Are better taxes just about the politics of envy?

"This is merely the politics of envy"


Most people do not want to be wealthy, they just want to be secure and have enough. Our country is wealthy enough to ensure everyone has enough to live with dignity.  Income poverty and material hardship rates for the whole population are around 12% (income poverty) and 7.4% (material hardship). Both of these rates are on a five-year downward track and this shows how using tax resources to lift lower incomes can make a difference. If the wealthiest and those on the highest incomes contribute more then we have the public resources to lift most people out of poverty (or even to end poverty in this country).