We definitely have a problem when nearly half of the American people agree with the premise that it is all right for their government to selectively choose a particular segment of our population to resolve the issue of our government's excesses by increasing their mandated contributions to our government's mismanaged operations.
Not only does this half accept what the government is attempting to do, but they contribute to our government's demonization of these individuals by implying they are greedy, cheaters, morally corrupt and not paying their fair share in taxes. All while the demonized's paid share in taxes is a lot more compared to those doing the demonizing.
Obama believes in economic equality, taking money (personal property) from one individual and giving it to another by way of government programs. Obama chooses the people he deems can afford it, a modern-day Robin Hood.
Now let's say you take the family out for an evening and come home and find your home has been broken into. Taken are your big screen high definition television and lap top. The individual who took your property, considering what they took, believed you could afford the loss and he wouldn't have taken it, if he didn't need what your personal property is worth.
So what is the difference between Obama and the common criminal? The difference is Obama has proclaimed that his victims won't include you, so that makes it OK.
By the way, Robin Hood took from a king. Today, Obama is the king.
Russell C. Fette Collinsville