Winston Churchill: Poor vs. Rich

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Winston Churchill Money Quote saying causing the wealthy to suddenly become slightly less comfortable by taxing them will not solve the problem of poverty. He said:
You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer Quote

“You don’t make the poor richer by making the rich poorer” — Winston Churchill


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Winston Churchill seems to be arguing against the idea that wealth can be redistributed by excessively taxing the rich in order to help the poor.

His view appears to be that confiscating money from wealthy individuals and businesses through very high taxes does not actually improve conditions for those in poverty. Rather than increasing overall prosperity, such policies may end up reducing incentives for business growth and economic risk-taking that spurs innovation and job creation.

Churchill’s quote suggests the best approach is not to make the rich poorer via redistribution, but instead to cultivate broader societal and economic conditions that help lift the standards of living for the poor through more equitable participation in a thriving market system.

#NationalWinstonChurchillDay April 9 in 1963, Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II, become an Honorary Citizen of the United States.


Birthday: November 30, 1874 – Death: January 24, 1965

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    December 19th, 2010 12:15 pm

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