Western societies have become more economically unequal, with a small minority holding the majority of the wealth while public services continue to decline. The back drop of austerity has made this inequality even starker, leading many to question whether the richest should be paying more to help fund public services?
Yes, the wealthy should have to pay more in taxes
The wealthy should not be able to accumulate capital in the way they currently can, and should pay more taxes so other benefit.
Wealthy people benefit the most from society’s structure
As they see the most benefit from our societal structure, the wealthy should also have to pay more to support it.
It is unfair to punish the wealthy for their success.
Wealthy people already pay their fair share
The tax burden on the wealthy is already proportionally higher than any other income group, and their taxation helps pay into a substantial portion of public service costs. It would be unfair to increase their share further.