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The Fallacy of Redistribution

Darynkd Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 9:24 AM
There's also the moral issue. No one has the right to take the money of those who earned it to give it to those who didn't, no matter what the reasons or justifications are. Voluntary giving is one thing; government force is quite another.
Seawolf Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 10:17 AM
Once again I must post Madisons words “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” Not one dime of welfare is constitutional according to the man generally credited as the father of that document..It should be chiseled abouve the door of the capitol.
Jerome49 Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 11:15 AM
It is a rather pointless gesture to bring up the Constitution to Obama; he doesn't believe in it. He once called it a "list of negative rights" in that it limited government too much. I guess he missed have been absent the day they taught Constitutional history at Harvard Law.
Annie-Esq Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 9:57 AM
Excellent point. It is a violation of our freedoms. And goes against the very grain of our social contract with our govt.

I recognize that a progressive tax code has redistributive implications. I also recognize that our tax code is policy that encourages desirable action and discourages undesirable action. However, Obama's version of redistribution takes it to a whole other degree-- its socialism.
The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four years ago. But the surfacing of this tape may serve a useful purpose if it gets people to thinking about what the consequences of redistribution are.

Those who talk glibly about redistribution often act as if people are just inert objects that can be placed here and there, like pieces on a chess board, to carry out some grand design. But if human beings have their own responses to government policies,...