That all property is owned by the state is the belief of philosophies that adhere to the broad philosophy of collectivism. These sub philosophies would include communism, socialism, progressivism, and liberalism. These philosophies also believe that income of the individual really belongs to the state or the community, remember income is personal property, and so the state or community can dictate how much the state will allow the earner to keep.
Here is an example of that thinking that is prevalent not just in Wisconsin but throughout the United States. This thinking is also not unique to just the Democrat party, but is held by many in the Republican party and many of the secondary political parties.
A Wisconsin Democrat (Marxist/Progressive) is pushing back against restrictions on welfare recipients with a bill that would require the wealthy to submit to a drug test before claiming high-dollar tax deductions.
Several states, including Wisconsin, require drug tests for at least some recipients of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
And Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) also expanded such tests to some recipients of unemployment benefits and recently sued the federal government in an effort to drug test recipients of food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Those opposed to drug testing of this sort, described such laws as unfair persecution of the poor.
These same people have said they are, “sick and tired, and sick and tired of being sick and tired, of the criminalization of poverty.”
“We’re not going to get rid of the federal deficit by cutting poor people off SNAP," they said. "But if we are going to drug-test people to reduce the deficit, let’s start on the other end of the income spectrum.”
So, Rep. Gwen Moore introduced legislation in Wisconsin, the Top 1% Accountability Act, recently.
Under Moore’s bill, those filing more than $150,000 in itemized tax deductions would have to submit proof of a clean drug test within three months of the tax-filing date. Those who fail or refuse to do a test would not be eligible for itemized deductions and would have to use the standard deduction, which for most single people is $6,300.
These Marxist/Progressives, like Moore, are clearly stating that those who are receiving the distribution from the state are receiving based on need and therefore have no responsibility to prove they are drug free. The income of the high income earner is really the property of the state so the state can require they are drug free in order to keep that which they have earned, these same Marxist/Progressives are stating.
This is clearly Karl Marx stating, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”