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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I actually don't want them to take anything the wealthy already have.

    Id just like to see mechanisms in place to prevent them from grabbing almost all of the new wealth in the first place.

    Leave some fruit on the trees for someone else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Child labor laws, environmental laws, labor laws, etc.
    What do those have to do with wealth inequality?

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why are they crying about it? They want redistribution of wealth. The gal who lost her Mac? Why does she deserve to have a Mac? The guy who stole it had as much as right to it as she did.

    What a great post!
    You must be joking. This type of mentality is of the most dangerous to the nation; to believe the rule of law is arbitrarily applicable based on ones political beliefs.

    If you truly believe that taxation is theft, reality will not treat you very kindly.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I actually don't want them to take anything the wealthy already have.

    Id just like to see mechanisms in place to prevent them from grabbing almost all of the new wealth in the first place.

    Leave some fruit on the trees for someone else.
    What if.. There is plenty of new wealth on the trees. This is America, bro!


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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    You must be joking. This type of mentality is of the most dangerous to the nation; to believe the rule of law is arbitrarily applicable based on ones political beliefs.

    If you truly believe that taxation is theft, reality will not treat you very kindly.
    If taxation is not voluntary, then what is it?

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    It's social justice and wealth equality carried to its ultimate end. Doesn't feel so good when someone else is in their pockets, does it?

    Thieves preying on Wall Street protesters - NYPOST.com
    Layered irony like this doesn't come along all that often but when it does it's fantastic!

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    What do those have to do with wealth inequality?
    You didn't ask about wealth inequality. You asked for successful government intervention into the markets. Those were successful government interventions into the market.
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Clearly, theft is the same thing as a communal system that is supported by the consent of the people.
    Those thieves are members of the group known as "the people". And they simply saw someone with excess, or at least more than what they themselves had, and decided to redistribute.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You didn't ask about wealth inequality. You asked for successful government intervention into the markets. Those were successful government interventions into the market.
    Those are the only ones? What about those which sought to redistribute wealth, which is the point of the thread?

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    If taxation is not voluntary, then what is it?
    An obligation of an income earning member of this society.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    How dare they complain. If you have a Mac, you're obviously more well-off than some. It's only fair to share the wealth. They should be HONORED to give away their items.


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