…The United Nations on Thursday called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than $400 billion a year for poor countries…
…who are [the wealthy] to decide what it is they do with the money they’ve earned. That’s the kind of decision that should be left up to those who would spend that money for the Greater Good — seizing it, taking their administrative cut, then redistributing it to its various bureaucratic arms, who will take their administrative cut before sending it on to the next agency in charge of redistributing it to the poor, who have every right to it, wealth being a finite thing, and those who have it morally compelled to answer to the dictates of an unelected world body who has decided it has every right to steal the property of others by way of a tax it will deem moral.
The rich are not to be emulated. They are to be punished for not doing with their money what others who don’t have that money want done with it. Because they know best. By dint of not having that money. And so are free to wear the mantle of poverty-fighters without really having to worry about losing anything of their own. In fact, they’ll feather their nests a bit by way of administrative fees and high salaries and benefits, etc. Because let’s face it: fighting poverty is a tough job, a moral job, and those who do it deserve a little bit of luxury for helping out the poor. With other people’s money…
Read the entire article at Protein Wisdom.