No one should pay half or more of their income to the government, regardless if their money was inherited or worked for through employment. No one should pay a higher percentage of tax** just because they earn more. **I would consider having a higher percentage of tax paid by people with children. I don't see the justification in giving tax credits for having children. Children end up in our public school system creating higher costs for taxpayers. Shouldn't the tax credit go to the person utilizing the system the least? Instead, the more children you have the bigger the tax break that is given.