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When presidents try
to play Robin Hood

Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/15/2013 4:16:46 PM

I recently published a column expressing my willingness to engage progressives on the subject of “income inequality” in America. It generated a rather surprising amount of hate mail from people who insisted I was living in denial, wedded to partisan talking points and supporting a system “which works against your own interests.” I’ll confess, a lot of these arguments are so outside my sphere of reality that I didn’t know how to begin to address some of them. But this weekend I ran across an opinion piece by Nolan Finley in the Detroit News which may perhaps explain some of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: alpha91c, 12/15/2013 4:34:10 PM     (No. 9655149)

If you analyze the Robin Hood tales, not the movies, you will find that Robin Hood stole from the government of that time and gave to the poor. In 11th and 12th century England, the rich were the government officials, the ruling elite. Modern liberals misunderstand the real Robin Hood and have twisted his legend.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Intentional, 12/15/2013 5:02:10 PM     (No. 9655177)

#1 nails it! Robin Hood stole from a corrupt government and gave the money back to an overtaxed populace.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hazymac, 12/15/2013 5:49:42 PM     (No. 9655227)

What I´m worried about is how good are their archery skills? If said skills are anything like what we saw in Errol Flynn and (strikingly beautiful) Olivia de Havilland´s great 1938 movie, we might need special metal implants around our hearts. Those arrows all hit dead center. One arrow even split another!

BTW, Ms. de Havilland, teaching Sunday School in Paris, is still kicking around today at age 97. Bless her, not the president.

Another note: Ms. de Havilland´s sister and fellow Oscar® winner Joan Fontaine, one year younger at 96, is also still with us, proving the value of good genetic material.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mildred, 12/15/2013 6:02:29 PM     (No. 9655240)

Something is wrong. Let´s see. Okay I get it. That should be changed to Obama Is Robbing Hood. Fixed it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PIAPilot, 12/15/2013 7:08:16 PM     (No. 9655295)

Best option is to create a separate checking account that only has enough money in it for the expected premium. Don´t give the government access to your main account. Move money into the account as needed. I never give any creditor the ability to pull from my account. I don´t have an issue with electronically sending money, but they don´t get the ability to draft the account.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ray_Stoddard, 12/15/2013 7:29:58 PM     (No. 9655317)

Baldrick: They say he´s half way to becoming the next ´Robin Hood"

Blackadder: What do you mean ´halfway´?

Baldrick: Well, He robs from the rich, It´s just that he hasn´t gotten around to giving it to the poor.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 12/15/2013 8:58:15 PM     (No. 9655384)

Robin Hood did not “steal from the rich to give to the poor.” Robin Hood liberated the rightful property of the people that had been confiscated through the taxes of a greedy government. Obama is playing bad King John and Reid is the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The Robin Hood story has been co-opted by the socialists with their intentional recasting of the hero’s motivation. It’s a popular story because it speaks of liberty and the right to hold private property without fear of confiscation from “authorities”. I believe its time conservatives embrace the Robin Hood analogy with its true meaning and turn around the popular misunderstanding of its message. We need a conservative Hollywood filmmaker to give us a good old-fashioned swashbuckler that develops the authentic themes of liberty and freedom.

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