I am asked by Joe the Plumber and the Republican Party to believe that imposing higher taxes on families whose income exceeds $250,000 a year is an unacceptable attempt at "redistributing wealth." But what about the original distribution of wealth? What if something is desperately wrong with the way wealth is distributed to begin with? What about Joe the Plumber earning in excess of $250,000 a year by providing services to people whose average income is $40,000 or less?Uh, no. Wait. Karl Marx didn't write that. It was written to the Roanoke Times by a woman who thinks she deserves the money others earn.
Wealth should be more evenly distributed in this country. Isn't that the kind of thinking that brought about the Soviet Union? Uh, yeah. We all know how well that worked out for them.
Welcome to the Wal-Mart dairy department, circa 2010:
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