If we aren't trying to create equal outcome why redistribute wealth? Why tax one class of people more? Why is it that 47+% of the income earning families in this country pay zero income taxes? What is it about the cost of running this govt. don't you understand? Apparently you have no idea what your taxes fund and what are state and local responsibilities. Do you believe it is my responsibility to pay for your personal expenses? If you want me to fund your expenses then send me your address so I can send you a direct check vs having the govt. take the money, syphon off their adminstrative costs and then send it where they want to send it?