Redistribution of wealth-sounds like a good concept so why are so many opposed to it?...The sad truth is, some of it has to do to with greed. But, if you accept the premise that most people are good, there has to be another reason.
I believe it is in the implementation of such a program. Undoubtably it would come in the form of higher taxes on the wealthy. The problem is taxes go to the government and the government is very much like the mafia. First a certain percentage would be skimmed off the top to line the pockets of the politicians. Then some would be steered into the politicians' pet projects. Then more would go to the special interest groups and campaign supporters of the politicians, ie-rich people like George Soros and union bosses like Richard Trumpka. In the end pennies on the dollar would go to the people who really need it.
I'm sure the government would tell you that it would go to create jobs. But how has all the stimulus spending and a $15trillion dollar debt helped out the average American? When has the government ever shown that they can spend money wisely or that they truly care about the average citizen?
The only way redistribution could work is to allow those that are going to have to give up some of their wealth to have a say in where that wealth goes and force the government to give an exact accounting of where every penny of that money went. It is called accountability. That is what the government should be all about