Which is why successful people should be a lot more humble and willing to redistribute income to those who have not achieved the same in our meritocracy. It’s totally not fair that I’ve succeeded, in very large part, due to having two great upper-middle class parents, who raised in me in a great community with great schools, and provided the DNA for high cognitive skills and impulse control. I didn’t deserve that any more than somebody deserves to have been born to a 15-year old crack addict. That’s why I’m liberal.
To which I added in the comments:
However, you aren’t interested in the “willingly” part of it – you want to mandate it by government fiat and force me to distribute my income. And not even in ways I see fit, but in ways YOU see fit.
You want me to spend my money on your programs while you keep your money to spend on your choices.