Friday, October 24, 2008

Income Redistribution Explained

For anyone who doesn't already know what socialism means, this email -- which has been making the rounds for at least a few days -- breaks it all down into very simple terms. I first heard about it while listening to the Schnitt show on the radio the other day. I have no idea who the original author is, but he or she ought to be commended:

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign the read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.'

Once in the restaurant I noticed my server had on a 'Obama 08' pin on her shirt.When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to her that I was putting into practice the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. She stood there in disbelief while I told her that I was going to redistribute her 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 server was pretty angry that I gave away the money she had worked to earn even though the actual recipient needed the money more. I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

There is still time to get the point across to those you come in contact with, otherwise we will all have to live the way the server does!

Ladies and gentlemen, let us all work as hard as we possibly can to ensure that this horrible fate does not befall America! As one of my commenters so eloquently put it recently:

Obama + Democrat controlled Congress = RIP USA

And they are coming after our 401(k)s next!

To quote my brother Mark, quoting Chevy Chase (whom my brother rightly suggests should simply take over the persona of Ty Webb and discard his own far-left one) "This isn't Russia, is this Russia, Danny?"

There's still time to avert this impending disaster -- please, volunteer, donate, talk to people, write a blog, stuff envelopes -- whatever you can do to get McCain-Palin elected and keep our country safe and free. And then maybe finally we can eject the hippies out of politics and policy once and for all!


Spencer said...

Yeah your point makes sense if the government was going to take all my money I made and give it to people who aren't working....but sense they only take a portion of it to use to help better our country....I think I can deal with it. Also, how did you get to that restaurant? Gov't roads? were you safe? Police force... Think about the things that the government provides. But thats ok....use an extreme example to prove your point.

Spencer said...

"but since"....sorry for the misspelling