Redistributing Wealth

Barack Obama has clearly expressed his desire to redistribute wealth in American society. Unfortunately, while such sentiments may sound nice to the average voter, there are a number of major political and moral problems with such redistributionist policies. Who is to be in control of redistribution efforts and what right do they have to simply take from one group of individuals and give to another? How much redistribution is enough? After all, as this link shows, the wealthy already pay far more in federal taxes than the rest of us. Where does it stop?
Here is one blogger’s humorous take on wealth redistribution and how it works when boiled down to the personal level. Stealing from the “rich” and giving to the “poor” sounds great in concept until your wealth is being taken away.

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