As MossySF has already alluded, it's not the contributions -- which have already been taxed -- that's the concern, it's the gains on those contributions. The current Roth structure provides tax-free treatment of those gains, which I'd argue is the primary drawing card to the Roth.
That said, I don't put it past some of the political factions in the US to eventually come up with some type of means testing to qualify for that tax-free treatment. Make too much money -- that is, you're one of the evil "rich" who isn't paying his "fair share" (whatever that is) -- and you lose the benefit. After all, it's all about being "fair", right?
Hopefully I'm correctly catching a big whiff of sarcasm by your comment. It makes me sick that that people in this country DO NOT have to pay a FAIR share of their income. The rich pay a higher percentage
, just because they have decided to go out there make a darn good living, and how are they rewarded...with a higher tax bracket. It makes me sick how people are actually penalized for having the ambition to go out and make more money....I wonder why we have so much means-testing and welfare....everyone deserves
EVERYTHING now. So why would some people go out and work harder when all they have to do is fill out an application and have a check mailed to them? I'm a social worker and I've dealt with many many people who are actually afraid, yes AFRAID to earn more money because they won't be eligible for their disability check or their food stamps.....I see it everyday. It is one of the things that is so backasswards in this country that will end up bringing us down. Multiple generations of "entitled" people is dangerous. No wonder people are mesmerized by the socialistic presidential candidates we are being fed.