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The Fallacy of Redistribution

HenryAgincourt Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 10:18 AM
All taxes and the efforts to give every American a shot at the American dream involve REDISTRIBUTION! The world is an unfair place. America is a "Shining City on a Hill" because we offer opportunity! This has made America greater than the sum of her citizens. We are ALL part of this noble experiment and adventure---let's not end it in a GREED-FEST!
woosterman Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 12:11 PM
The greediest people I have ever seen are the Occupy Wall Street thugs who want other people's hard earned money!
Kenneth L. Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 11:37 AM
"you...beg the question by using your own definition of "redistribution." As some earlier comments have pointed out, simply taxing and acquiring something via government is not redistribution in the sense that Obama has used the term, or in the sense that socialists and communists have applied it." myself, Sept. 20 @ 10:52 am.

Henry, you think you can wear us down by simply coming back with tired commentary already refuted on the same thread. Sorry, you lose.
jmg11 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:00 PM
Dear Kenneth,

As a disputant, you are not in the role of judge. You do not inform us of the outcome of the disputation. You make your case, then recede confident that you have done what is possible.

The reader decides how you have accomplished, if anything.
jmg11 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:41 PM
Hate to reply to myself, but the typo has got to go. It should read:

"The reader decides what you have accomplished, if anything."
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 10:37 AM
We ar ethe shining city on a hill because we have FREEDOM of opportunity and conscience and property rights-which means you are free to succeed or fail, or even just coast. It is not greed to want to make your life more comfortable.

We are not the shining city on a hill because of Government handouts-because those weren't even dreamt of when this country was founded.

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,...