The corporate tax code disagrees with you. A pre tax dollar, when allowed, is a glorious thing and goes about 25-30% further.
And how many of those 63% who don't have $500 in the bank, own their own "corporations"? A "pre taxed dollar" is a "glorious thing" only when you actually have one. And forget the "universe", and just look at this country. That's where all of those dismal numbers correlate.