... all tax policies are not equal. Clearly, there are special tax provisions for the wealthy. If you can figure out how to lose millions, you can avoid paying millions in taxes. Certainly, no one is going to voluntarily pay extra taxes. I get that.
However, if you are wealthy and claim to be for the average middle/lower class worker and if you find tax policies that create income inequalities, should you not expose such inequalities in the tax codes?
I would think that a person running for high office would, using their own experience, expose the tax policies that favor wealth, at the expense of us all, and put forward a platform that shows how such codes should be revised. But, if such a person tries to hide, gloss over, or even deny that they played the system, then it is easy to question their ethics and pro-small guy statements as being cow dung.