“A progressive tax code means the rich pay their fair share so that others have opportunity.”
I detest this kind of verbiage with a fiery passion. Who are “the rich”? Which income category do they belong to? What does “a fair share” mean? What is the actual, concrete percentage? Who are “others”? What’s their income category?
The lack of specificity is not accidental. It means that people like me and you will be ripped off. If that weren’t the plan, then instead of the bleating about fair shares we’d finally hear actual numbers.
All I want to know from Warren and Bernie is how much my taxes will grow if they are elected. I just want a number. Their refusal to give one makes it clear they are planning to rob me blind. If they had an acceptable number in mind, they’d reveal it.