We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If it were only so simple as giving "free stuff" to the have nots to make life fair. What do you suppose 95% of the have nots will do with the first traunch of wealth distribution? I'm pretty sure it would involve drugs and alcohol. The funny thing about wealth is people who earn it usually understand it and how to use it. But those people who have money handed to them often destroy their lives with their sudden wealth. What we need is lower taxes so people can keep more of what they earn and for everyone, especially the poor, to live in reality and suffer the consequences of their actions.
There is a reason for the saying "Shirt Sleeves to Shirt Sleeves in Three Generations". While there are some families that pass wealth on for many generations, moderate levels can get dissipated relatively quickly, unless there is continued success and stewardship. Great wealth accumulation also allows great philanthropy. Taxation and distribution is a one time 'fix', that does not fix anything. Likely that wealth would re-accumulate in a certain percentage of the population within a generation, due to the profligate habits of many of the recipients. Grasshoppers and Ants. Aesop got it right 2,500 years ago.
There is a story that Lyndon Johnson, after the passage of all of the "Great Society" legislation, was on a 'bus tour' of a small town in the South, and seeing an elderly an obviously poor old gentleman sitting on his porch, asked him what he thought of all he had done for the poor people. The man replied, "Well that's all fine, but what I think you should do is take all of the money in the country and then divide it up equally among all the people." Johnson laughed and replied, "I'm afraid if we did that, it would not be a very long time before all of the poor people had lost all their money and all of the rich people would have gotten it back." The old man said, "Oh, no sir, I don't think you understand. I think we should do that every Friday afternoon at about 4 pm!"