I might be willing to agree that we should tax people according to their income. I’d be less inclined to agree that we should increase the rate of taxation as the income moved ever higher.
However the debate went, I would insist on this:
Taxation of the people is meant to pay for the necessary role of government.
There is no way that you could get me to agree that we need to confiscate the wealth of one man and simply hand it to another.