Some 9-year-old kid has been banned from playing baseball because he has a 40mph fastball, and is just too good for his age group. He throws strikes...he isn't hitting batters. But the other teams are forfeiting, because he's "too good." His parents are making incendiary remarks because he's being "punished" for being good at baseball. Most of us would probably read this article and say, "This is ridiculous."
Then again, I wonder if it's fair to apply the same logic to tax strategies. It really bothers me that Obama wants to tax successful people more. I think it kills the incentive to succeed. I'm definitely a fiscal conservative.
I generally steer clear of politics on my blog, but I thought this was an interesting situation to compare. Is it ever appropriate to punish those who succeed because they are successful? What about areas other than finance?
Some schools have stopped giving awards to students with best GPAs or performances, because they don't want to hurt the kids' feelings who don't score as highly. Isn't it good to have to learn that you can't always win, or be good at everything?
Thought the article was interesting. I'm also interested in what you think about it.