The Talmud states: “A measure of beneficence is greater than a measure of retribution” (Sotah 11a).Every negative thing in the world pales in comparison to its positive counterpart.

The income tax system dictates that those who earn more, pay more taxes. This can be seen by the rich as a measure of retribution!

The beneficent side of earning more money is the opportunity to give more charity. One can be certain that when he is comfortable giving five thousand dollars and adds another five thousand beyond his comfort level, the fruitful reward is not just doubled, but multiplied many times.

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. 24, p. 508