Redistribution of wealth
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign the
Obama, I need the money.” I laughed.
Once in the restaurant my server had on a “Obama 08" tie,
laughed–just imagine the coincidence.
Suddenly, it hit me. An experiment is in order.
I asked the server, did he really believe that Obama's platform
was a good one? Yes, he did.
the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to
him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept.
He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going
to redistribute his
tip to someone who I deemed more in need – the homeless guy outside.
server angrily stormed from my sight.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10, and told him to thank
inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment
I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did
not earn, but the waiter
was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn, even
actual recipient needed the money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow
Note: If you really believe higher taxes to pay for Obama's plans are only for the $200k bunch I have a bridge for sale you might be interested in buying.
than in practical application - at least if it is your wealth
that is being redistributed.