one's fair share

one's fair share

the amount of something that one is due relative to what other people are receiving. Let him take more. He didn't get his fair share. I want my fair share. You cheated me! Give me some more!
See also: fair, share
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It may be simply paying one's fair share of taxes without complaint, or voting for something that doesn't directly benefit oneself but is simply the right thing to do.
and the rest of the world: Americans (regardless of political affiliation) believe that paying one's fair share of taxes is one of the most important factors in being a good citizen.
Paying one's fair share of taxes is a more important facet of good citizenship in the United States than in the rest of the world:
Both sides tend to defend their bargaining positions as representing nothing worse than an insistence on not doing more than one's fair share until others have done their fair share.
This is obviously not a universally effective tactic, either, but it is particularly appropriate when one already has a moral duty to act and it is abundantly clear that one's fair share of the burden is well in excess of anything one has yet contributed.
But it is instructive to ask why access to health care should be necessary for conserving one's fair share of health.
Of course, access to health care may still be necessary to conserve one's fair share of health, even if other socially controllable factors also make significant contributions to health.
Paying one's fair share of taxes can be a burden, but paying a lot more than one's fair share is infuriating.
Judge Learned Hand is famously quoted as saying that there is no duty to pay more than one's fair share of taxes.