"Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve. But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply, see if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong..." -Frederick Bastiat
We scoff at the notion of redistribution of wealth as if it is a nutty and discredited socialist notion. But that’s not the way they see it. They see “redistribution of wealth” as a pejorative term for exactly what they believe in. They of course don’t call it “redistribution of wealth,” they call it “taking care of people,” they call it “progress,” they call it “government.” -Gov. Bobby Jindal
Democrat, Liberal, Tax, Government, Bigbrother, Socialism, Theft
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
In theory, confiscating the wealth of the more successful people ought to make the rest of the society more prosperous. But when the Soviet Union confiscated the wealth of successful farmers, food became scarce. As many people died of starvation under Stalin in the 1930s as died in Hitler's Holocaust in the 1940s. -Thomas Sowell
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Socialism, Communism, Theft
“What I’ve been working on specifically is presenting an actual plan…to actually rapidly end the economic crisis and permanently alter capitalism, and this is known as the big idea fund,” he said. Schultz then directly attacked the wealthy by stating “there is plenty of money in this country, there is no shortage of money, it’s just in the wrong hands.”
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Character, Degeneracy, AntiAmerican, Socialism
At an October 19, 1998 conference at Loyola University, Barack Obama spoke against "propaganda" that said government doesn’t work and the need to "pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution."
Liberal, Narrative, Smears
"You can not possibly square with the word 'fairness' giving $200,000 tax cut to a billionaire at the same time you raise benefits for Medicare on people with fixed income by $6,000 a year. That is immoral. That is un-American," Clyburn also said.
Others are not so naïve. They understand that socialism is systematic oppression — but they see this as a feature, not a bug. To them, as it was for Castro, who wandered his way to Marxism, socialism offers a system in which the social and political orders are overturned and the leftists at long last can be on top.
With the levers of power finally in their grasp, the redistribution — and the retribution — can begin. -Andrew Cline