The wealthiest man in the US has put his support behind a tax targeting the wealthy which would be given to the poor.
We can argue over the validity of Robin Hood’s actions (or at least the legend known as Robin Hood, whoever the guy was); we can discuss whether his actions were moral or not, etc. However, I think nobody would disagree that, no matter how noble his motives, Robin Hood was a burglar. He robbed. Taxes, on the other hand, are not a robbery. They are not a crime inflicted on “the rich”. They are part of the social contract (and again, part of the democratic process is debating whether they are legitimate or not, etc.). However, I wish media would not refer to an accepted agreement within the social contract with a metaphor that equates taxes to a crime. Because really, they are not the same thing.
Also, taxes are not exclusively for “the poor”. They go into the whole of society. So, there’s that as well.
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