If you were robbed on the street, you probably wouldn’t take comfort in the fact that you at least redistributed your wealth to someone less fortunate than yourself. Theft is still wrong – even if it’s for a supposedly worthy cause.
Thomas Sowell nailed the liberal “logic” behind wealth redistribution back in the 1990s in his syndicated column.
He elaborates more on the Left’s true motivations behind wealth distribution in his book The Vision of the Anointed:
Among the many other questions raised by the nebulous concept of “greed” is why it is a term applied almost exclusively to those who want to earn more money or to keep what they have already earned—never to those wanting to take other people’s money in taxes or to those wishing to live on the largess dispensed from such taxation. No amount of taxation is ever described by the anointed as “greed” on the part of government or the clientele of government. . . .
Families who wish to be independent financially and to make their own decisions about their lives are of little interest or use to those who are seeking to impose their superior wisdom and virtue on other people. Earning their own money makes these families unlikely candidates for third-party direction and wishing to retain what they have earned threatens to deprive the anointed of the money needed to distribute as largess to others who would thus become subject to their direction. In these circumstances, it is understandable why the desire to increase and retain one’s own earnings should be characterized negatively as “greed,” while wishing to live at the expense of others is not.
It’s no wonder the left has to rely on rhetoric to make their case – the facts certainly aren’t on their side.
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