Obama’s Wealth Redistribution Plan: An Unscientific Experiment

November 10, 2008 · 0 comments

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Barack Obama talks about Wealth Redistribution PlanMy wife sent to me an email regarding Obama’s Wealth Redistribution Plan. It’s not some long drawn out theoretical analysis chock full of political mumbo jumbo; rather it describes how a fellow American used a very simple unscientific experiment to test Barack Obama’s Wealth Redistribution Plan while on a lunch break.

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.

For those of you that voted for Obama and earn a good income, please remember the contents of this person’s email the next time you find a little less coin in your pocket.

*Image courtesy of CNBC.

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