Robin and Pat both have incomes of $50,000,000 in 2011 (net of all applicable deductions). Robin's income came from winning a multi-state lottery. Pat's income came from the business she runs.
Who should pay more in taxes?
Robin, the lottery winner, should pay more
Pat, the business person, should pay more
They should pay the same amount
Bonus question: why do you think the two should or should not be taxed at equal levels?