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Do you believe that Redistributing others Wealth is Right or Wrong?

Drue-AFCL 2012/12/16 06:18:56
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  • Jim in SC 2013/01/03 22:17:02
    Wrong
    Jim in SC
    It's called stealing.
  • plmbrby49 2012/12/20 03:46:25
    Wrong
    plmbrby49
    +1
    He whom does not work does not eat . Its not only wrong it doesnt make any common sense . Thats the democrat way , steal from the haves and give to the have nots
  • Ripley 2012/12/18 21:04:26
    Wrong
    Ripley
    +1
    the lazy will become even more lazy and those hard workers will begin to care less since the fruit of their labor is given to those unwilling to provide for themselves.
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/12/18 05:35:17
    Right
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    also hides as

    wars
    economics,
    commerce
    taxes, fees, penalties
    capitalism, socialism
    stealing,...
  • rbeas 2012/12/18 02:20:30
    Right
    rbeas
    If you are refering to a National need then the answer is yes. If you are fortunate enough to have made a fortune in a Nation that has needs, you can either reward that nation for providing you the platform to acquire your wealth or you can find another venue to play in.
  • Trader1 is kerbonkin' 2012/12/17 20:46:36
    Wrong
    Trader1 is kerbonkin'
    +2
    You can call it whatever you want, but taking something that does not belong to you and that you didn't earn is stealing. And the last time I looked, stealing was still a crime.
  • Wohuz 2012/12/17 10:04:28
    Right
    Wohuz
    "Money is like muck, not good except it be spread." - Francis Bacon
  • Drue-AFCL Wohuz 2012/12/17 16:30:10
    Drue-AFCL
    and the choice of whether someone spreads THEIR wealth around should be madeby the one who EARNED their money. NOT THE WASTEFUL GOVERNMENT!
  • Wohuz Drue-AFCL 2012/12/18 08:15:59
    Wohuz
    So are you saying just because you don't agree with what your tax dollars are spent on means that you don't have to pay taxes?
  • Chris 2012/12/17 04:50:12
  • Drue-AFCL Chris 2012/12/17 06:50:29
    Drue-AFCL
    I liked that one too! LOL
  • Dee Zyn 2012/12/17 03:45:06
    Wrong
    Dee Zyn
    +1
    IT'S COMMUNISM!!!! A dirt sandwich is better than a commie. Deport all commies to a Communist Country! Maybe then you will see for yourself.
  • Avenged7 2012/12/17 00:03:20
    Wrong
    Avenged7
    +2
    I have been sickened by the theft of the middle class wealth in this country. We need to get a slue of lobbyist like the corporations and the wealthy have, and kick out congress people who are bribed by this class of the wealthy. It is disgusting how we have lost wages and benefits, and the middle class has declined into the poverty class!!!
  • Tom Trojan 2012/12/17 00:02:24
    Wrong
    Tom Trojan
    +2
    It is state sanctioned theft....
  • cut and paste king 2012/12/16 23:01:52
    Wrong
    cut and paste king
    +2
    If obama had. Any intentions he would have done it. In last 4 years Fghidcgy
  • johnpaul 2012/12/16 22:04:10
    Wrong
    johnpaul
    +2
    Theft is theft whether it done by the government, or the mob it makes no difference, its still theft.
  • santa6642 2012/12/16 20:59:25 (edited)
    Wrong
    santa6642
    +2
    It's Robbery, They want money let them earn it them selfes.
  • Texas Johnny 2012/12/16 20:52:59
    Wrong
    Texas Johnny
    +2
    The welfare state is so huge it is breaking under its own weight. It used to be that it only helped only those who are truly needy and people were taught that going on welfare was something to be ashamed of and people did whatever they could to stay off it. Now, it pays to earn less and go on public assistance because as you earn more, the more taxes they take from you and you become less and less eligible for help if things do go bad. Redistribution is theft from the makers to the takers.
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2012/12/16 20:33:08
    Wrong
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +2
    Generally speaking......it is WRONG! It really depends on how the wealth was acquired.
  • Minarchist 2012/12/16 19:49:16
    Wrong
    Minarchist
    +2
    George ought to help, edgar the exploiter & broken window fallacy
  • none 2012/12/16 19:32:02
    Wrong
    none
    +2
    Some Americans work hard for their money and there's no reason for us to support useless lazy gimme everything for nothing losers that don't bother to look for a job and then expect everything including a free cell phone.
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/12/16 18:57:11
    Wrong
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    Theft plain and simple.
  • Kaye 2012/12/16 18:54:18
    Wrong
    Kaye
    +2
    If you think its ok then just go ahead and bring me your check,because your too dumb to know what to do with it.
  • Irene Cochran 2012/12/16 18:36:22
    Wrong
    Irene Cochran
    +3
    Who the Hell does the government think they are redistributing People,s money that they have worked hard for?It,s a crime.
  • Sgt Major B 2012/12/16 18:18:29
    Wrong
    Sgt Major B
    +5
    A society that robs an individual of the product of his efforts, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment – a society that sets up a conflict between its edicts and the requirements of man's nature is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule.
    -- Ayn Rand
  • Surly Curmudgen 2012/12/16 17:10:57
    Wrong
    Surly Curmudgen
    +4
    Redistribution is theft. The Bible says so, the law says so. The government doing it does not make it right.
  • Cn2012 2012/12/16 16:29:51
    Wrong
    Cn2012
    +2
    " I am not a crook" =)
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/12/16 16:08:11
    Wrong
    nightcrawler2005
    +5
    The term I would use is Communism
  • Striker 2012/12/16 15:52:44
    Wrong
    Striker
    +5
    Government is the only "legal" theft. We cannot continue to allow it to steal our lives for others. Happiness and prosperity depend upon our right and ability to carry our own burdens, and allow all others to carry themselves.
  • burningsnowman 2012/12/16 15:52:14 (edited)
    Right
    burningsnowman
    +1
    What makes forcing people to pay for "police, roads and defense" morally different from making them pay for social programs? Aren't all taxes redistribution of wealth? Unless you oppose taxes period (which I don't) then that stance seems totally arbitrary.
  • Striker burning... 2012/12/16 15:54:52
    Striker
    +4
    Thank you for the best reason for opposing government period. Redistribution is grand larceny.
  • Kaye burning... 2012/12/16 18:57:24
    Kaye
    Get Real!
  • Socalgal burning... 2012/12/16 18:58:33
    Socalgal
    That's fine however why are some people NOT paying taxes? And others are required too pay much more?

    Is it fair that a man that makes 500k pay more than a man that makes 50k? Are you saying the man who makes 50k his labor and mind should allow him to be taxed less than that of a man who makes 500k?
  • burning... Socalgal 2012/12/16 19:54:16 (edited)
    burningsnowman
    +1
    Everyone in society with *any* money pays some sort of tax. Maybe not income tax and maybe not enough to offset the amount in benefits they get necessarily. But they still pay something whether it's sales, payroll, gas, etc. And no, I don't have a problem with a person making 500k paying more necessarily.

    Or at least, I wouldn't if the money went to functioning social services, education and infrastructure. Of course we both know the US government blows an enormous amount of tax payer money on all sorts of unnecessary wars, subsidies and other schemes to enrich themselves and their contributors. Not to mention all the tax cheats in their ranks.
  • Socalgal burning... 2012/12/17 04:09:53
    Socalgal
    Cheap answer the person making 500k pays more we have a progressive tax system you along with many many others believe it is ok to steal as long as the government does it.
  • burning... Socalgal 2012/12/18 02:10:59 (edited)
    burningsnowman
    1) What makes it 'stealing' but a flat tax not stealing? Whether or not you view progressive taxes as a good idea or not that seems arbitrary.
    2) If you imposed a flat tax, wouldn't that just lead to a regressive tax system essentially? Besides the fact that sales tax tends to hit the poor more you'd also be raising income taxes on them. Granted you could try to alleviate that with deductions but then its debatable if that's a true flat tax in that case.
  • T A burning... 2012/12/17 02:08:16
    T A
    You're absolutely correct. There is no difference. Anyone who supports such a system has no moral basis to oppose home invasion/robbery.
  • burning... T A 2012/12/18 02:22:25 (edited)
    burningsnowman
    +1
    Well in theory at least the state is a necessary evil to ward off what you're talking about (typical minarchist type argument). Of course the competence or honesty of a lot of governments makes that justification dubious.
  • T A burning... 2012/12/19 01:08:10
    T A
    The theory is not sound. The state kills more people than individuals, robs more people than individuals and impinges the freedoms of peaceful people.
  • Jesse-Tired of Liberal Lunacy 2012/12/16 15:21:07
    Wrong
    Jesse-Tired of Liberal Lunacy
    +5
    It's freakin STEALING......Hello....Like the crew of the Carpathia called into the dark waters of the ocean....."Is anyone ALIVE out there?" Hello libs, yoo hoo....it's STEALING!!!!

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