redistribution of wealth

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    One sees the 'Conservatives' react as if one has suggested immoral acts at the mention of wealth redistribution by whatever means. Socialism, communism, fascism, what ever favorite term of the moment is applied to any such suggestion.

    Yet one can clearly see the rank hypocracy of the right wing when you consider that for the last 40 years we have been seeing massive wealth redistribution from the working poor and the middle class to the very wealthy. And nary a peep from the 'Conservatives'.

    It seems that only wealth redistribution from the very wealthy to the rest of us is considered bad. Wealth going the other way seems to be considered a good thing to these people. So, wealth going to those that have little to those that have much is a good thing, but wealth going the other way is a bad thing. A very interesting philosophy.
     
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    Wealth in the hands of those who earn it is the correct thing. If you work for a person for a set amount of money that money is yours. You do this on the day you apply for a job. Nothing more nothing less. Anything else is theft
     
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    Meh. I prefer to earn what I get.
     
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    Earn it is one thing. Earn it through oppression and manipulation is another. Let's see..for some reason derivatives and oil speculators come to mind.
     
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    Horseshit. The day you accept the job and the income is decided is all that you should expect to receive.
     
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    The wealthy never obtained their wealth by taking it from the poor and working class. All they did was ensure the rules were in place to enable them to gain and maintain wealth. Tax cuts, exemptions, subsidies, minimum wage restrictions, protective tariffs all enacted supposedly to "create jobs"
    Reversing the trend does not involve taking money back from the wealthy but reducing those programs that benefit the wealthy at the expense of the working class
     
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    "Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness." George Bernard Shaw

    The Conservative Nanny State and see [ame]http://www.amazon.com/United-States-since-World-Since/dp/0521677556/[/ame]



    "On moral grounds, then, we could argue for a flat income tax of 90 percent to return that wealth to its real owners. In the United States, even a flat tax of 70 percent would support all governmental programs (about half the total tax) and allow payment, with the remainder, of a patrimony of about $8,000 per annum per inhabitant, or $25,000 for a family of three. This would generously leave with the original recipients of the income about three times what, according to my rough guess, they had earned."UBI and the Flat Tax
     
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    give me half of your money, because it's the right thing to do.
     
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    Double horseshit on you! The rich manipulate the market and wages. sadly in a very selfish manner as witnessed by the OMB for the last few decades.
     
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    Get a job loser
     

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