Reading the Republican comments about anything President Obama ever says or does, I somehow got the impression that Republicans hated the idea of "redistribution of wealth." Remember Joe the Plumber and the firestorm that ensued?
So I was a little surprised at all the "redistribution of wealth" proposed in Rick Snyder's budget for the state of Michigan being released Thursday (Feb. 17, 2011).
The way I read the Free Press article, there's about $1.7 billion in redistribution of wealth going on in that budget as taxes are raised on individuals and eliminated on all except publicly traded corporations.
Nearly $1 billion of that comes from taxing people who live on fixed incomes -- people living on pensions that they earned over a lifetime of work.
Somehow, I think Republicans will decide this kind of redistribution of wealth is just fine with them.