Redistribution for thee, but not for me

Students, not normally a personally wealthy group, are all for redistributing other people’s money.  Apparently, though, they draw the line at redistributing the fruits of their own labors:

The next step is to get the students to listen to Jon Lovitz’s F-Bomb laden rant and understand that, whether we’re talking grades or money, it is always wrong for a coercive government to force people to part with the rewards they earned:

We all recognize that people must contribute some sum towards a functional society, for roads, national security, etc. But that is quite different from having your elected government suddenly decide to play at Robin Hood.

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  • Ymarsakar

    Robin Hood stole from the people who taxed the peasants and returned the taxes to the peasants. …. Or did people think the nobility back then were rich because they had “jobs”? No. 100% of their income came from taxation, the product of the labors of the merchants and workers on their land.

  • Ymarsakar

    So the last thing the federal government wants to do is to set a “precedent” for Robin Hood style operations.

  • DL Sly

    I was wondering how long it would be before someone turned the old email story into a live exercise. I love it! 0>;~}