Loath though I am to reply to a nameless tickling of phosphors in the ether, GUEST, please indicate where I said there was anything wrong with redistributing wealth? I didn't. The demonization of the phrase is a leftwing tactic. If you take money from citizen A in order to provide a service to Citizen B, which Citizen B would otherwise be unable to afford, that is redistribution of wealth, pure and simple. And as McGrath says, it's a good thing. For you to pretend that budget priorities that include "entitlements" is NOT "redistribution of wealth" is manipulative, disingenuous, and panders to stupidity.