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The Fallacy of Redistribution

FloridaJim Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 11:34 AM
Th only country in the world that has been tremendously successful has been America because it gives everyone an opportunity for success. With that opportunity is a chance for failure and that leads those who fail to try harder and eventually succeed. All other countries are run by some type of dictator or heavy-handed leader called by whatever name but still a dictator who rigs elections and steals from the people. Obama and other weaklings want to control the success of people but do not trust these people sufficiently to allow them wild success and eventually they fail as the other systems have failed everywhere. Congratulations to Thomas Sowell! Bill O'Reilly recognized that Dr. Sowell should be read daily.
gfreude Wrote: Nov 07, 2013 12:24 AM
"America's is the only country in the world that has been tremendously successful?" lol you live under a rock clearly. America gives everyone an opportunity for success? clearly you've never been to L.A. Also what about the southern states? The education system is so rotten there that people want to change the number Pi to 3. Not everyone gets a good education in America. And believe me that has a lot to do with where you live in America. I used to go to a school that was so underfunded that we only went to school 4 days a week and the school had like ridiculously low standards! lol for once I actually ended up on the honor roll! And this was actually really bad for me. Now since I've moved away from there I go to a much better school and I'm struggling like hell just to scrape by in almost all my classes. They went so easy on me before at my last school! If I had stayed there, there is no way I would survive college. And I want to be a doctor! The school that I went to didn't really have any honors programs, so nobody that goes to that school gets scholarships and its not because we don't deserve them. It's because of how poor the schools are. Thats not equal opportunity. We were told in elementary school about how amazing America is, and how its a land of opportunity, but its not true. Have you ever worked at Wal-mart? My mom did. Nobody works harder than my mom. My dad left when I was young(I know its so typical) and she's worked all her life to keep me and my 2 brothers and little sister under a roof and fed. She didn't graduate highschool, so she can't expect to make more than minimum wage. Now before you start yelling at me, my mom is very smart! She grew up in foster care. She went from home to home ever since her mom turned her over to the state when she was 13. She went to like 5 different high schools I think. Her life was extremely crazy and I love that she made it out of there. She doesn't do drugs, she cooks dinner for us every night and I just trust her a lot. We would've been homeless if not for government help. And when I say government help, I mean help from all of America's taxpayers. They don't know it but I am so grateful to all of them! If only they knew how much I value their support, maybe then they would have a different attitude towards taxes. Thank you so much to all you tax payers! Your tax dollars will pay for the surgery my mom is getting after the first of the year. Just know that you help good people! And thank you!
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,...