I don't know how to say this any more clearly: THE RICH DO NOT NEED MORE MONEY AND HELP! Like it or not, wealth inequality is a huge problem in this country. A flat tax does nothing to help those who actually need help. The rich need to be taxed more than the poor. It isn't a punishment, it should be a badge of honor! I truly respect the people who rise up in this country and make it huge. That's the American dream! But some people need more help than others. I get we can't all help everyone all the time. When someone asks me for help I have to say no sometimes. Not because "I just don't want to", but because I am simply not able to. If you have the capability to help then you should be obligated to help this country and it's citizens grow just as it was there for you to do the same. I know amazing people with beautiful families who work tirelessly to still need help to make ends meet. We have to give a portion of the country's rising wealth to all the people, not just some. As the saying goes, "with great power comes great responsibility". I feel the powerful with great riches are completely skirting their great responsibility. We have a clear lack of responsibility among the upper echelon of our society.