Yes, for equality of opportunity
Yes, for equality of outcome
Yes, for wealth redistribution
Yes, to reduce inequality
No, wealth redistribution is bad
No, it extends the utilitarianism and social contracts in un-useful ways
Is getting paid 10 million dollars after bankrupting the company you were supposed to be leading legitimate? Most groups are out to grab a bigger slice of the pie one way or another. The rich and poor are not divided by their desire to hog more wealth, but rather their skill at it.
Election Center 2008: Primary Results - Elections & Politics news from CNN.com
This is for Virginia. It is for the 2008 primaries. If you look at the relative percentages by age, you will see that Democrats have:
Total Voters: 977,586
- 17-29: 14%
- 30-44: 27%
- 45-59: 34%
- 60+: 25%
So number of voters, 60+: 244,397 or 62% of the total voters 60+
and the Republicans have:
Total Voters: 465,831
- 17-29: 11%
- 30-44: 26%
- 45-59: 31%
- 60+: 32%
So number of voters, 60+: 149,066 or 38% of the total voters 60+
Understanding it is just a Primary, it seems Dems outweigh GOP by 3 to 2.
My point is that a large number of that 38% elderly GOP wants to protect Medicare for themselves.