Argument: Existing budgets in modern states requires progressive taxation
"Progressive taxation is not the same as 'spread the wealth.'". The Right Wing Professor. 26 Oct. 2008 - "Our federal government spends roughly $3 TRILLION a year and the population is roughly 300 million, which works out to $10,000 per person per year. With a median family in the US earning around $50,000/year and having 3 members, it is clear that this family can't afford to pay its "fair share" of $30,000/year in taxes. Without a drastic slashing of the federal budget, we are forced into a progressive tax system, where by progressive I simply mean the wealthy pay more in taxes than the not so wealthy."