On several occasions in recent years, I have challenged right-wing readers to give me even one example of government spending that doesn’t amount to redistribution of wealth.
The response has been deafening silence.
OK! I’ll admit it. The challenge was a trick. There are no such examples to be found.
In truth, every government expenditure at every level — federal, state or local — is a case of spreading the wealth. The government takes money from some people by way of taxes and spends it — presumably or ostensibly, depending upon your point of view — for the common good. The ...