“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin
Many wise men have said something similar. Alas, no one is listening
(Politico) Nearly 6 in 10 Americans say wealth is distributed unfairly in the United States, and a majority want the federal government to play Robin Hood to fix the problem, according to a poll released Thursday.
Only 33 percent of Americans think the current distribution of wealth in this country is fair, according to the Gallup Poll, while 59 percent say it is not. Fifty-two percent said the United States should redistribute wealth through heavy taxes on the rich, while 45 percent disagreed.
And this is how the Republic dies, not with agony but by wanting to steal the fruit of other people’s labor.