We see what we want to see. American President Obama and Venezuelan President Chavez see with the same prejudices. With Obama's socialist background and socialist imagination, in which successful business people are seen as villains and wage earners glorified, wealthy people (read "evil ones") are seen as not paying their "fair share" of taxes and lower income people are seen as not being treated "fairly" by the U.S. tax code. For Obama, "fairness" is all about manipulating everyone closer to economic equality ... by head-chopping means if necessary.

Never mind that all taxation is theft by the ruling political class and no taxation is fair. Obama's concept of "fairness" makes taxation an act of religious worship honoring the God of Universal Injustice.

Here is Ayn Rand writing of the hideous socialist ethics:

"Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made — before it can be looted or mooched — made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability."-Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual)

What happens if men and women of lofty goals and tireless effort (the initiators of industry and commerce) look at their tax burden and say "Screw this!" What happens if the men and women who carry society on their shoulders go on strike? Don't delay even one more day reading Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged.