If the top 1% pay "too much" of the country's income tax, maybe it's because they have too much of the country's income.
what's wrong with redistribution of wealth?
John Doe you answered your own question.
Spock, the Constitution allows Congress to pass a progressive income tax. You are imposing your own values on the Founders.

OMG concentration of wealth is inherent to capitalism and has nothing to do with "special interests" or the fed. Read Marx and put down those conspiracy theories.
Shamus the government should be funding the arts, research etc.