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  • I am 100% against it. I don't want to give some lazy ass who doesn't want to get a job the money that I earn from working my ass off.
  • I agree with the rich paying more taxes than a poor working class family.
  • I don't believe in forcefully taking what people have earned. I do believe in justice, and if something is taken through exploitation, then justice dictates that it be taken back. This is not even an economic, so much as a legal, policy.
  • Yes ... But there is a bigger vision then just that In movie's aliens attack us as a race .. Our race fights within each other who will survive the world army should help the world be the same all over Where is the love?
  • I thought spreading the wealth meant spending the money so vendors, workers, etc were improved through the natural flow of the economy.
  • I disagree with an economic system based around screwing your neighbor over for a buck. If you call that spreading the wealth then sure.
  • Absolutely NOT! If you happen to become independently wealthy,through your own hard work,or from a family member's hard work.What gives me the right to some of that? ZIP!
  • Yes. We cannot have the homeless, the hungry, the evicted, those who go bankrupt because of an unexpected illness, those who have their entire city destroyed by natural disasters, those who serve their country and then drink themselves to to the street because of their minds' horror in fulfilling Uncle Sam's wishes, the screwed-over by insurance companies, and STILL call ourselves a great country. Even as an atheist I can see that Jesus was a virtuous person, and I cannot see him advocating what we allow to happen. To call ourselves great as we spend trillions killing others across the globe as we have myriad problems here is willful stupidity to the highest degree. To demand the very rich to pay a much larger tax is morally correct. To claim that we shouldn't take their money because it's "theirs" is like complaining about a murderer who, when fleeing the police, ran across the street before the signal allowed. For those of you that believe that the rich have "earned" their money, you should probably be informed that the great majority of them inherited their wealth. Indeed, in the upper class social circles, those who have made millions by their own work are looked down upon; the distinction is "old" and "new money," the latter being the riff-raff. The old money folks have kept their wealth by merely being prudent with their shares, playing the ridiculous but highly profitable money game that keeps the low class low and the high class high.
  • obama is spreading the taxpayer hard made money and causing the middle class hare working taxpayers to become POOR.
  • No. But I do believe that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes. It's time to pay the piper Republicans.
  • As someone who comes from the UK, I think it's a very good thing. I barely notice the money being taken from me as the only sign of ever having it is on my wage slip. It never enters my bank account so I never feel like it was mine to begin with. I mostly view the contributions I make as being for things that I or my family will use. Yes, our system might get abused by some but they are always seeking ways to overcome that and really it's of little consequence when I consider the benefits available to me and my family. For example, you might be fit and healthy now and not think you require the National Health Service but what about when you have kids or find yourself later diagnosed with illness or when you are elderly? Will you be able to afford thousands of pounds in healthcare then? Are you sure your insurance provider will pay out on your condition? I have some American acquaintances and was appalled at their plight where they have to pick and choose between which medications they can take depending upon what they can afford. These aren't lazy people, they are hard working at what they do but just don't earn much. "Get a better job!" you might say but you forget that for our societies to function, we still need these people in these jobs to get things done. In the UK, all they would pay is around $8-9 per prescription, if it was a condition for life it would probably be free. Just knowing that's in place regardless of my income is incredibly reassuring. Whether you like it or not, we all do rely upon one another in various ways to enable life as we know it to keep on going. Why not spread the wealth a little? It doesn't only benefit others, it benefits you too be it directly or indirectly.
  • Wealth creation should go hand in hand with spreading the wealth. Not that all people should have the same amount of wealth or no rights to posesses wealth in excess of their real needs - Only that there should be no one below the UN prescribed 'poverty line'. A little spreading of the wealth would ensure that.
  • as long as its not mine! LOL!! like i even have much wealth to speak of anyway.
  • Sure if you earn it by working I am cool with that.
  • i agree with 'spreading YOUR wealth' WILLINGLY....not being forced to....... thats not a 'person's' charity when they are FORCED to give it..... i agree with sharing your wealth ....I DISAGREE with taking someone elses wealth to sustain myself and family.....i have more respect and dignity for myself..... i never cared for Donald Trump ....but i had to respect him as a MAN when he said he was proud of and proud to be able to GIVE all he does.......which is ALOT ...of his wealth....BUT he strongly disagreed to being FORCED to give it....that takes away a person's 'charity'....
  • If you mean getting the money back that the Republican fat cats stole? Great idea.
  • That's socialism and it's immoral to pay the lazy with the money from the hard working.
  • I am all for a volunteer program, and life would be better if we would choose to spread it. However if forced or if there is a central store house, it will NEVER work
  • No, you get what you work for. Everything i make from my job, i deserve.
  • Depends if I'm in the mood to help my fellow man or stay selfish.
  • Waaay better than spreading your legs.
  • no, not by force....this is America and a wealthy person should be able to 'spread his wealth' as he sees fit.... it is not JUST to ROB the rich to care for poor or unproductive.....those are alms and charity which are not a FORCED deed.... there is alot of arrogant ,greedy people that want others money simply out of their covetness.... God Help US...amen
  • of course.
  • Anyone wanting to spread wealth...spread a little my way.
  • no Spreading the wealth actually destroys wealth. This is a negative consequence for our nation. Wealth is more productive hen in able hands. The ignorant should not be given this resource, they will squander it.
  • Yes I do agree,and thats what socialsism is all about.Would you rather be exploited by a small minority,or would you rather see fairness for all citizens no matter of their social background.
  • yes,the wealth of higher consciousness...
  • To an extent, yes. There needs to be limitations... I'm all for equal opportunity. Everything can be good in moderation.
  • By Charitable acts, yes, by force no, the problem inherit with robbing the rich to feed the poor is no one has anymore motivation to work to become better then what they are. It punishes excellence and rewards the mediocre. (that is what rich do not just pack up and move to less punishing conditions) And this is assuming that it is getting spread around, because most that seek power do so out of greed not altruistic motives.
  • Only if it's voluntary. Those who create wealth should have the right to control it. When others usurp that right, it's called 'theft'.
  • The wealth is already being spread. HHS spent $700 billion of taxpayer money in 2008; Social Security over $650 billion http://www.federalbudget.com/ . Only national defense and debt service come anywhere close to either one. That $1350 billion equates to $4500 for each man, woman, and child, with the real brunt of the expanse borne by those who actually work. The top 10 per cent of taxpayers earn 42.2 per cent of national income yet pay 65.8 per cent of federal taxes http://www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/341.html . With the current administration coming after even more, to pay off his parasitic constituency, those who earn and who pay the bills are getting a little antsy and are starting to stand up for themselves. Spread the work ethic.
  • I'm not a Marxists.
  • No. What's mine is mine.

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