Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sharing The Wealth....

A hilarious way of practicing Obamanomics and `spreading the wealth around.....':

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign the read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed--just imagine the coincidence.

When 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. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

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 though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

May have to try this next time I'm out on the town. And be packing I might add.

Cheerfully swiped from Doug Ross


Gail said...

LOL...I would like to distinguish between the words "deserve" and "need". The waiter deserved the money more, the homeless man needed it more. The reason the homeless man neededit was because he was contributing nothing to the society to exchange for wealth. The waiter was making a valuable contribution to exchange for wealth.

It takes a lot of mangling language to make socialism sound right. It's an easy trap to fall into.

Best regards,
Gail S

knowitall said...

If only this were the two guys instead of my wallent and your wallet. How can the socialist illuminati even think about spreading the wealth?