Q: Dr. Klug, what type of physician are you?
A: I’m an Independence Day physician. I work from January 1 to July 4 each year to pay my taxes.
Dr. Klug does not focus on the injustice of our tax system where the top 1% of income generators pay nearly 40% of income taxes. He is quite good at counting his blessings: excellent health, loving family and rewarding occupation. Yet like most top income producers he is concerned about how the press and liberal politicians villainize the so-called “rich.”
Why is it that the 1 percenters in this country are not all in Washington protesting about the enormous tax burden they are carrying? In part it’s because, as Steve Jobs said, “it was never about the money.” In most cases, the pride of achievement and financial independence more than offsets the frustration with the inequities in the tax system.