Now, who do you think we should we listen to: Marco Rubio or Theodore Roosevelt?
A heavy progressive tax upon a very large fortune is in no way such a tax upon thrift or industry as a like would be on a small fortune. No advantage comes either to the country as a whole or to the individuals inheriting the money by permitting the transmission in their entirety of the enormous fortunes which would be affected by such a tax; and as an incident to its function of revenue raising, such a tax would help to preserve a measurable equality of opportunity for the people of the generations growing to manhood.
Or how about Thomas Jefferson?
Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise.
Obviously, Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson were Saul Alinsky types who wanted to transform America into a socialist dystopia.
For some reason, the media refuses to point out that the GOP has become radicalized to the point that the very notion of a progressive tax -- which has been in place since World War One -- is offensive to them.
A party which wants to repeal the 20th century isn't "conservative" -- it's radical. That needs to be repeated again and again and again.