Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why We Love Robin Hood

Some people have been describing Obama's tax plan as a Robin Hood plan. Well, not exactly.

Robin Hood stole from the rich in medieval England. He wasn't stealing from merchants who made their money fairly. He was stealing from the nobles, that is, the government, who had made their money through oppressive taxation. Robin Hood was taking back part of those ill-gotten gains and handing it back to the average person from whom it had been taken.

When did our attitude shift from anger at the government from taking and misusing our tax money to upset at those who have made their fortunes fairly?

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