A little candor from Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT):
The health care bill is an income shift, it is a shift, a leveling to help lower income, middle income Americans. Too often, much of late, the last couple, three years, the mal-distribution of income in America is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind. Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.
This is what Barack Obama believes, this is what Nancy Pelosi believes, and this is what most Congressional Democrats believe. To them, income is not earned, it is unfairly distributed. To which the remedy is the mal-distribution of power into their hands.
H/T: Jim Hoft