Yes, the king was bad, and was taxing his people. Yes, it was nice of Robin to help the poor.
My problem is that I believe in absolutes, and stealing is wrong. Coupled with the fact that regardless of how corrupt the government is, I’m supposed to submit to it (as a Christian) except in cases where it demands that I go against my faith.
So, it’s with this backdrop that I read an article that compares Sen. Obama to Robin Hood, and I have much the same thoughts—only worse.
You see, where Robin Hood himself took from a corrupt king to return money to the people, Sen. Obama is going to take money from you and me, and other hard working people that have spent time to get where we are, and is going to give it, indiscriminately, to people who haven’t proven that they are the same hard workers.
In essence, he’s going to reward those that do not work hard, while punishing those that do.
Wurzelbacher said he planned to become the owner of a small plumbing business that will take in more than the $250,000 amount at which Obama plans to begin raising tax rates.
“Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it?” the blue-collar worker asked.
After Obama responded that it would, Wurzelbacher continued: “I’ve worked hard . . . I work 10 to 12 hours a day and I’m buying this company and I’m going to continue working that way. I’m getting taxed more and more while fulfilling the American Dream.”
“It’s not that I want to punish your success,” Obama told him. “I want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success, too.
This isn’t about giving others a chance for success. That’s not what will happen. As we saw when welfare was introduced, rather than providing a helping hand, people mooched off the system to get as much as they could without lifting a finger.
I see a lot of the same thing going on here.
We should be encouraging people to work harder, to get better. Not telling them that they are ok where they are and that we’ll give them a hand out so they can continue doing just that.