Morality of Wealth Redistribution

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  1. Wiseacre
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    What's your opinion on the morality of taking money from those who earned it and giving it to people who haven't? Not talking about people who cannot earn their own money but rather those who choose not to. And can you recommend any books or writings on the subject?

    Seems to me basic self worth is at least in part a reflection on your independence. Or at least contributing something, your own labor or time to your family or community. This country does not like freeloaders, and while there is a certain amount of leeway in tough times like we're in now, at some point opinions change.

    So are we morally right to redistribute somebody else's wealth or deny people support in an effort to incentivize them to be more productive members of society?
     
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    Like how the government subsidizes the oil companies? They receive money they didn't earn. Let's give that money back to the people who earned it: the taxpayers.

    Stop having donor states give the taxpayer's money to states that receive it. In my state we give some of our hard earned tax dollars to other states, who haven't earned it.

    Anybody who doesn't support these two things, isn't really serious about being against the redistribution of wealth.
     
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    We sure do here in Louisiana... the Feds rape us for billions and then give it to fuckwad blue states so they can make their transfer payments.
     
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    If someone is truly deserving of welfare then fine, but someone who is lazy and milks the system they can fly a kite.
     
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    Social programs are only "good" when they are temporary in nature unless the person is proven incapable of providing financial needs.
    Unemployment insurance is a great example of a "good" social program.
    Food Stamps, AFDC etc. etc, is a great example of a failed program.
     
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    Do you know anything about ..piracy?


    just saying.
     
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    On the mark.
     
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    HOW does gubmint subsidize Oil companies? Giving them TAX breaks to get the oil flowing? Producing revenue? Creating JOBS?

    Tax breaks aren't giving them anything....but allowing them to KEEP their money to invest for commerce that affects the entire economy.

    You Statists have alot to learn.
     
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    Ultimate coercion..money laundering...
     
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    Hey, I've got a great idea.......

    Why doesn't the government give back all of the money to those who earned it?????: :eusa_angel:
     
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