Im a right leaning American, Welfare state.
Im a left leaning American, Welfare state.
Im not American, Welfare state.
Im a right leaning American, Night-watchmen state.
Im a left leaning American, Night-watchmen state.
Im not American, Night-watchmen state.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
And you're going with the old "taking from some and giving to others" argument. The problem is, the ONLY way to avoid that is to have zero, precisely zero, taxes at all...and you can't have a functional nation without taxes in one form or another. Can't be done. So since we WILL have a system where there will be taxation (taking from some and giving to others), why not go with that system that works best for the most people? Like, you know, the system that has led to the highest standards of living in human history?
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.