Originally Posted by banyon
The government is accumulating the wealth? What agency? Where is it?
The IRS collects it (and the Treasury Department borrows an additional amount). The vast bureaucracy skims off a huge chunk of it. A large amount is given to a class of politically favored individuals and businesses (often campaign contributors). What's left trickles down to those in need.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will