Another Sam link:
"Common Dreams is a nonprofit, progressive, nonpartisan citizens' organization founded in 1997 by political activists Craig Brown and his late wife, Lina Newhouser"
Yeah, sure. Gonna make a cash donation, Sam?
That would be Socialism (or any form of Collectivism really: Communism/Fascism/Socialism/Tribalism). It is why Europe is in soo much trouble. Because the governments of Europe have been taking from one group of people to appease another group of people. But this philosophy is unsustainable, and once the governments began to not take so much from one group and not give as much to another group is where the *censored* hit the fan. Every society that has embraced Collectivism in all of its various forms has failed and its people have suffered through violence, starvation, destitution, hopelessness, and fear. Take a look around the world today and you will see that wherever there is extreme violence, poverty, starvation, massive curruption and fraud you will find a people who have embraced the principles of Collectivism.
Capitalism tries for everyone to pursue their own interests at their own peril and success, at their own expense or fortune. Capitalists do not believe in scarcity and as such feel no need to ration prosperity. Capitalists realize that money is not real and that currency is only a reciept for having created and exchanged value. Capitalists believe wealth, the accumulation of currency, is obtained by creating and exchanging value with others. It is because capitalists recognize that money is only the physical representation of value being created and exchanged, that there is no set amount, nor any limited amount of wealth that can be distributed. And it is because the true origin of wealth lies in ones ability to create and exchange value. It is one's human life value, or the "human element" that determines how prosperous one may become.
And because wealth is generated by the physical and mental labor of individuals, it sickens Capitalists to believe that redistribution in the name of equality is considered virtuous. Capitalists recognize that it does more harm than good to individuals to redistribute to them money without redistributing the ideas, knowledge, skill and labor that created the reciepts to begin with. It is akin to handing out fish instead of showing them how to fish.
Capitalists live lives of abundance. They see all around them an abundance of opportunities to create value that others would willingly and freely exchange for. Capitalists view the rich as prime targets for exchange, and all that is left for them to do is create something a rich person would value. If they do that then the rich will freely empty out their pockets and be glad to do so leaving the Capitalist prosperous.
And if you think that any part of the US Gov't or the US economy resembles true Capitalism, then that is part of the reason why our country is quickly going down hill.
You are where you are in life because of the way you think.