My 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.