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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Even conservative public officials promote redistribution of wealth
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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On several occasions in recent  years, I have challenged  right-wing readers to give me even one example of government spending that doesn’t amount to redistribution of wealth.

The response has been deafening silence.

OK! I’ll admit it. The challenge was a trick. There are no such examples to be found.

In truth,  every government expenditure at every level — federal, state or local —  is a case of spreading the wealth. The government takes money from some people by way of taxes and spends it — presumably or ostensibly, depending upon your point of view — for the common good. The ...

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