Monday, August 10, 2009

RobinHood and Progressivist Wealth Redistribution

I really don't like when people compare wealth redistribution to the legend of Robin Hood.

Robin Hood, according to legend, stole from the rich (the "haves") and gave to the ("have nots").

That's where the similarity ends.

Robin Hood stole back the money that was taken from the overtaxed citizens by the oppressive Prince John and his lackey-thug Sherrif of Nottingham.

Also, I can't recall any part of the story in which he stole from people of average means to give to the poor.

It would make more sense to compare the Democrats (and progressive Republicans) to Prince John. Sure, they take from the "haves" and give to the "have nots". But the "have not's" continue to languish in poverty while the so-called Robin Hoods live lavishly.

Our modern Robin Hood (government) steals from all, gives a little to many, and keeps most for himself.

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