Very interesting article highlighting problems with our tax system: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/102-tax-rate-takes-cake-160010322.html It states what I've long argued: ?The best way to have everyone pay their fair share is to tax all income (whether earned or unearned) at the same rates,? his accountant, Jeffrey Rosenthal, said. Still, it discusses how some 'rich' people still pay a ridiculous tax rate because of their occupation, where they live, etcetera. In other words, the tax code favors certain professions over others. It makes me think federal rates should stay as they are, eliminate some deductions and tax all income the same. It's a good read and would be interested to hear everyone's thoughts...KK I'm looking at you in particular.