People redistribute wealth everyday without directive from the government. Everything from Goodwill donations to soup kitchens to food pantries to parochial missions. The idea that the less fortunate would be left to rot in the streets by themselves without government mandated redistribution is something liberals want and need people to believe. Any liberals who think wealthy Americans are mean-spirited capitalists should go look up how much was donated privately by Americans, in cash, to victims of the Haiti earthquake or Indonesia tsunami, or Hurricane Katrina in this country. Amazingly we redistributed our own wealth to help the unfortunate without anyone telling us to.