Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Except that's not Joe's answer. That's not what Joe said. Joe said there should be a progressive tax system where taxes are assessed based on public need and ability to pay. Joe said today's tax scheme is overly complex and unfair where wage earners are increasingly bearing a larger share of the tax burden and are paying more as a percentage of their income than the uber wealth like Trump, Romney, Koch, and Buffett. Joe said all income from whatever source should be taxed equally. Joe has said wage income shouldn't be the most heavily taxed income as it is today. If Joe Six Pack is expected to pay 30% of his income, The Donald should at least be expected to pay 30% of his income if not more. The fact is the US has the ability to increase taxes as it did in 2013. Taxes are low by historical standards. Joe said taxes were much higher in the past, and that's just a plain and simple fact. And Joe has said US debt is manageable despite all the hoopla and right wing fear mongering and demagoguery.