Why is it that the right never becomes indignant about the UPWARDS redistribution of wealth?
The capital gains and dividends tax rate is 15%. Warren Buffett, for instance, pays only about 17% of his income in federal taxes.
This is, by definition, an UPWARDS REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH.
Why is it that I've never heard a single conservative EVER complain about this blatant THEFT perpetrated by government on behalf of the wealthy?
ALLOWING PERSON X TO PAY A LOWER RATE OF TAX THAN PERSON Y IS REDISTRIBUTION OF INCOME/WEALTH ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT. All of the rhetorical gymnastics in the world doesn't change that fact.