Wealth distribution is almost exclusively for hypocrites and mooches.
The hypocrites are the wealthy people that run around saying that taxes should be raised...but then why don't they just donate extra money at tax time, if it's the right thing to do? Because they are hypocrites. They either believe it will never happen in their life time or their team of accountants promise them that they will loophole their way into making sure these billionaires don't pay an extra penny OR they will just leave the country if it goes too far.
So they run around telling people they want to pay more taxes so they can look noble - all while not actually doing anything about it.
And the mooches? For them, it's nothing more then greed and resentment.
These mooches have enough to live on just by sitting on their asses and filling out the right government forms. And if everyone was in the same boat, they would probably be fine with it. But since there are people that have great wealth...they get resentful. They feel wealth is impossible for them. So, they don't want anyone else to be wealthy either.
Of course, they will NEVER admit that...maybe not even to themselves. But that IS the basis for all this.
It's not that they need more money to survive. They already have the basics of survival. In fact, there are probably billions in the world that would love to be as 'rich' as the 'poor' American on welfare.
No, they want more stuff and they don't know how to earn it...so they want the rich to give it to them. Which kills two birds with one stone...it gets them their free extra stuff AND it makes the rich, poorer.
Oh, they will make it sound noble and decent. And they will get a bunch of liberal think tanks to publish 'exhaustive' studies that prove how good it would be for America (which it isn't, of course. But you can always make a study back up just about any position you wish).
But in the end...it all comes down to two things:
greed and resentment.
Btw - this does not make them 'bad' people...just human.
Last edited by DA60; 01-26-14 at 09:58 AM.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Redistribution of wealth is unworkable and contrary to Biblical principles.
A Jewish rabbi explains why, and a Christian provides his commentary.
Obama vs. the Bible – Redistribution of Wealth « The Righter Report
"It is America’s men and women of wealth, imbued with religious and civic responsibility, who have served as the greatest patrons of the civic infrastructure, be it hospitals, libraries, museums, the arts, or the charitable United Way. England once had those patrons, but they went away as redistribution of wealth came in."
"The primary theme of the Bible is individual responsibility, not entitlement and dependency."
"Progressives aren't really progressive. They're regressive, all the way back to Sodom and Gomorrah." - author unknown
I work 60 hours or more a week, my wife works 45-50, we make over 100k a year post bonuses, between us. I am perfectly willing to pay my taxes. I could care less about how much the wealthy make, up to the point that their greed begins to harm the economy...MY economy...OUR economy.
You may want to rethink your assessment.