Hey Wildbull. I agree with your statement "income does not equal wealth". However, I don't know what to make of your statement "high taxes are good for the wealthy". First, you only seem to mention income taxes. But taxes can be leveed on investment income, capital, property, estates, etc. Second, define what you mean by "high taxes"; 50%, 70%, 90%? What's your number? In general, "high" taxes are rarely good for the person being taxed (wealthy or not). Finally, my post was merely about how the US government is struggling to implement tax reform, and how this relates to the discussion on US debt levels. My point was that in order to pay for tax cuts, the US debt would be going up. Later on, when debt payments become unmanageable, then the little guys trying to live on Social Security could get whacked with cuts to their Social Security.