But alway went good Robyn
By halke and eke by hyll,
And alway slewe the kyngës dere,
And welt them at his wyll.
In Robin Hood's time, the King of England distributed and re-distributed wealth willy-nilly. If he had might, what he did was right. Only others who had accumulated resources could challenge his might, leading to Magna Carta, the first recognition of limitations to King's power by the people ruled by him.
In the Robin Hood story, the Sheriff of Nottingham represents the King. He collects taxes, and dispenses "justice". Robin Hood steals from him and his pals what they took by government force from actual producers.
Apparently, some people think Mr. President was being smart when he proclaimed: "It's Romney Hood!"
I think Romney should wear this as a badge of honor, for many reasons:
First, they called him a gay-bashing bully for a prank he may or may not have carried in high school or kindergarten.
Then came the Wimpy Romney Newsweek cover.
Now, he's a hoodlum.
Way to build Romney's street cred. He is going to cut off the flow of funding to Obama's chosen circle of friends at GM, environmental front firms, and a bunch of other parasites that feed off our hard earned tax dollars, and give it back to the people.
And, in this scenario, in one corner is Romney Hood, and in the opposite corner is King Obama:
John created a new tax on income and movable goods in 1207 – effectively a version of a modern income tax – that produced £60,000; he created a new set of import and export duties payable directly to the crown. John found that these measures enabled to him to raise further resources through the confiscation of the lands of barons who could not pay or refused to pay.