Thursday, March 25, 2010

Legislation Addresses Mal-distribution of Income

Real Clear Politics has the video but here is the money quote of the day:
Sen. Max Baucus (D): "Too often, much of late, the last couple three years the mal-distribution of income in America is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind. Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America."

Where exactly might I find the bit in the Constitution that enables the Federal Government to address the mal-distribution of income? Evidently there were no dictionaries on hand in 1787 and the poor Founding Fathers confused enumerated with innumerable. Who knew?


  1. Mary Sue: Maybe they found it on the internet that Al Gore invented. I’ve been having a heck of a time trying to connect to that darn thing!

    They truly need to study the 7th Principle: The Proper Role of Government is to Protect Equal Rights, Not Provide Equal Things.

    Or maybe read a bit about our Founders, like Samuel Adams, for example: “The utopian schemes of leveling [redistribution of wealth], and a community of goods [central ownership of all the means of production and distribution], are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional. (Wells, Life of Samuel Adams, 1:154).

    Our Founding Fathers were very wise because they felt tyranny and knew what they wanted to avoid. However, I fear we are headed right toward it!

  2. Thanks for commenting Pamela. That is a fantastic Adams quote. I think I will add it to my sidebar. I fear our Founding Fathers would be beside themselves to see this administration in action and would be far more perceptive of the potential for tyranny than many sadly uniformed citizens. Even with access to Al Gore's fabulous invention it is still quite clear that not enough Americans are as alarmed as they need to be.


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