From the responses to far, it seems most of you dislike Obama because you disagree with the “Robin Hood doctrine”.
I can see letting people keep their own money, instead of forcing them to give it to others. It’s really a question of how much you take though, since I’m sure most of you agree that a government requires a certain amount of wealth redistribution in order to function.
Anyway, it’s interesting that most of you oppose Obama primarily on economic grounds rather than on other issues like his approach to international policy, social issues, etc.
Actually, the government doesn’t need to redistribute any of my wealth. They require a certain amount of taxation to defend this country, pay the people that defend this country, keep the infastructure running as well as make sure there are emergency response services on the road(local level). The federal government should not govern everything.
What you describe however already re-distributes wealth, because the police, as well as the military, protect non-taxpayers too.
So, how are schools, hospitals, streets and bridges different?
PS: I am tired that all the re-distributors cannot even come up with decent arguments for it.[/quote]
Because stealing my money to pay for necessities is different than stealing it to specifically give to someone else. I guess my point is that roads benefit the people paying for them at least, welfare doesn’t.