I just read Jason’s post about How “Redistribute the Wealth” Works!. I have to say, Amen to that.
Redistribution of wealth all sounds so warm and fuzzy until it comes time to actually do it. The waiter may have been willing to contribute to the poor of his own free will, but being forced to give charity was not very pleasant and much less meaningful.
This was a perfect analogy for how governmental welfare works. It is basically robbing the rich to feed the poor. Don’t get me wrong, I think the poor should be fed and clothed and cared for. However, I think it should be our choice to give that charitable service.
Forcing people to do good is worthless.