"Oooh, it's not FAIR that that person has so much more than me!" Actually, it's not fair that you steal from others without their permission. Fair is everybody paying their EQUAL share of the burden. If you think $12,300 is too much, then you need to start talking to your Congressman about how to reduce his spending. The deficit would disappear in one two-year election cycle; the debt would disappear in ten election cycles. America would lead a global boom in capability.