Donald Trump's Tax Plan Is the Perfect Example of America's Rigged Economy

Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate, October 28, 2015 at the C
Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate, October 28, 2015 at the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump's tax plan is yet another example of the rigged economy. It proposes a 21.6 percent increase in after-tax income for the top 1 percent. Keep in mind, this is the same top 1 percent that owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent.

Why, in a country where the richest people are getting richer and the poorest people are getting poorer, would Donald Trump propose a tax plan that's so generous to the rich? Why, when the 400 richest Americas have more wealth than half of all Americans, would Donald Trump want the rich to have more?

Oh, that's right. He's a billionaire.