"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." - Karl Marx
Hey, if your average, shiftless progressive needs a little more to support a self-indulgent lifestyle, and is therefore able to produce a little (or a lot) less, who are we to complain?
Our own august emperor has proclaimed, "...I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." Who would ever dare doubt such profundity? Indeed, his magnificence has decreed, "we should [force] the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more," and that these fine folks recognize regard such treatment as "patriotic." Everything is just peachy, Mr. Stossel. Just go with the flow, baby - equality is what it's all about!