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What are your thoughts on Redistribution of wealth?

As in, taking money from the rich and giving to the poor.

Asked By: THe Masked Avenger - 11/2/2008
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It is wrong and socialism should be kept in socialist countries... More
Answered By: jwthoughts - 11/2/2008
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Depends on which end you are on. I think it stinks. People are not born rich, they work hard for their money. Right now America has a progressive tax system and the rich making over $250,000 currently pay 70% of the taxes collected. Where is the fairness... More
Answered By: Rightside - 11/2/2008
 
I think that characterization is a GOP talking point. The progressive tax system has long had a redistribution component. Bush has it benefiting the well to do...Obama wants to shift the benefit to the middle class.
Answered By: Hater Police - 11/2/2008
 
We take FAR more money from the poor to give to the rich....why is that never an issue to so many? Corporate welfare costs us 5 times as much as social welfare, for Corporations that pay NO taxes. http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN1249465620080812?sp=true... More
Answered By: sweetjane - 11/2/2008
 
I think it's something that has been going on in this country for a very long time, and yet 95 percent of wealth is still concentrated in the richest five percent of Americans.
Answered By: Colette Pioline ART - 11/2/2008
 
Well it worked for Robin Hood. And for the "Christians" that love to wave their bibles around, how much did your Jesus make? Maybe you should be more "Christlike." Greedy jerks.
Answered By: ptkboy6969 - 11/2/2008
 
As an Independant...it's amazing that for the past 8 years we have had... More
Answered By: runsane6o - 11/2/2008
 
Bad, but not as bad as taking from the poor and giving it to the rich as in BAIL-OUT. Both something McCain and Obama voted yea instead of nay.
Answered By: wondermom - 11/2/2008
 
I fix wealthy people's boats. They have a saying... "Give money to the poor and they'll just buy food. Give it to the rich and they'll create jobs." I don't necessarily like this idea, but it just may be true.
Answered By: Earthling - 11/2/2008
 
Robin-hood revisited
Answered By: Hot Head - 11/2/2008
 
I think that taking money from the middle class to give to the rich has made a disaster out of our economy allowing the middle class to keep more of their own hard earned money might work much better to keep our economy working
Answered By: jamesmom2 - 11/2/2008
 
well, i think it happens every time you hire a pool boy, hair stylist, tip a valet or waitress, hire someone to do the concrete in your driveway, buy a car, buy groceries etc. the money ends up in the pockets of those who work at the salon, store, etc. so that's how wealth gets redistributed. happens every day, and... More
Answered By: Sufi - 11/2/2008
 
Well, that is not what "redistribution of wealth" means, so you need to make up your mind as to what question you are asking... More
Answered By: jb - 11/2/2008
 
I think the wealth will always resurface to the same people, no matter how many times you redistribute it.
Answered By: Generic Person - 11/2/2008
 
In any caring, civilized society, structures/protocols are set up to help the poor. They may be voluntary, as in charities, or mandatory as in programs funded by taxes. Bu$hco and the boyz however, got things backwards: they basically stole from the poor (or at least the middle class...) to give huge tax breaks and... More
Answered By: thecanadianone - 11/2/2008
 
He is not spreading the weath. It was a poor choice of words on his part... More
Answered By: michael_junius - 11/2/2008
 
Your money goes to those who don't EARN it... More
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Answered By: halliebee - 11/2/2008
 
It is wrong and the founding fathers did not seem to think that it was ok for this country.
Answered By: fatboysdaddy - 11/2/2008
 
I look at it two ways: equal pay for the "Ledbetters" of the world. She worked at Goodyear Tire for years and worked up to supervisor. For 18 years she was paid significantly less than a man before she found out and sued. The court said she waited too long but she didn't know. Obama crafted the Fair Pay Act. McCain... More
Answered By: Tiger - 11/2/2008
 
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