Redistribution of wealth benefits the poor. Oh?

What about the government?

“The more one considers the matter,
the clearer it becomes that redistribution
is in effect far less a redistribution of free income
from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined,
than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.” by: Bertrand de Jouvenel
(1903-1987)
Source: The Ethics of Redistribution [1952] (Indianapolis: Liberty Press, 1990), p. 72.

Yes. How many social-betterment plans do just this?