Ravi Agarwal notes that only 1.7 percent of people in China and 2.8 percent in India make enough money to pay income tax. That's about 1/3 of humanity living income tax-free.
In fact, "in much of the world – across Asia, Africa, and South America – it turns out that not paying income tax is not unusual; paying taxes is unusual."
So here's his big blasphemous idea that would probably get anybody killed for saying it at a Tea Party townhall meeting:
We tend to think of income tax as a burden. Perhaps we should see it as a privilege, a luxury to have an income level that makes us eligible to pay it. Look around the world and you’ll see that income tax payers are part of an elite club. More people want into this club than out.
By Ravi Agrawal
September 26, 2012 | CNN