Physical slavery requires that one feed and house his slaves. Economic slavery provides that the slaves feed and house themselves.
Our monetary system is designed intentionally, not by accident or happenstance, to remove wealth from the poor and middle class and transfer it to the rich. I’m not talking about taxes. Taxes are absurd and not authorized by any law that can be found anywhere(income tax that is). I’m talking about the actual monetary policy of this country, and of most of the countries on the planet.
You wonder why, if you are in the middle or lower income stratas, that you have such a hard time getting ahead and breaking through?
It is not accidental.
If this idea seems strange to you then you should go learn about our monetary system. Learn about what the Federal Reserve actually does. Learn about inflation. Study the history of fiat currency and hyper-inflation. It will soon become clear to you why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. And it has absolutely nothing to do with tax brackets. It has to do with the fact that the very system itself is designed to do so.