I am fine with current tax rates.
I'm going to one up you on this one: I want to go back to Reagan tax rates!
Rich people control the vast majority of the wealth and pay the vast majority of the US budget. Sounds like their fair share to me.
Not in proportion to the wealth they actually control and the method they acquire more of it. Income tax isn't the only form of taxation and wages aren't the only way to gain an income.
Your edit is partially true. I don't want to pay more taxes because the government demands it to fund programs and participate in actions I do not agree with. Do you? I bet you could get by without an extra $50 bucks a year? Why not? You can afford it right? Then it shouldn't be a problem right?
We all pay for shit we don't want. I didn't vote for Bush or for us to go to Iraq or for mercenaries. And yes, I can afford an extra $50, but that doesn't mean the he person that makes half what I make is able to afford it and that doesn't mean that those that make twice as much as me can't afford $100.
And Nasum, I am not advocating a flat tax rate. I am simply pointing out that they should realize they are thinking of a different kind of "fair share" than their opposition. The fair share is not what the rich spend or keep in excess.
You do know that the rich don't derive most of their income through wages right? That's why Warren Buffet pays less tax as a percentage than his secretary. This is also why your idea of a "fair share" also isn't fair.