Nope, I wouldn't care to answer them because they are rabbit trails designed to lead the topic off discussion because they might paint this adminsitration and this President in an unfavorable light, IMO.
Is it okay to take by force of Government the bulk of a mans income and wealth? Is this a righteous thing to do?
I couldn't care less what light the admin is painted it. But can the light not be fabricated. You have yet to answer how his money is getting stolen. He didn't even make it clear. Just because he feels like it is getting stolen doesnt make it true. He is paying taxes how is this stealing. Shoot I'm not rich and feel my taxes are too high especially state taxes. But I know they must be paid, because we are required to pay them. So once we can establish how he is being stolen from then I walk with you. But to say he is being stolen from is deceitful. To say he is being taxed to heavy would be a better term. But then how do we know. He is only getting a voice because he in the top income bracket.
Before Obama won the first time I worked with an older middle class white woman. Her husband was retired, but he still worked. They made a pretty good income, their taxes were taken out every pay check. both of them claimed 0 exemptions and held out for the highest tax rate. From what she said she still had to pay money every tax season, and she wondered why. Note that this was before the Obama Admin. They were not top 1% earners, but still paid out of the ying yang. Where is their voice. Why do they pay so much. Where was the outcry for them?
You stated lets not make this a D vs R issue yet you want to paint the admin in a bad light. The government itself is the problem. The way they spend our money is a problem. The government ask for more because they are reckless with what they have. Helping people that are down on their luck and even those that messed up and got down is not the problem. People may attempt to paint that as the problem but its not. The problem is our government does exactly what they want with our money. They give grants for seeing if cats can land on thier feet after being spun in an anti gravity chamber (totally made this up) but I don't see protests about stuff like that. We have a very reckless government, and until we actually are man and woman enough to admit that we will continue majoring on the minor. Redistribution in form of taxes has been with us for quite some time. Our government concern isn't giving money to the poor, its to keep those rich people who pay them off richer. Funny how we get upset about giving money to folks at home, but don't say much about money given abroad.
I don't need to paint them in any light, they live there and to freqeuntly deny this is either a direct result of ignoring the obvious or just an obfuscation.
It is theft when a group can vote to take your income to use for goodies that they believe will enrich their lives.
To deny that this election and the subsequent policies coming out of it's outcome are not redsitribution is silly. Obama went around playing Santa Claus and spreading class envy and warfare. The whole of his re-election bid was about what Mr. Schiff is stating. Obama promised to take from those dastardly rich, like Romeny, and give it to those who are supposedly in need.
The rhetoric is everyweher. For example; "The rich need to pay their fair share." Someone help me. What on earth does that mean exactly when the top 2% already pay the lions share of taxes in this Nation?
I think that Mr. Schiff would like you to know that confiscating over half his wealth and income isn't fair and for the life of me I can't see how it is either. In fact, I call it theft. Mr. Schiff if he is so inlcined can redistribute his own wealth according to the inclination of his heart and if he doesn't see fit to that is between he and God.
When did the Government become the arbitor of Righteousness? I'm not sure how we are going to be Saved by any of this. It serves to further divide us and that is the point.