Is it fair that high net worth individuals pay far more in taxes than they will ever use in future services? Why not cap a citizens lifetime tax liability? So after a threshold amount is paid, that individual is waived from owing any future taxes? What dollar amount would be fair? 10 Million? 20 Million? On a per capita basis, each American 'consumes' 12,000 dollars in federal services, per year, every year (federal budget / population). That implies over ones lifetime (~85 years), the average American will have incurred ~1 million dollar in Federal services. 10 or 20 times that amount should satisfy even the staunchest collectivist, ya? I realize this is all pie-in-the-sky, but an interesting topic. For the life of me, I can't understand how insane our system is.