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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Please, read it carefully - taking money from one and give it to someone else. Without anything in exchange that is. Taking money from you to pay the street sweeper is not money redistribution. It's the state, municipality, etc being an employer to the sweeper. The same applies for police, military, fire brigade and so on. Redistribution is the state giving money to someone unemployed.
    Nope, read the definition. There is no requirement that there be no exchange of services for said transfer of payment.

    In fact, I would claim that the state giving money to someone unemployed is in fact a second round of redistribution of wealth.. first the person gave money via taxes to the state with the knowledge that it went to things like military, police, roads and... unemployment insurance.
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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Nope, read the definition. There is no requirement that there be no exchange of services for said transfer of payment.
    OK, let's read together what you posted:

    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.
    Anything about police, military, trash? No! Only welfare-like policies, without anything in return from the beneficent. The government playing the Good Ol' Dad.

    You confuse welfare with public services, I can tell you that much.

    Public service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Sure, I vote for total and complete redistribution.

    The rub is that, in 20 years, disparity will look similar to what it does today.

    Getting wealthy is one thing. Staying wealthy is a whole other ballgame.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Like it or hate it, Romneycare was passed on a STATE level by state representatives. Thats how it SHOULD be done. Pelosi and co DID manage to ram through legislation, with votes from politicians who admitted they never even read about what they were voting for and STILL dont know. When the bill comes due...theres going to be a whole lot of crying...primarily from those CURRENT liberal supporters who are going to be forced into securing healthcare or being taxed againt their will for it. Well played!

    As for the 'Obamacare' moniker...its kinda tough to be upset about the name when Obama himself is running around touting his successful passage of the legislation.

    No no NO you cant spin this anyway you want.....romney CREATED IT and proposed it to the legislature...it was HIS he owns it...and so do you own Romney/Pelosi/ScotusCARE and yes Obama signed it...just like I said in my initial post. Lets not forget Romney care is still alive and running in Mass and when romney passed it when gov he was all over the news taking credit

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    No no NO you cant spin this anyway you want.....romney CREATED IT and proposed it to the legislature...it was HIS he owns it...and so do you own Romney/Pelosi/ScotusCARE and yes Obama signed it...just like I said in my initial post. Lets not forget Romney care is still alive and running in Mass and when romney passed it when gov he was all over the news taking credit
    You arent real big on reading comprehension are you? Deliberate or organic...its just not your strong suit. Show me where I said what Romney 'created' was inappropriate? Ive said since Ive been on this forum there should be health care revisions...at the state level...managed and paid for by the citizens of each state.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You arent real big on reading comprehension are you? Deliberate or organic...its just not your strong suit. Show me where I said what Romney 'created' was inappropriate? Ive said since Ive been on this forum there should be health care revisions...at the state level...managed and paid for by the citizens of each state.
    State run health care never works...because its always the same...some will implement some wont so you still have millions with no health care.
    Just like the republican govs that wont institute the medicaid provisions of obamacare.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    State run health care never works...because its always the same...some will implement some wont so you still have millions with no health care.
    Just like the republican govs that wont institute the medicaid provisions of obamacare.
    Federal government programs have put the country 16 trillion in debt and counting and BTW the Romney care you talk about IS such a program. Now...please DO tell us again how Romney actually gets all the credit and love for passing federal Romneycare.

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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.
    I agree with your first sentence but not your last.

    What Obama does is run on a platform of helping the middle class, when in reality his policies create taxes for the middle class and handouts for the rich, the corporations AND the poor.

    He's taking from the middle and giving to the outliers. That's what he does. Do the bidding of the rich because they have the money, and hang a carrot for the poor because they have the votes. He's a Republicrat.

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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.
    Yes, its the only way to keep capitalism from destroying itself as it becomes progressively easier and less work to gain that next dollar and to keep all of the money being sucked up by a few and the rest with nothing to lose and the destabilization of society that would result.

    People are only a small bit of desperation away from being savages, no matter what they may tell themselves.

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    Re: Do YOU think the Government should redistribute money

    How are we defining redistribution?

    Taxing people to pay for firefighters is redistribution.
    Taxing people to pay for veteran's healthcare is redistribution.
    Taxing people to pay for food stamps is redistribution.
    Taxing people to pay for a new submarine is redistribution.

    Functional government is redistribution.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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