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Letter: Redistribution of wealth has never worked

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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:00 am

I hope John Lucas read the Chicago Tribune editorial that appeared on the same page as his letter to the Editor, “Economy would improve if the rich would pay their share,” Dec. 18, 2013.

Communism and socialism are too easy to sell to a gullible public like Mr. Lucas. It has great emotional appeal to those who feign compassion and fail to understand economics. Socialism and the redistribution of wealth has never succeeded in the history of mankind. The Castros in Cuba love it because it keeps them in power. Most Democrats enjoy the power it gives them to tell the rest of us rubes how to live our lives. More power for them means less freedom for the rest of us.

Maybe Mr. Lucas does not value freedom. I do — President Obama does not!

Jerry Osgood


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