Hobo1, based on your comment about taxes and the mythological "greater burden on the poor", you have obviously not read the Fair Tax Plan. I will also add that the "poor" don't pay any taxes to begin with, so any "tax burden" on the poor is a figment of your imagination.
The FairTax is a proposed change to the federal government tax laws of the United States intended to replace all federal taxes on personal and corporate income with a single broad national consumption tax on retail sales..
That kind of tax is just about as regressive and over-taxing of poor people as any other kind of tax imaginable. Who spends all of their money on retail products? The poor people. The rich make investments with their and earn income from those investments.