To the editor:
Taxes are the price we pay for government services.
I cannot be certain, but it is reasonable to assume poor folks require greater government services and assistance than do the wealthy. Thus, in principle, the poor should pay more.
However, since the wealthy do have greater resources, perhaps we can ask them to pay as much as the poor.
It is unarguable, though, I have no claim on the wealth of others. While all men should enjoy the same legal rights and responsibilities, they will never have equal talent, opportunity, or success.