Reader: Tea Party types are wrong to think Social Security is a redistribution of wealth

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Our post about this past weekend's Tax Day Tea Party in Loveland turned into a lively forum for debate about whether this grassroots movement is a good thing or a bad thing.

Here's a post from someone representing the latter point of view.

Eric writes:

Receiving obligations like SS and Medicare that a taxpayer paid into his/her entire life is not "redistribution of wealth"..

"Redistribution of wealth" is the republican held House of Representatives' plan to privatize health care 100%, "redistributing" your..............that's to the health insurance industries.

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Wealth confers power which is used to further aggrandize the interests of the wealthy. The United States has the widest gap between rich and poor that it has for a century, and the disparity grows. The graduated income tax could effect a modest and appropriate redistribution of wealth but for Republicans and their collaborators.

Redistribute the wealth? Eat the Rich!

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

But only if your stomach can handle a rich diet. Thanks for the post, Robert.

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