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The Worst Form Of Inequality

Posted by | August 28th, 2009

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”

 – Aristotle

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  1. markross Post author

    Communism:

    *A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.

    *The Marxist-Leninist version of Communist doctrine that advocates the overthrow of capitalism by the revolution of the proletariat.

    Dictionary.com

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  2. Jackie

    As a single parent, I am probably considered on the low end of the income scale in America, but never once have I felt that I deserve as much as more wealthier Americans have.  I’ve made all the choices in my life, and am happy right where I’m at.  I do not feel the government owes me anything.  I believe entitlement mentality has taken over in some areas of America.

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  3. markross Post author

    Hi Jackie,

    Basically, the doctrine of Marxism (above), is way beyond whether a person should receive a given entitlement or not; they advocate that all people in society have the same, equal share of property etc.

    Of course, as history has shown, that would exclude the hypocrites that are the so-called leaders under these systems of government. They are living like kings, while preaching against capitalism and the pursuit of the individual to achieve their God given ability to be successful, and subsequently, charitable in many cases. I denounce any and all such systems!

    As far as entitlements, I agree with you; I do not expect much from my government, except what is directed by The Constitution. I have had times to where I have collected unemployment, but that was directly related to the fact that I have contributed tax-wise to the system. I would be completely fine with all free-market solutions and very little government and taxation. If we had less government, and less taxation, I could save a whole lot more money in case I am unemployed, or perhaps buy an unemployment insurance policy, if they are available.

    I have recently come to realize, governments really don’t give anyone anything; all they do is consume more and more of a nation’s wealth, as they grow larger and larger; they collect taxes to support their massive spending; then they distribute the nation’s wealth as “they” see fit. The tax-payers supply all of our public services, and the government merely manages and distributes them.

    It is actually kind of weird that the government collects your taxes, in case you become unemployed; however, if you do become unemployed, you have to justify to them, why you are entitled to get your own money back. Strange, isn’t it?

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