Posted by Dinah on June 28, 2012, at 17:07:05
In reply to Re: Welcome USA To Socialism Healthcare Bill Passed » Dinah, posted by europerep on June 28, 2012, at 16:54:25
So you are in favor of redistribution of wealth?
If I understood you correctly, your argument is that those who produce the GDP are wealthy enough than it's ok to take their money to give to others?
I take it you don't mind Phillipa's assertion then? Although I suppose there is a difference between a social ownership of the means of production and the involuntary appropriation of the proceeds of production to benefit others.
Phillipa, this may not qualify as socialism. Perhaps more republican (in the form of government sense) Robinhood-ism.
I rather hope you only approve of government appropriation of the belongings of those "rich" they decide to take from to give to those poor they decide to give to? Rather than private citizens doing the same?
Do you believe union employees should be treated differently than others of equal wealth? Government employees? Congressmen?