This from Foseti is an interesting as well as humorous comment on the perquisites that perhaps should accrue to the rich by virtue of their outsized contribution to government functions.
I’m somewhat sympathetic to arguments that “the rich” have too much influence on government, but we should recognize that it is basically their government: “Almost half of California’s income taxes come from the top 1% of earners. In New York, the percentage is now 41%, up from 25% in 1994. In Connecticut and New Jersey, the top 1% pay more than 40%.”
You pay for it, you own it.