The first part of the title is Karl Marx's famous quote. It encompasses an economic principle that has crept into our own system ever so stealthily from the progressive income tax to Obamacare. Yes, Obamacare. See HHS: Bailing out Obamacare insurers an 'obligation' of the federal government and consider this [bold added]:
At issue is a provision within the law known as the risk corridors program. Under the program, which runs from 2014 through 2016, the federal government is to collect money from health insurers doing better than expected and use those funds to provide a federal backstop to other insurers who incur larger than expected losses from rising medical claims. The idea was to provide training wheels to insurers in the first years of Obamacare's implementation, and to take away any incentive for insurers to cherry pick only the healthiest customers.
Isn't that communism? Boy. President Obama really meant it when he said he was going to fundamentally transform the United States. Whether the people have the wherewithal to counter this remains to be seen.