Currently the hottest ticket in this election isn't Obama, McCain or Palin but Joe the Plumber, a member of the working class who takes issue with Obama's tax plan.
Joe Wurzelbacher raises an important issue- the taxation of success. While Mr. Wurzelbacher does not disagree with being taxed, he does have a problem with being over-taxed because he is successful at his job. Small businesses and families are eaten alive because of socialist notions that success equals "unfair distribution of wealth". Why distribute what one has worked so hard for? Would it not be better to encourage people to make it on their own, create jobs and/or build up their communities and take care of themselves and their families instead of taxing them to death, running them out of business thereby creating joblessness, despair, mass migration out of once-successful cities and towns and making them dependant on the state?
Joe earned that money. It's his. Let him keep it. We don't take birthday presents and re-distribute them. Entitlement should be earned, not given out because of some romantic notion of "sharing".