I'm tired of reading that taxing the rich means "sharing the wealth," which suggests that somehow the rich are wealthy because they're harder workers or more deserving and that they need to share out of some sort of goodness. No, the rich are wealthy because they're hoarding the wealth. They're paying themselves greatly. Salaries for average workers aren't keeping up with the times. That is why we have this great divide.
It comes down to a unwillingness by republicans to ask the wealthiest to pay more, says Jay Carney.