Inequality of income and assets; true justice?
Posted on Friday, March 16th 2012 at 09:45 am
I have had several friends that have been victims of thievery lately. Most of it was copper theft, but a friend who is in heavy construction had something very unusual happen. They arrived at the job site this week to find that thieves had picked specific parts off of their heavy equipment. Things like gears, and light kits for bull dozers, not your ordinary thievery. Perhaps it was a competitor that needed parts for repairs and thought that since my friend had them he could take them? There has been so much talk about "income inequality" and the need to "redistribute wealth" perhaps this will be the new trend. Your neighbor has something you "need" so you just take it to even things out. Need a part for your car, just take it from someone else's car, after all why should they have it when yours is missing? I can see this used as a defense in the not too distant future:
Prosecutor: "Why did your client take his neighbor's lawn mower?"
Defendant's Attorney:" My client is the real victim here. His so called neighbor makes more money than he does and has more assets."
Prosecutor: "Actually your honor this is not true. We have the defendant's tax returns right here and he makes more than the victim the only reason he has more "stuff" is that he inherited the assets from his grandfather."
Defendants Attorney: "Just what I thought your honor generational transfer of wealth. This is another brick in the wall of income inequality in America".
Coming soon to your area equality of income and assets; true justice?