Craig Lapine, in a letter to the editor published Oct. 24, seems vexed that “top earners have never before kept so much wealth.”

That may very well be true, but what he misses is the flipside of that analysis, which is the well-to-do are already paying as much as five, 10, 20 or even more times as much as the “average Joe.”

To the fair-share crowd, a multiple such as this is not enough. They always want more. Of course, the real-world consequences of this is that the well-to-do people will simply choose to live in a state like New Hampshire or Florida, as opposed to paying the second-highest marginal income tax rate in this country.

So, Craig, I hope you enjoy getting a high percentage of nothing.

Don Vose

Naples