One way is to introduce a more progressive tax system. Our current system, as Jones points out, advantages those with higher incomes while punishing those on fixed or low incomes. Why is it that someone earning $35,148 or less annually jumps from paying 8.7 per cent of their income in taxes to 14.5 per cent in the next bracket? That’s a near six per cent increase in taxes. By comparison, someone making $175,700 a year pays less than four per cent more in taxes than a person earning $50,000 a year — despite more than a 300 per cent increase in income.