Money doesn't come from nowhere
many seem to think it does.
People 'born with money' had families who got their money from somewhere. If they had a company that made money, that is because the public spent money with them, allowing them to pile up the results.
And that company fell from the sky, and the public gave them their money for nothing.
Take Mr. Jobs, for instance. He started with nothing, not even his birth parents (whom he saw as a sperm and egg donor, not without reason, and with a little bitterness). He was, however provided with adoptive parents (to whom, AFAIK, he was fiercely devoted, in the Fifth Commandment way), the machinist father teaching him rudimentary electronics and the accountant mother teaching him reading before he entered school. That's all. No company, no money. Just hard work, and using talents.
Again: circulation. Us horrible peasants ought to be grateful the rich overlords don't shut off the taps, because they were born with gold, or it fell out of the sky, and they have divine right like the kings used to.
You seem to labor under the misunderstanding that the "rich overlords" (and how much do you have to make to qualify for that position?) stuff their money under a mattress. What do you think they do with it?
How sad, you know- because when I was in school and we read Adam Smith, he sounded a lot more like me than you. Gradual tax system, still running fine for hundreds of years. You earn more, you pay more. Simple.
Simply wrong, as always. The federal gradual tax system is not even a century old:established (or enabled) by the XVIth Amendment, it was promised that it would only affect the very rich, and would be at most 2%. Didn't work out that way, so don't know what you mean by "still running fine."
Honesty isn't popular today, though.