The Robin Hood fallacy...
Aug 09, 2012
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It is said that Robin Hood “takes from the rich and gives to the poor.” And that is generally accepted as “good.”
But Robin Hood did not steal from wealthy citizens who worked to earn their fortunes – no indeed. He took back money from the government, which unjustly and excessively had taken money from the citizens in the form of taxes!
So - if we were truly following the actions of Robin Hood, we would not “tax the rich” more, we would tax less!
Stop the government from taking the peoples’ money! (Here “rich” means anyone not already on the government dole.)
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