The 1% say they can't pay the same percentage of tax that the middle class or the poor pay because they do not think its fair that they should have to pay the same tax rate. Why? because they make more money than you do and they believe they are entitled to keep more of their money than you are.
Government officials such as senators, congressmen, etc--nay, not even the president or the vice president will take a pay cut to lower the deficit. Why? Because they believe a pay cut would not be fair to "those who hold power" over the rest of us.
In addition to failing to check their own pockets before checking ours the government believes we can afford to fund war against Syria and other nations in the middle east... YET our government shouts loudly today to say we should cut food stamps and healthcare to the poor in order to save a buck. And if we do not do these things they will hold the government hostage and close it down. Really? Well hell, let's go ahead, shut it down completely, forever. Its obviously corrupt and not working for the people by the people any more. So why not shut it down!?
Aren't you tired of those on top of the money heap being the only ones benefiting from living in America?