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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    I have a slight issue when select few benefit financially from natural resources, especially resources of a finite supply and they're handed to them by the government. I have a slight problem when government resources are used to enrich the wealthy even the further. I'm sorry but I see a double standard when a less well off person gets government help at a small fraction of what the super rich get when the less well off gets labeled a freeloader while the rich person doesn't.
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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    That's not wealth redistribution, though. That's increasing tax rates to fund new government programs, not taking money from some and handing it to others.
    It's a government mandate via taxation to fund a private company. But hey, you get to choose between as long as they are in the exchange!
    Last edited by Kr1ll1n; 09-23-12 at 05:00 AM.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    That's not wealth redistribution, though. That's increasing tax rates to fund new government programs, not taking money from some and handing it to others.
    Oh, I'm sure there are people willing to call what I said "redistribution" (in the derogatory sense) and ALL taxes redistribute wealth by picking and choosing who gets taxed and how much.
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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Tax income credits should be removed. I completely oppose taxing one person only to give it to someone else.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by GmH View Post
    We all know Obama wants to redistribute money. Do you feel the same way. Tax the rich, tax the corps and give to the poor.
    It is the primary role of government. Tax people to pay for things that are for the common good... that is redistributing money/wealth.

    Tax to pay for the military = redistribution of money/wealth.
    Tax to pay for the police = redistribution of money/wealth.
    Tax to pay for roads = redistribution of money/wealth.

    The list goes on and on.
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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is the primary role of government. Tax people to pay for things that are for the common good... that is redistributing money/wealth.
    Building roads and providing for national defense are not wealth redisribution. The former is infrastructure investment for market maximization and the latter a matter of necessity. Trying to claim that everything is wealth redistribution completely misses the point.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Building roads and providing for national defense are not wealth redisribution. The former is infrastructure investment for market maximization and the latter a matter of necessity. Trying to claim that everything is wealth redistribution completely misses the point.
    Of course it is lol.

    You are taking money from people to invest in something. It is not like every single person you have taken money from directly benefits from the investments you make. Hence it is wealth redistribution.
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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course it is lol.

    You are taking money from people to invest in something. It is not like every single person you have taken money from directly benefits from the investments you make. Hence it is wealth redistribution.
    Building roads is not wealth redistribution, and neither is national defense. If one cannot understand that, then one does not understand what wealth redistribution means.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Building roads is not wealth redistribution, and neither is national defense. If one cannot understand that, then one does not understand what wealth redistribution means.
    Oh?

    Redistribution of wealth is the transfer of income, wealth or property from some individuals to others caused by a social mechanism such as taxation, monetary policies, welfare, nationalization, charity, divorce or tort law.
    Redistribution of wealth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So taking your money by the government and paying some solider or policeman or postman is wealth redistribution. Taking your money to pay some guy to make a road for someone else is wealth redistribution.
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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    If it is everything, then it is nothing. That's your argument? That position is pathetic.

    Paying someone market rate for labor is not wealth redistribution. That's people working. And presuming that the workers could not get paid the same elsewhere is ridiculous. Your premise is a joke and your rationale, well, it doesn't exist. There's no rationale for considering work the same as welfare.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 09-23-12 at 07:38 AM.

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