Of course my schooling was all wrong as all of the heros I read about now have their villainous sides as having primary focus. In any event, I learned about the various reasons taxes were levied...one of which was to slow something down that was legal but not desirable. There seem to be mixed messages coming from Washington regarding whether or not successful businesses are desirable and when that success becomes too much. Out of one side of a politicians mouth we hear of the importance of "growing" our businesses but out of the other side we hear that big business is a villain that needs to be throttled. The speech to be used depends on the crowd make-up and this tactic appears to work. Like I said, all that I learned in school was wrong. That taxing success seems counter intuitive to me is due to my own lack of proper early indoctrination.
this is ridiculous....it's going to touted as a way to pay back the Wall Street bailout, but it's actually a 'global' effort to 'share the wealth' to the poor all over the world. And even that is a lie...any money given to leaders in crappy countries is stolen by those leaders.