View Poll Results: Is Redistribution of Wealth a valid exercise of Government authority?

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  • Yes, it is an essential component of modern societies.

    11 22.45%
  • Yes, it is not optimal, but a necessary function.

    13 26.53%
  • No, it is not a valid form of Government authority.

    13 26.53%
  • No, it is neither necessary nor moral.

    12 24.49%
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Thread: Redistribution of Wealth.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What are you talking about? Most, if not all, of what you mention are not federal gov't constitutional powers in the first place. The objection is not to use of taxation to fund gov't infrastructure, or to provide gov't services for the benefit of all, but to taxing some citizens in order to provide "free stuff" to other citizens based on their "personal need" for gov't help in meeting basic living expenses. Few object to helping the elderly or disabled using public funds, but to offer a reward (via income redistribution, from so called "safety net" programs) for personal economic failure, to the "working class" is simply insane and now accounts for about 25% of total federal spending.
    The OP left everything so wide open to interpretation I have no idea what's being discussed and what ins't.

    You seem to have thought along a different path than I did as to what's being discussed here.

    Income taxes are both federal, state, city, county......which pay for things like roads, schools, police, fire & rescue.......

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Individual responsibility, eh?

    Tell that to all the children burned in Gamora, or drowned in the flood, bub.
    Their parents made their bed for them. They engaged in wickedness and put their families in harm's way of God's judgments. Just like liberals and the heathens are doing today.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    Redistribution of wealth is unworkable and contrary to Biblical principles.

    Fantastic....let's base the USofA's entire governmental and social infrastructure on THE BIBLE.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    Their parents made their bed for them. They engaged in wickedness and put their families in harm's way of God's judgments. Just like liberals and the heathens are doing today.
    Kinda puts a damper on INDIVIDUAL responsibility, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    The OP left everything so wide open to interpretation I have no idea what's being discussed and what ins't.

    You seem to have thought along a different path than I did as to what's being discussed here.

    Income taxes are both federal, state, city, county......which pay for things like roads, schools, police, fire & rescue.......
    Texas has no state income tax at all. Most "safety net", income redistribution programs, are federal, although some have state fund matching components, so I chose to focus on the federal level. Providing for basic infrastructure and public services (e.g. police and fire departments) is not, IMHO, income redistribution since no citizen is receiving a regular monthly cash benefit from them (other than their gov't employees).
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Most of our redistribution of wealth in the United States is not not from rich to poor, but rather from young to old and geographic transfers from wealthy urban areas to poorer rural areas.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Fantastic....let's base the USofA's entire governmental and social infrastructure on THE BIBLE.
    You might learn something about economics if you'd ever read it, like NOT RUNNING UP DEBT LIKE A BONE-HEADED LIBERAL OR RINO. Duh.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    The OP left everything so wide open to interpretation I have no idea what's being discussed and what ins't.

    You seem to have thought along a different path than I did as to what's being discussed here.

    Income taxes are both federal, state, city, county......which pay for things like roads, schools, police, fire & rescue.......
    Personally, I take 'redistribution of wealth' to mean in addition to America's present welfare programs and infrastructure.

    Basically just take substantial, additional monies from the rich and give it - through various means - to the poor/middle class.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Kinda puts a damper on INDIVIDUAL responsibility, lol.
    They had their times and chances and they blew it.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    They had their times and chances and they blew it.
    So the babies shoulda crawled out?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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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