From each according to his ability. To each according to his needs. Something like that. Good old Karl Marx. A lazy sack of $%^ that did not like to work. Of course he came up with those words. He could not succeed at anything and was trying to convince anyone who had succeeded that they needed to give their earnings to people like him.
I have always wonderd, who gets to decide what our abilites are? Likewise, who decides what our needs are? I am good at swinging a hammer. So if I swing my hammer, I produce something. When I produce something, I get paid. When I get paid, I buy things. Is there a point when I have too much ability? If I, due to my too much ability, am able to produce more than I need (according to someone else), what happens to it? Should I hide my ability to produce too much? Would I not be better off if I just produced what I need, instead of working harder in order to produce for someone else?
If I need a Porsche and a 40' sport cruiser, are those valid needs? What if my house is only 6000 sq. ft.? I need more. I only have one masters degree. These are all needs as far as I am concerned. Do I get to voice my opinion with the "needs" committee or do they just tell me to take a number?
What about food? Can I grow my own? Is there a limit on how much I get to keep? Who do I give it to, or does the government just come and take it from me?
As you can see, I am a bit confused with how this is going to work. Maybe some of the Obama supporters out there could give me some inside information. How about it you Obama folks? I am sure you have thought this one through? Cut me some inside knowledge?