Peter Ferrara is just setting up a lot of straw men here. Frst of all, the term "redistribution of wealth" has been completley misconstrued by conservatives , and it would take far too much space and time fo rme to explain this. That is not what liberal politicians are actually trying to do.
But if the government just abandons poor people , and those not originally poor but down on their luck, and tells them, "You're on your own,kid ", we're not going to do diddly squat to help you, that won't increase prosperity either . It will just increase human misery and inequality of wealth . Prosperity does NOT "trickle down". It never has and never will .