RE: MN State Rep: Only Millionaires “Actually Worked Hard”
NO millionaire got their millions alone. Fact of the matter, most millionaires got their money the old-fashioned way--they inherited it.
For example, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, came from a very well-to-do family. Most stories downplay this and call his upbringing "upper-middle class". Even if the family didn't provide actual financial backing, he had access to resources, (he was sent to private school), and other assistance, including, but not limited to, business networking. There are no stories that indicate any family-provided financial backing, but I'd be willing to bet that there was some.
Since they didn't get the millions alone, why should they get to keep it alone? Why shouldn't they pay taxes like everyone else?