Taxes on capital gain and others are much less that percenrage of taxes on earned income .
With all love and appreciation to all people , A doctor , a teacher , a lawyer , a construction worker, a farmer could benefit the society more or less like a capitalist or a very wealthy .No one denies that some capitalists are great philanthropists like Warren Buffet who has contributed 24 billions dollars in charities.
My point , wouldn’t be it more equitable or fairer if the very wealthy capitalists or very big corporations in the world ( not only in the USA ) would pay the same percentage of taxes as do the workers , teachers , doctors and lawyers ? This is a world dream and not only an American dream .The world dream , is that those who work for the greater good of humanity and produce the goods and services for all humans to live by , really deserve a more equitable and just taxation system . This would increase equilaity in the world . I know that the large capitalists and entrepreneurs of the world like Mark Zuckerburg or Jeff Pesoz are very smart and have contributed to the development of our world and they are great achievers and the managing brains, but all working people deserve better justice in have a fairer taxation system which is more evenly distributed in the whole planet …
However , I agree that everyone is capable of making an improvement in his or her capabilities, whether it is training our minds and souls to be more creative or learning or discovering new skills or methods in investing or trading or producing better products and services. If he or she learns better ways to investing in long term dividend paying stocks and buying stocks at reasonable prices , he or she could earn a greater income . He or she could buy bonds or lend to companies they trust to earn higher interest on bonds that have great degree of safety. Everone could make books to sell or make videos to monetize or a blog that could pay him always even if he or she stop working . I agree that passive incone is great and we have responsibilities to make self-development , but We have a responsibility to become aware that any average individual has the right for tax laws that are more reasonable and more just .
Love to all from Lebanon .