Redistribution of wealth is not charity.

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  1. miami_thomas
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    Charity would be providing a place for the needy to stay. Redistribution of wealth provides government housing. Charity provides a food line for the poor. Redistribution of wealth provides hundreds of dollars in food stamps. Charity is usually unpleasant yet effective in taking care of the poor. The poor still wish to get out of poverty. Redistribution tries to provide a poor person what everyone else has and makes it as comfortable as possible for those that participate. Most become complacent and no longer try to better themselves. Persons receiving charity are usually grateful for the shelter and food they receive. Those receiving redistribution feel entitled and usually are unhappy and complain it is not enough.

    Charity is to help those that are needy and help them get on their own two feet. Redistribution of wealth is taking from someone to give to someone else. Redistribution will never be a good thing as it creates spoiled individuals that feel just being an American entitles them to what they believe is theirs.
     
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    You are correct. It's theft.
     
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    Taking by force other people's money is stealing. Pretty simple concept.
     
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    Charity is assistance freely given of one's own volition. Redistribution of wealth is governmental theft, taking what one has earned and giving it to someone else, according some 3rd party's conception of what is "fair".
     
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    YUP...things have REALLY gotten tough for the upper crust.

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    Yeah, the rich have had it REALLY REALLY tough since their top tax rate has dropped over 65% since that Pinko Commie EISENHOWER was President.

    Gee, MY federal taxes haven't decreased by 65% in the last 50 years like they have for the likes of Paris Hilton.


    One has to wonder if you're getting paid enough by your rich leash-holders to post this tripe to offset how shitty your world becomes as a result of them getting their way.
     
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    Charity...to a conservative...is donating some of your own money to those in need.

    Charity...to a liberal...is giving someone else's money to those that want it...whether they need it or not.

    I seem to recall it being shown many times that conservatives are a more charitable group than is the liberal crowd.
     
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    Nice try at trying to change the subject of the thread. Fail.
     
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    You were never taxed at 90 percent either you fucking dumb ass.
     
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    1. No one paid the top marginal tax rate. Most paid around 24 to 28%.
    2. Who can decide how much someone can make? How can we say how much someone can make and be a free country?
    3. This is America and if you want to be rich get out there and do it. That is what being an American is about. It is not about handouts. It is about everyone can make something of themselves without government interference.
    4. Of course rich don’t pay social security as they are not going to be getting social security. Social Security is supposed to be a government pension for the elderly poor and middle class not a tax.
    5. As far as audits go, the rich are far less likely to commit tax fraud.
     
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    Redistribution of wealth by government intervention is nothing short of infringing upon the freedom of producers for the benefit of non-producers... it is unequal treatment by government under law... it is indeed against what this country was created to be

    Now... I am all for people voluntarily giving of themselves to help the less fortunate or to help a cause that personally speaks to them.. but to have it forced by government is flat out WRONG
     

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