Government has spent at least the last 30 years finding new and better ways to redistribute wealth and income upward.--SS
Greg Mankiw Hides the Role of Government in Redistributing Income Upward | Beat the Press:
"This is no doubt how Mitt Romney and other wealthy people would like the public to see the debate. However the reality is that the government has implemented a wide range of policies that have led to a massive upward redistribution of before tax income over the last three decades. These policies have affected every corner of the market economy."
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