I always hear conservatives saying stuff like "time after time socialism is shown to be unstable and lead to failure" but a number of Nordic countries have been following such a plan for a long time and are not only doing well, they are doing a lot better than more traditional capitalist countries. So yes, they have high taxes. But they also make some of the best wages in the world and have the best quality of life, along with some of the smallest levels of inequality. So I will ask this as bluntly as I can, would you really not considering paying 45-50% income tax if it meant the absolute minimalization of inequality and social problems? (of course there are still problems in these countries but they are statistically less) And if not, why? Greed? Idealism? Explain.