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Liberal Lies of Inequality, Redistribution, and Class Warfare

Phil from NZ Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 9:09 PM
Leftists focusing on the "need" to "redistribute wealth" completely ignore the fact that the well off are already paying tens of thousands of dollars per year, for each less well-off person, for the "free" services that government provides. People in third world countries do not get these free services. If government got out of providing "free" services and just handed out the money instead, the less well off people might actually notice just how much they are already being "given to". The disincentive effect of the taxes to pay for all the free services is bad enough already, without trying to achieve financial equality as well.

I’ve spent a lot of time debunking class-warfare tax policy, and I’ve certainly explained ’til I’m blue in the face that big government facilitates a pernicious form of corruption that enriches powerful and well-connected insiders.

But I haven’t spent much time addressing the topic of income inequality, which is connected to those two other issues.

U.S. News & World Report just weighed in on this issue, citing a leftist video designed to build support for redistributionist policies.

Occupy is by now forgotten (if not gone), but the top 1 percent came roaring back into view...