Sunday, October 26, 2008

Common Man Loses Tip To Bum

A Christian friend of mine received this in his e-mail box, and I asked him if I could post this. It is a very common way to look at the difference in 'redistribution of wealth' and trusting the American people to make their own decisions about THEIR earned money, and I really like it. I think you will like it, too. Here goes:
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Yesterday on my way to lunch at Doe's, I passed one of the homeless guys in that area, with a sign that read "*Vote *Obama*, I need the money." *Once inside Doe's my waiter had on a "Obama 08" tee shirt.

When the bill came, I decided not to tip the waiter and explained to him while he had given me exceptional service, that his tee shirt made me feel he obviously believes in Senator Obama's plan to redistribute the wealth.

I told him I was going to redistribute his tip to someone that I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside.

He stood there in disbelief and angrily stormed away.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $3 and told him to thank the waiter inside, as I had decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy looked at me in disbelief but seemed grateful.

As I got in my truck, I realized this rather unscientific redistribution experiment had left the homeless guy quite happy for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn.

Well, I guess this redistribution of wealth1 is going to take a while to catch on with those doing the work...
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This is exactly what I have been saying, but this is a much better description! Thanks GM. ;)

Hat tip: GM Roper @ GM's Corner.

1. Link to Wikipedia definition of 'redistribution of wealth'.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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3. Conservative Cat - An Important Warning That is Not Ripped From Today's Headlines.
4. Take Our Country Back - If Biden Can Flourish, So Can I.
5. Right Voices - Scroll For Updates: Video: In Obama's America, we'll finally be able to break free of the "constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.
6. Blog @ MoreWhat.com - Media Bias on Media Bias.
7. The World According To Carl - "Making It Work" & "Too Bad" by Doug & The Slugs.
8. Mark My Words - Obama and Ayers guilt by association only?

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