Karl Marx predicted that capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction. That is correct if a capitalist government embarks on an extensive and ultra progressive tax system to finance excessive entitlements. Marx succinctly stated this strategy would eventually lead to socialism and ultimately communism.
Our current tax system fairly close matches the above. It punishes success (income growth) and thus stunts economic growth and widens the income gap. Many of the poor likely realize that income is heavily taxed so why risk getting a job when the Government provides so much?
The Fair Tax (FT), in Congress as HR 25, provides incentives for all, by not taxing income and thus encouraging one to generate more income. The FT is revenue neutral while eliminating all federal income and payroll taxes. The FT generates revenue via a national sales tax on new products.
More of the poor will realize they can better themselves significantly by earning tax free income and not being punished by earning as much as they can. They can then do their part to narrow the income gap. To learn more visit http://www.fair tax.org, https://economics501.wordpress.com/category/tax-reform/,