Some would frame that as robbing the rich to feed the poor, but really, part of the reason the rich are rich is that the corruption and unfettered capitalism with a lack of feedback and safe guard mechanism has bled the poor to create a handful of ultra rich people. I'd be more than happy to see them start to pay something back.
People are not usually rich because someone else is poor. That's not how capitalism works. In fact, a free market does not work unless everyone gets wealthier. That's why Henry Ford went against all his friends and doubled the wages of his employees in one move. He realized it didn't work to try to build a mass-market item his own employees couldn't afford. I wonder how the world would have been different if the builders of Rolls Royce had made that decision, early in their career?
Wealth is not a zero-sum game.
Now, there ARE some people who I think are immensely overpaid. I try not to buy stock in those companies.
But you should understand that since the start of the "Great Society" welfare programs under Johnson in the 1960's, the U.S. has spent enough on such programs to buy all the assets of all the Fortune 500 companies, and 1/2 of all the farmland in the country. And the "poverty rate" has stayed very steady over that time, never changing more than a percentage point or two either way.
In addition, the average person "living in poverty" in the U.S. has a large house than the average person in many of the developed countries of the world. They also have an average of two color TV's, and a car.
A few years ago, ABC News wanted to do a special on "Hunger in America." After several months of trying to get an angle, they gave up and acknowledged that for all practical purposes, there is no hunger in the U.S. without the willing neglect of the hungry or their parents.
I will agree that we really need some sort of health insurance reform in the U.S. I don't know what it would be, although I could make some suggestions, if any politicians cared.