I must have bought the whole idea of capitolism, because if you can make 30 times more than me, God bless you. I'm a firm believe that you should make what you can - billionares TYPICALLY contribute to society through their creations, like Bill Gates - who is no cheapskate when it comes to donations...
But I like the idea of KEEPING EVERYTHING I'VE EARNED, not share it with 305 milllion other Americans. I feel for everyone, I know people beyond hurting and still not making it, I am (so far) on of the lucky ones - I'm employed and still have some savings, just bought a house with a small mortgage. But even distribution may be taken out of context, to the common man - we are all fighting for what we have, I don't know many people around my are who's combined income easily exceeds $200K I know they aren't rich, they are concidared JUST making it with 3 kids around here.
I don't think we have a real winner here in this contest, I think it comes to WHICH ONE will do LESS DAMAGE in the next 4 or 8 years. This ecconomic issue is worldwide, not just a US issue - we have a long road ahead, neither of them tag-teams will so any problems too soon.
What ever happened to a FLAT TAX, a 30% or whatever tax across the board of all incomes - I see that as being the only fair way. I'd gladly pay my 3 million a year in tax if I get to keep 7 million, I don't see how that isn't fair. Gladly a flat tax so I know EVERYONE is paying their share.
PS... leave the seniors alone from taxation and figure out a good way to increase our Voluntary Military - hopefully through educational benefits in the field they learn in the military. Because a voluntary and drafted army is a fine line in world matters, one nasty bomb laden country goes whacky one day, we'd see a draft if all Heck broke loose. Nope, no answers just promises from all sides, nothing changed.