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Is it right to steal from the rich to give to the poor?

  • Yes. It is right to steal from the rich to give to the poor.

    Rich people stay alive longer and get what they want. Poor people won`t live that long and get
    what they need if they can afford to buy it. Rich people waste their money on what they want.
    So it is good, good, good, good. And that is why it is good to steal from the rich and give to the poor.

  • Yes It is Right to Steal From the Rich to Give to the Poor

    The rich are in the position they are in because they have exploited other people. They did not get their money free and clear. Therefore I think stealing from the rich and giving to the people they used and abused to gain their wealth is a completely reasonable response. As long as no violence is involved, I don't see a problem with it.

  • Yes it is right to steal from the rich

    The rich have stolen their wealth from the poor. They have formed laws that allow them to legally steal from the poor because they own the laws. The poor cannot afford to make any laws and just want to have an equal opportunity to compete with the rich, so they have no choice then to steal. In our current system, everything is gear to benefit the rich and hardly anything to benefit the poor. The income inequality is huge and therefore stealing from the rich to give to the poor is only trying to level the plain field. The rich call it "stealing" but in reality its really call "surviving". The rich people say its unfair to steal because its not them in need but if the tables are turn they would do the same thing as the poor do "survive!"

  • Some people don't appreciate what they have

    When I refer to the 'rich', I'm referring to those who have so much wealth that they do not appreciate all the luxuries they have. A new iPhone on the market, they must have it, and so they discard the perfectly functional one they have. I'm talking about people who have so much wealth that its no big deal if they lose something. To someone out there, that phone can provide so much money, that they can provide a few meals for their family. In cases like these, I think its alright.

  • Greed consumes this world

    It's sad to think that one man holds all of the richness that could help one hundred others, who have almost nothing. That is called greed and selfishness. Everyone in this world deserves to be happy and some people focus too much on money, instead of other people. We are all humans and we should help each other, not take advantage of one another.

  • It has a greater net benefit.

    It is supported by the theory of Utilitarianism by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.
    In the theory of Utilitarianism, it states, “You’re allowed to do things that are generally considered bad if there is a greater net benefit.” Stealing is considered wrong, but there is a greater total benefit if you take from the rich and give to the poor. There are much more people that are poor than there are rich. The rich also have much more than the poor do. If you take some from the rich, then they will still be rich and not much would change from them, while the poor would only be gaining and would be in better condition. With this perspective of good condition, giving the poor money reduces them taking in drugs and alcohol and lowers the levels of poor people according to 19 studies by Evans and Popova.
    Also, the quality of life of the poor is much less below what humans should be facing.
    Many people are dying or suffering because of they don’t have money.
    Money is a vital part of life because this is what gets us the necessities in life. In fact, it is about 28.5 thousand dollars a year, just for an adult with no family to live in the US. This is a lot for the poor, and it is very hard for them to make this just on the street. In fact, around 21 thousand people die everyday because of hunger.
    Lots of people dying is not fair while other people have an abundance of things. This is where equity comes in. If you were to help the poor, or give them money, then it would be fair. They would have money and the rich would still have money. We should not just let them die, when we could help this situation be fair.

  • This is freaking socialism!

    Look, there is something in this world called Socialism (Yes, the Soviet Communist kind). There are socialist governments who take from the rich and distribute all wealth to everyone, INCLUDING the lazy slobs lol. This makes the rich poorer and the poor richer. I have nothing against people who were born to a poor family in the U.S. who never got an education here in the united capitalist states of America, but think about all these hardworking U.S. citizens and how they feel about this Communist view.

  • Possesion is theft so why not return the favour?

    If you claim most of the wealth for yourself, and protect and increase it by laws you buy, over the back of everybody else, youre stealing from the public. We are all born on this planet and should have equal rights to the land and resources. Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor is just justice by force

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  • Often people who have considerable wealth have worked damned hard for it

    Many successful people have worked 16-18 hour days to get to where they are. Why should they be penalized with 50% tax, mansion taxes, and a whole load of other taxes which do not apply to many others? Tax should be fair! Everyone should pay the same percentage, irrespective of how much they earn.

  • The Rich earned what they deserved. The poor have to realize that!

    Life is like a long game consisting of a lot of educational values. The people that work hard within it get rewards in return. People such as the poor are the ones that don't want to take enough effort into working or getting an education. Poor people want to play easy, while the rich love a hard game. Easy = Low Pay, Hard = Higher Pay. There are many people who are poor and are possibly not living a modern lifestyle, but they have to think about how much was caused in the past from their elders. If you don't hard, you won't get rich no matter what you do. Stealing is wrong and it's unfair to the rich, but the only thing I could say to the rich would be to donate portions of money and help poor people such as good friends or family, but they must work hard for it. If I had an estate home worth about $900,000 and I wanted maybe a friend or two to live with me, I would do it for a reason. The idea is that the poor need to work hard, try to be as good of a friend or friends as possible to the rich in a long amount of years. (It's likely that they can help you out even!) (5-10 at the latest). And maybe they'll get the point as to what it really takes to be rich and earn benefits. You never know if you be friends with a rich person and all of a sudden have a place to live with them (If you have a very good friendship with them) so you can have a better lifestyle which I would find much better than stealing, but sadly, most poor people just don't get it because they don't want to apply any work to themselves in order to become rich! If they just apply work within themselves (Ex: Good Friendships, Hard workers to satisfy employers on low to moderate paying jobs they can become rich guaranteed!) Just follow all the rules and work work work and don't stop working! They themselves can become rich in the future which is what everyone should be like.

  • Stereotypes made by the jealous

    I am so angry people think that someone being rich makes them mean, what if this person won the lottery, what about singers, actors, or comedians. If the rich can exploit other people to get rich then why can't the poor do the same, oh wait apparently they can because you people think its fair to exploit a rich person for money, the same thing that you accuse the rich of doing. Rich people can be good and some can be bad, poor people can be good and some can be bad. So why do the rich have to endure stereotypes just because you all are bitterly jealous, but if the poor are stereotyped its wrong. Rich people are people too, and no amount of money in the world is going to ease the blow of tons of people calling you a selfish theif

  • Thou shall NOT steal!

    Hello! If God says you should not steal, that should be enough reason. God made us to work and said work is good for us. So if we do not work but wait on someone else to provide for us this is not a good thing! The founders said we have the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - that does not guarantee that our life will be easy, just gives us the recipe for a successful life -if you mix together the recipe of hard work, creative thinking, some education, and remove the bad taste of government control you will produce a chance at a successful life!

  • Nobody can force them to do!!

    Rich people got their money from their hard work. If they had to give it, nobody would work hard to make money. Also money is valuable to everyone regardless of the amount of money they have. Can you donate 100 dollars without hesitance?? That money is nothing for your survival, but it's hard to just give to the poor.

  • Cannot be justified

    While the rich may make us roll our eyes with the decisions they make with their money, or the "problems" they complain about, that doesn't mean it's okay to simply take what is theirs. If they earned the money they don't deserve to lose it on the basis of other people wanting it.

  • Stealing Is Never Right

    No, it is not right to steal from the rich to give to the poor. Regardless of the reasons for it, stealing is not right – morally or legally. However, the rich, who have more than they need, should feel a responsibility to help those in need. That is the real crime – when those who have so much, do not take it upon themselves to help someone who is needy and struggling day to day.

  • You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

    2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

    3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

    4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the End of any nation

  • Don't "steal." Disincentivize bad behavior.

    Outright stealing from the rich only encourages a mentality of "class warfare." It's better to encourage a system where everyone works hard for their prosperity, and can become rich through hard work, while at the same discouraging the practice of getting a lot of money by exploiting people. If someone got rich by exploiting people, then taking that money away is not stealing; it's justice.

  • The rich don't steal from the poor, poor people steal from each other and from themselves

    Rich people don't steal from poor people, and it's not right to steal money from the rich to give to the poor. Most poor people have no knowledge about money, that's why they're poor in the first place, and even if you give money to poor people they will spend money on things like houses, fancy cars, clothes or do dumb things like party everyday, spend money aimlessly and some may even commit suicide.

    So, don't steal from anyone. Rich people are rich because of themselves and poor people are poor because of themselves, so if you want to steal from the rich that's bad idea. Poor people won't use the money to do great things or improve their money, they'll just spend without thinking, it's like giving a monkey a gun.


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Anonymous says2013-05-22T16:08:52.427
Yes its good to steal from rich people because most of the times they waste their money on stuff they dont need while alot of poor people have nothing to eat they havent good the basics of life then its good to steal from the rich and give the poor
Wolf_123 says2015-05-11T11:05:42.117
Anonymous you are wrong it not the right to steal but i am agreeing with u only about the eating thing but u could get in jail that more worse than starving anyways u dont have a choice u could just die in jail so i better say no but those dam rich guys are just like bulies so they are so dumb these days