“Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometric progression as they rise.”
– Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of the United States)
According to the Tea Party (and consequently the Republican Party, since the Tea Party is simply the base of the Republican Party), progressive taxation is redistribution of wealth, a Marxist concept. Anyone supporting it is either a socialist or a Communist. Actually both, since all socialists are Communists according to these weirdos.
As a Commie, I am very proud to have Thomas Jefferson as part of our movement.