The latest Gallup poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe the government should redistribute wealth, by taxing the very wealthy heavily and giving it to the less fortunate.
Remember well Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013 at 4:00 AM. That was the moment that the Gallup Organization rang the death knell of the United States of America. On that day and time, the famed polling organization published its latest findings — that 52 percent of Americans favor some form of government-initiated wealth redistribution.
In answer to the question as to whether the respondents felt wealth distribution was currently “fair” in America, 59 percent felt it wasn’t. Of this, 83 percent of Democrats thought wealth distribution was unfair, as opposed to 28 percent of Republicans.
The real kicker was the second question, where “52 percent of Americans said the government should redistribute wealth by imposing ‘heavy taxes on the rich,’ while 45 percent say it should not,” according to CNS News.
The split of responses to this question between Democrats and Republicans was just as distinct as their response to the first. 75 percent of Democrats favor taxing the wealthy heavily for income redistribution, whereas 72 percent of Republicans oppose it.
CNSNews.com’s Susan Jones notes:
Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency on a promise to redistribute wealth, and he continues to call for additional taxes on the wealthy.
His administration is now pushing for an increase in the federal minimum wage, from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. On Thursday, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris was visiting Phoenix, Ariz., and Las Vegas to hold another series of discussions on Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage for “hard working, low-wage workers,” the department announced.
We can’t say we didn’t see it coming. We all recall 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s reference at a Boca Raton fundraiser to the “47 percent” who pay no taxes at all. Because they have no “skin in the game” their voting preferences get skewed. They vote for more and more “free stuff” while giving up freedom to create their own wealth.
The United States has now officially transformed itself from American exceptionalism to a nation of socialist mediocrity. The question is, can we still reverse this trend, and if so, do we have the courage to do so?
Read more at CNSNews.com.