Monday, October 27, 2008

Spreading the Wealth... and Dependency

Barack Obama was publicly talking about redistributing the wealth of Americans as far as 2001. Check out this radio interview.

Interestingly, he points out that the judicial system is not the best branch of government to do this as a matter of constitutionality. It's the legislative bodies that should do it, helped along by the executive branches.

He's exactly right about this. Such redistributive policies should be voted on democratically, not handed down by unelected judges.

To the extent, that America votes for candidates who run for office on platforms to take money from the rich (a minority) and give it to "the middle class" and the poor (the majority), more and more wealth will be "legally" taken from one group and given to another.

For the most part, for most of the country's history a majority of American - rich and poor - have rejected such policies. Maybe with the economic meltdown Americans will be more open to such arguments in the near future.

Of course, it would be silly to think Obama wouldn't appoint Supreme Court justices who wouldn't be very sympathetic to the same ideals of reparative and redistributive justice that animate his own politics.

If he is elected, America will have a liberal house, probably a liberal senate, executive branch and to the extent they he can arrange it, a new liberal Supreme Court and federal court system.

It will be very interesting to see what America looks like in four years. No doubt, liberals will love what they see: a more dependent and needy populace and a more activist, doting and demanding federal government to help take care of our wants and needs.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the top 1% has been enjoying the "redistribution of wealth" by paying less than their fair share of taxes for many years. taxes build roads and bridges, provide for the military, etc. why should mr richie-rich pay 15% on millions while my family pays over 25%? it's a double standard (that favors the rich) to have capital gains dollars count differently than wage dollars.

taxes of the people that can't even afford cars help pay for roads for the people that have cars. taxes have always been a means of distributing wealth to pay for government functions. governing that makes the poor poorer isn't very good government.

October 27, 2008 at 10:40 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

It is not about fairness. That is a Liberal lie.

Scary stuff. He unapologetically advocates full-blown Socialism. And notice his winks to the blacks and his mention of the non-existent “economic justice” in regards to the civil rights movement.

Get your wallet out, folks. With a Radical Liberal Socialist black avenger like Obama in the White House and two Rad Lib Soc racial apologists controlling Congress with no one able to stop them, you can expect to pay slavery reparations. Count on it.

Socialism always looks tempting during tough times. Making such promises is how many a despot gained power.
But Socialism, like the modern vehicle which carries it, Liberalism, is never the answer.

October 27, 2008 at 12:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

corporate welfare and tax breaks for the top %1 is like soviet communism were only the "party members" got the perks. didn't realize randal was such a commie lover.

October 27, 2008 at 7:25 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Lol… Everyone knows that Modern Liberals are the modern incarnation of Communists, with their oppressive financial and social controls. The Democrat Party has been hijacked by these Far Left Libs.

October 28, 2008 at 12:38 PM 

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