“Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive,” Obama said during a rally in Virginia on Friday. “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”
The top 20 percent income earners, who earned 50.8 percent of income, paid 67.9 percent of taxes. The top 1 percent paid 22.3 percent of taxes in 2009, compared to the bottom 20 percent, who paid only 0.3 percent of the taxes.
The top 1 percent income earners paid 74 times the amount of taxes as paid by the bottom 20 percent
Which pretty much is covers the entire cost of the entire infrastructure that Presbo says that they didn’t build.
If you seized ALL of the money in America and divided it up equally among all of the people in America, even including the people here illegally ( which Presbo seems pretty set on doing), it would be only a few years before it had all moved back to nearly all of its current distribution. Money goes to those who produce and leaves those who keep doing the things that make them poor to start with. Don’t believe me? Internet search the current financial situation of most of the folks that had won the lottery. Not ” life’s lottery” that Presbo tends to rant about. The actual lottery, where someone you don’t know shows up because of a purchased ticket and hands out a few million dollars. The vast majority of those folks had several years of the high life and then were back to the same lifestyle that they had before hand.
The only redistribution program that Presbo is going to be able to do and be effective for what HE wants is if he sets up a system that CONTINUALLY shows up with guns to seize money from those that produce. And the only problem with that system like that is that it creates a huge disincentive to do anything remotely like producing.