This was posted on Active Rain by Gerri Weits.

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–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.

The redistribution of wealth (SOCIALISM) is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

Great post Greg, I love it!!! Funny that the waiter was ticked off, since he wants a Prez who will do exactly as the poster did. If the situation arises, I’ll try the same thing and let you know the results. :cool:

Hold on…Joe B. is next with his comment.

Greg you miserable ingrate.
All that money you have and you wish to hide it from the Messiah.

We all just figured you are rich for the first time and must be if the $10 represented 15% of your check.

I do give you credit for knowing that the waiter had the good life, what with those kind of tips, he is for certain working a high class restaurant and has no need of the college education he was saving for.

I had a slow week and need someone to share, or I will take it.

H*ey… anybody hear about those average $139,000 bonus checks all the Mortgage holder company employees are getting.

Seems too convenient of a scenario. Although amusing.

I’ve already got a contingency plan if Obama wins. I’ll raise my prices
25 bucks so the redistribution doesn’t come out of MY pocket.

I just hope he does not raise taxes on my business Income thats over $200,000 rather than the $250,000.

I barely plan on going over $225,000 this year and paying more in taxes would ruin me.

I might have to sell one of my boats to cover the extra. (damn).

All so he can take our money and treat the ill ,that jerk.

It all goes against my moral principles,I tell ya.

And your point is??? Do you honestly think greed will stop if Obama is elected? He will just snap his fingers and the greedy bloodsuckers will magically disappear. Yeah, right.

I just want their names and addresses.

Why would it be too convenient? I see people begging outside restaurants all the time.
If I see anyone in a position to receive a tip from me, and they have an Obama shirt or button, darn tootin’ I’d do the same thing, and yes it would be amusing.

Why wait for the tax bill, why not just donate, say, an extra 1 or 2 thousand a year to the government to take care of those ill people?

Actually I just chipped my tooth last night but no longer have union health insurance.

Oppps guess I got trickled on. :slight_smile:

Maybe so, but if Obama is elected YOU’LL be the one doing the trickling. Can you afford it?


The Outstanding Public Debt as of 28 Oct 2008 at 06:40:11 AM GMT is:

The estimated population of the United States is 304,988,697
so each citizen’s share of this debt is $34,548.68.

Eventually after years and years of Republican economic BULL**** we have to pay our tab. No free lunch.

The problem is that most don’t pay. Most just take. Hence the debt. The vast majority of the residents (I need not say citizen or legal resident because 10 to 20 million are not) do in fact get a free lunch.

It will get worse, obama wants to give all of the illegal aliens benefits too.

We have had a progressive tax systme for a long time and Obama wants to make it even more so.

The bottom 50% of earners pay only 3% of all the income taxes the IRS collects.

The top 50% of earners pay 97% of the collected taxes.

We are now in the position the the top half pays for the bottom half. Good luck with ever turning around this massively progressive tax system.

On top of this Obama wants to increase capital gains taxes to very high rates.

This is the recipe for disaster. good luck to us all.

Source: The Tax Foundation

So you are very wealthy to the point that this causes you to be deeply bothered.?

No but I am deeply principled and believe that an individual has the right to keep what he has earned.

Apparently others don’t.:frowning:

Creeping (and now perhaps leaping) liberal/socialist policy is never satiated.

They tend to want it all. They have a long track record of just that.:shock::(:frowning:

As do the Republican Overlords.

They have a record of cr-ping on workers when left unchecked , to go along with greed and the Republicans claim all things will balance by nature, just like in the dark ages.