Based on my limited understanding of US taxation, isn’t the vast majority of “wealth transfer”, that is, Social Security and Medicaid, already funded by a flat (or in social security’s case regressive) tax?
Those 2 are 42% of the federal budget. Of the remainder, another 20% goes to defense, which isn’t really a wealth redistribution scheme, and neither is interest, which is another 9%. So basically, the stuff at the tail end of the 29% left over, excluding your national parks and EPA and interstate and NASA and all that, which can be construed as “wealth redistribution”, is what’s forcing jimpatro into exile? What percentage of the budget do these make up?