When I was in Maine I used to listen to a preacher, now deceased, named Adrian Rogers. I loved him. He had some pretty good wisdom and pithy sayings to dispense on a daily basis. He always kept me smiling. Anyhow I recently read something he said and thought I'd share. I can hear his booming voice now.
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they worked for, that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
YOU CANNOT MULTIPLY WEALTH BY DIVIDING IT"