The liberal argues that the rich got that way off the backs of the poor, and therefore, the rich owe the poor something in return.
In reality it is not the rich giving something back to the poor. It is the government forcing people who make good decisions to subsidize those who make poor decisions. [...]
One of his first tasks, he recalls, was toiling past midnight shoveling snow and ice from a football-field-size parade ground. The work that followed was menial, humiliating and of little practical use, he says. Combat training consisted of two firing exercises a year, he says, and a chunk of his paycheck was routinely withheld by [...]