You are not entitled to other people’s social security money
It should read: “a recognition that in paying your taxes you are helping support tens of millions of freeloading Americans that don’t work as hard as you but think that they have a right to your money.”
That means that the top 49%+ are handing their hard work to others. There is no possible way that anyone can claim that those 50%+ are incapable of working and making a living. The percentage of people that are completely incapable of making a living is less than 1%. The rest are freeloaders looting your hard earned wealth.
And to be pragmatic (it doesn’t really matter, but it makes the point as to why any other way is immoral from a non-philosophical point of view) you are wealthy because you know what to do with the resources you have. Be it money, time, effort etc. You know better than others that are not wealthy. Thus the wealth you create will be cared for better because it’s yours and you’ll be careful and you’ll use it the way you know how. The moment that some disinterested party takes that wealth from you by the point of a gun and gives it to someone else, they are throwing away potential new wealth creation.
This is both immoral and ultimately the cause of the collapse of American civilization. You have the right to that which you produce. NOTHING ELSE. Or as the founding fathers put it: You have the right to your life, your liberty (including the freedom to fail) and your pursuit of YOUR happiness.
You’re entitled to your money and only your money
We live in an evil state of entitlements. We’re only slightly less bad than the rest of the world, but catching up fast. You are not entitled to health care. You’re entitled that which you can pay for. Your right to your life, does not give you the right to steal from another to pay for health care because you cannot violate anyone else’s right in the pursuit of your own. You are not entitled to free prescription drugs. You are entitled to that which you can pay for. And in both cases, it is your responsibility to budget for and pay for those expenses. It is not the government’s job to nanny you specifically because to do so, requires that they steal and enslave others.
That is you’re not entitled to the money I put in so that you can retire. Not the 14x more money that will be required for your retirement than you contributed and earned in interest. And again, it is your responsibility to plan for and save for your retirement. Retirement isn’t a right. It’s a privilege of those UT installment loans that plan ahead. The rest of us must work for a living as long as it takes even to the day we die.
You are right, it is MORAL to make as much money as you possibly can and keep making money because it isn’t a 0 sum game. You are right that you making money makes other people money because you trade with them. Be it jobs, or purchases on raw materials or be it goes that you purchase to entertain yourself with others get wealthier as a result. But your second part is a logical and moral contradiction. You are literally advocating throwing away your wealth. Flushing it down the toilet. (see Milton Freeman for an excellent allegory about this)
I strongly suggest that everyone watch this and really think about what it’s saying. It is the core to this class warfare that Obama has started: