We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This is the problem with highly progressive tax schemes. It is not only unfair that a few pay for the government of the many, but it puts that funding at risk.
Bush is guilty of this in his tax cuts. By taking a lot of people off the tax rolls, he shifted the burden to fewer people. The tax base needs to be broadened and it is a difficult proposition to tell people who didn't use to pay tax that they now have to. Broadening the base also makes a big target for demagogues who will be able to say that that the tax burden is shifted more toward the people who can least afford it. (admittedly, they would say that regardless, but you get the idea)