The Robin Hood analogy of “taking from the rich and giving to the poor,” is completely the opposite for those who are struggling to get by on what they make.
The minimum wage earner flipping burgers has money taken from his meager paycheck to pay for Medicare. Those who are on Medicare have assets (own their own home, savings, pensions etc.), and are relatively “rich” compared to the minimum wage worker.
Thus, in many instances, the government takes from the poor and gives it to the rich. Continue reading