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do you think the government is honest enough to distribute the wealth without ge

  1. commisioner profile image55
    commisionerposted 8 years ago

    do you think the government is honest enough to distribute the wealth without getting their cut???

    for the most part, all i've read on social issues that even the right wing conservatives can't all be trusted. the left wing socialist will take your pillow while you sleep then tax you to get it back while taking your first born

  2. maguijo profile image60
    maguijoposted 8 years ago

    The first problem with your question is that it's not the government's job to distribute wealth! That is the job of the people, by the people, for the people, who buy and sell...thus distributing wealth.

    Does anybody remember what capitalism is?

    Secondly, you used the word honest in the same sentence as the word government and I sadly fear that is a complete oxymoron.

  3. commisioner profile image55
    commisionerposted 8 years ago

    MY POINT EXACTLY MAG!!! THANKS FOR THE ANSWER AND I GUESS YOU TRUST THEM AS MUCH AS I DO. I LOVE A CAPITALIST SOCIETY AND HAVE DONE WELL, FALLEN AND GOT BACK UP WITHOUT THE HELP OF BIG BROTHER

  4. shazz01109 profile image76
    shazz01109posted 8 years ago

    Government's job is not to distribute wealth.

  5. GNelson profile image77
    GNelsonposted 8 years ago

    You can trust the government to waste your money.  If you believe that the conservatives are different than the liberals than they own you.  They tell different stories but they sing the same song.

  6. Londoner profile image55
    Londonerposted 8 years ago

    Redistributing wealth can be, and is in practice, one of the aim of the government. Depending on the social values the party follows, different countries and different governments will value different things and will want to redistribute between different groups of people. Typical example is to redistribute from rich to poor. We can argue whether it is effective and efficient or not. This process is done from the money collected in taxes and redistributed e.g. through social transfers such as benefits to unemployed. There is no doubt that some of the tax revenues are used to cover the costs of running the government, i.e. costs of buildings, personnel, and so one, not to mention the healthy salaries of politicians. The bigger the government, the more taxpayers' money will be needed to cover its costs. In recent years, for example the British government has grown substantially. Whether it happened in US I don't know. Given the size of the stimulus package Obama issued for the collapsing banks, my guess is, the US government is pretty big.

  7. RebelFollower profile image56
    RebelFollowerposted 7 years ago

    The government has no business ever using the term "spread the wealth" it is a marxist phrase and does not belong in the american language

  8. profile image52
    ebby08posted 6 years ago

    If they haven't been honest all this time, what makes you think they'll be honest now?

  9. robie2 profile image97
    robie2posted 6 years ago

    more to the point, do you think corporations and financial institutions are honest enough to be trusted to operate without  government regulation?  We need a new social contract.

 
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