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Robin Hood Activists Look to Make Fairy Tale a Reality
ABCNews ^ | June 19, 2012 | AMY BINGHAM

Posted on 06/22/2012 12:47:33 AM PDT by Daffynition

When it comes to tax reform heroes, Warren Buffett, that self-made billionaire who pushes for higher taxes on millionaires, is so yesterday. The new champion of the progressive tax movement is a bit more mythical, a touch less law-abiding and frightfully more fashionable.

Robin Hood, the fictional outlaw famous for stealing from the rich to give to the poor, has emerged as the face of a new tax movement, one that calls for a 50 cent sales tax on every $100 traded on Wall Street.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johngalt; robinhood


1 posted on 06/22/2012 12:47:41 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Robin Hood was against taxes. That’s why he went to live in Sherwood forest.

Also he wore lincoln green. How apt that these modern day ‘hoods’ are wearing red.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 12:57:17 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Daffynition
[. . .Warren Buffett, that self-made billionaire who pushes for higher taxes on millionaires, is so yesterday.]

What is even more “yesterday” is a mob of resurrected Occupiers who nobody would notice if ABC News employed newsmen instead of wannabe social engineers.

3 posted on 06/22/2012 12:58:03 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Daffynition
Robin Hood fought against high taxes.
4 posted on 06/22/2012 12:58:25 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce
Shhh. The truth scares the Liberal ones.
5 posted on 06/22/2012 12:59:46 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Daffynition

“I’m after a man whom I want to destroy. He died many centuries ago, but until the last trace of him is wiped out of men’s minds, we will not have a decent world to live in.”

“What man?”

“Robin Hood.”

“He was the man who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Well, I’m the man who robs from the poor and gives to the rich – or, to be exact, the man who robs the thieving poor and gives back to the productive rich.”

“This is the horror which Robin Hood immortalized as an ideal of righteousness. It is said that he fought against the looting rulers and returned the loot to those who had been robbed, but that is not the meaning of the legend which has survived. He is remembered, not as a champion of property, but as a champion of need, not as a defender of the robbed, but as a provider of the poor. He is held to be the first man who assumed a halo of virtue by practicing charity with wealth which he did not own, by giving away goods which he had not produced, by making others pay for the luxury of his pity. He is the man who became the symbol of the idea that need, not achievement, is the source of rights, that we don’t have to produce, only to want, that the earned does not belong to us, but the unearned does….Until men learn that of all human symbols, Robin Hood is the most immoral and the most contemptible, there will be no justice on earth and no way for mankind to survive.” – Ragnar Danneskjold


6 posted on 06/22/2012 1:08:21 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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But Robin Hood revolted against government. The Government which confiscated his property. The Sheriff of Nottingham was an agent of the government. The tax raisers need a new icon.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 1:22:23 AM PDT by RginTN
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But Robin Hood revolted against government. The Government which confiscated his property. The Sheriff of Nottingham was an agent of the government. The tax raisers need a new icon.


8 posted on 06/22/2012 1:22:23 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Daffynition

“Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore...”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLkhx0eqK5w


9 posted on 06/22/2012 1:32:57 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Daffynition

But the rich that Robin Hood robbed were those government bureaucrats and politicians who became rich by confiscating through taxation everything the peasants produced.

Liberals who believe that the rich only become rich because they steal everything from the poor *do* remember the Robin Hood legend—they don’t understand it.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 2:39:52 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Redcloak

Thanks for posting that. I was going to go find that passage to post as soon as I began reading this thread.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 3:29:16 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Redcloak

Thanks very much. I had forgotten Ragnar as a member of the foursome.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 4:06:26 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Tzimisce

In keeping with his class warfare theme...encouraging a *rich/poor nation* narrative, Pres. Hussein Kardashian is casting himself as anti-Robin Hood. Fits.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 4:28:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
Robin Hood, the fictional outlaw famous for stealing from the rich to give to the poor,

I'll bet Zer0 will find Robin is an ancestor on his mother's side and will incorporate him in Zer0's next autobiography.

'Luckily my mother's family had preserved many of Granpa Robin's, that's what we called him, writings and she would read them to me at night instead of nursery tales.'
'The papers were old delicate papyrus and she was very careful not to handle them without gloves'

'I made up my mind at a young age to follow in his footsteps.'

'This was a decision I wrestled with for many formative years as my father's side were direct descendants of the Egyptian Pharaohs'.

'I often wondered what Uncle Tut would think of my decision'.

14 posted on 06/22/2012 4:32:21 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: RginTN
So what are we going to do, when you get one of these defaced bills as change? I plan to make a scene.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 4:32:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Redcloak
Loot? Who's got loot? *I WANT MINE!*


16 posted on 06/22/2012 4:34:49 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

I see they are wearing communist red, BTW, Mr Hood stole from the TAX COLLECTOR not the rich.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 5:24:53 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Daffynition
Robin Hood Errol Flynn Pictures, Images and Photos
18 posted on 06/22/2012 5:25:23 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: stockpirate

I will Tebow.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 5:26:12 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: stockpirate

Now did that happen? Lol Last commemt posted on wrong thread.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: stockpirate

Now did that happen? Lol Last comment posted on wrong thread.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Daffynition

Bump


22 posted on 06/22/2012 5:53:17 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Vinnie
I'll bet Zer0 will find Robin is an ancestor on his mother's side and will incorporate him in Zer0's next autobiography.

Yep. "Dreams from the Ganja"

23 posted on 06/22/2012 6:01:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Redcloak

That is the one section of the book I still have a hard time with.

You see, I do not view Robin Hood as he describes him. I see him as the one taking back that which was looted from the needy to begin with.

Robin Hood is the original John Galt.

Now I do agree that the ideal of Robin Hood has been stripped and morphed to fit the progressive agenda...of that I do agree as witnessed in today’s thread. And it is with grand amusement one watches a liberal/progressive bristle at the very idea that Sherwood Wood Forest was the first Galt’s Gulch.

So is it possible for us to take back that icon and set right the thinking?


24 posted on 06/22/2012 6:51:33 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
"Dennis Moore"

I find it thoroughly ironic and amusing that a great comedian and total leftie, John Cleese, would utter the lines "redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought."

25 posted on 06/22/2012 6:52:37 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: EBH

“Ragnar’s” (i.e. Ayn Rand’s) view was that the Robin Hood legend had been hopelessly corrupted into what these chanting weinies see: The guy who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. They don’t see the man who took back was was confiscated and then returned that wealth to those who earned it. And they certainly don’t see how those on Wall Street risk their own money creating wealth that others share in.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 7:01:31 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: EBH
That is the one section of the book I still have a hard time with.

You see, I do not view Robin Hood as he describes him. I see him as the one taking back that which was looted from the needy to begin with.

Robin Hood is the original John Galt.

Exactly. Robin Hood stole from the government and returned the monies to their rightful owners.

27 posted on 06/22/2012 7:27:15 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Redcloak

Oh, I didn’t say I disagreed with that. In fact, I stated I did agree that the icon had been corrupted.

What I find amusing is if one asked them “Who is John Galt,” they would never associate him with being Robin Hood. Or that the band of merry men were the productive elements of their society depending on which legend you read. Most all the core members were parts of the rich society banished or spurned by the elite.

This is where I wonder, if there is some way to get some of the modern day “progressives,” to realize that what they are seeking is not socialism, but capitalism?


28 posted on 06/22/2012 7:36:01 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Daffynition

Contact the Secret Service and report the counterfeiters:))


29 posted on 06/22/2012 7:36:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Daffynition

Contact the Secret Service and report the counterfeiters:))


30 posted on 06/22/2012 7:37:06 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Daffynition

Contact the Secret Service and report the counterfeiters:))


31 posted on 06/22/2012 7:37:06 PM PDT by RginTN
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