Tuesday, October 28, 2008
As the US election comes down to the wire, I thought I'd put my two cents into the mix. I have a very good friend in the US who is a McCain supporter, so she sends me most of what I use on this blog that relates to the election. Thanks Irene!! A real live American Republican prospective, not what we see from the MSM.
I bet you didn't think of it this way----
Redistribution of Wealth
Here is a creative approach to redistribution of wealth as offered in a
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read
"Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.
Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I
laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine the
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've 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.
(and you thought YOU would get more money?!*)
Listen to this for the music alone:
I can't vote, but my American friend can, and I suspect she's going to vote McCain.