. That's why progressive taxation is used.
And with Cains 999 plan, the upper 1% pays an average of $.5 mil less compared to today.