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.