This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by David Cay Johnston in his book "Perfectly Legal: The Secret Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else". This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less than 30 minutes reading time. However this work does not replace in any case David Cay Johnston's book. Johnston argues that under-taxing the wealthy is only making them wealthier to the detriment of everybody else in the country.
He puts forward that progressive taxes, based upon the ability to pay would help to level the playing field between the rich and the poor and allow the creation of a middle class.