If I had modpoints I'd definitely mark this and the parent what they are - flamebait.
Let's face it, whether it is via donations or via taxed handouts, both systems will create the same type of dependence and when the money dries up they will create the same resentment.
With respect to the parent post - While I don't think complete redistribution of wealth is a wise idea, it's apparent that the parent post ignores the fact that the vast majority of tax money is not given directly back to poor people. Sure, there are programs that do that, but most government programs create large infrastructure projects. Roads, regulatory agencies and military posts are examples. Guess what, construction and maintenance of all of the above create quite a few jobs also.
I'd also like to state the current tax bracketing system is set up based roughly on disposable income, so yes, the wealthy do give up more because they can do so much more comfortably without vastly affecting their quality of life.
With respect to the grandparent - why even bother inciting the argument in the first place? Why not just be happy that a whole lot of money is going to head to people that need it?
So basically agree that "redistribution of wealth" is not the appropriate thing to do, but because your post is rank with conservative propaganda I don't see how it's anything but flaimbait.