The 60 minutes piece on taxing the rich, the stat that one has to stop & take note of is the following, "In 1985, the top wealthiest 5% of the US population collectively held $8 trillion. Today, that same demographic holds $40 trillion." Granted some of that increase has to be adjusted for inflation. However, that's still a multi fold increase. There is a need to overhaul the tax code as it is quite obvious & almost doesn't even require mentioning that the rest of the 95% is not enjoying such a benefit. This is not some platform to initiate some sort of asinine class warfare, but rather a move to bring things a lil closer back to balance. One where our middle class is able to a lifestyle consistent with the traditional American lifestyle that was enjoyed but others in years past. I'm a conservative republican & not an current administration supporter. But, ever since Herman Cain has disappeared from the presidential race this issue has been put to the back burner. I myself do not wish to see our country experience such a wealth disparity equivalent to South American country. Thoughts? Ps I know the current state of affairs are shit. We need not be reminded. But, more interested in creating a dialogue of how to get creative in adjusting the code & the pros & cons of such.