Let me be the first to openly say this to the Left, because I simply cannot contain myself anymore. I'm even going to put it in large bold letters, just so it's very, very clear.
I QUESTION YOUR PATRIOTISM.
YES, I DO.
When you take money from the rich and give it to the poor, you only encourage people to be poor. Then the poor keep voting to give the government more and more power, willingly giving up their rights, because they rely on the government to care for them. Government loves this because all it really wants to do is control the people. This is also commonly referred to as wealth redistribution. You know who is really, really good at forced wealth redistribution? SOCIALISTS and COMMUNISTS. And despite lots of good intentions and far too many attempts, history tells us that it never ends well.