I received this from the Coach. It is making the rounds.
My wife and I went out to a restaurant for supper and as we got out of the car and walked to the place we passed a homeless guy with a sign that read, “Vote Obama, I need the money.” We both chuckled.
Once in the restaurant our waiter, a nice enough college age dude, had on an “Obama 08” tie. Again, we both kind of laughed, as he, too, had given away his political preference. What a coincidence.
Now, our waiter did a heck of a job. I mean, he knew the menu, made great recommendations, brought our salads right out, got the order to perfection, checked in from time to time to replenish the bread and our drinks. Attentive but not intrusive. Engaging personality and great smile, worth every dime of his tip.
When he came back with the bill, I left the tip space blank, totalled it up and gave him a credit card. He left our table for the register, came back, and right before he gave it to me to sign, he looked down at it, looked at me, then looked back down at it, then back at me.
I smiled, complimented him on his service, nodded to his tie, shrugged, and explained to him that we were exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He looked puzzed, then stood there in disbelief while we told him that we were going to redistribute his tip to someone whom we deemed more in need–the homeless guy we saw outside on our way into the restaurant. Should have heard the snort and seen him angrily storm off. Whoa, what an attitude. Again, we chuckled.
We went outside, gave the homeless guy $10. We told him we had decided that he could use the money more than Eric and when he had a chance he ought to go inside, ask for Eric, and thank him. I thought the homeless guy was gonna wet himself, and for all I know, he may have.
At the end of our rather unscientific redistribution experiment, it was apparent the homeless guy was grateful for the money he had not earned and the waiter was pretty pissed that the money he had earned had been given away. He was actually pissed, even though the actual recipient, under the Obama rationale, deserved the money more.
Redistribution of wealth is easier to swallow in concept than in practical application.
Also, an interview with Barack Obama in which he wishes the Warren Court wasn’t so constrained by the Constitution. This is the man that RINOs want to be president, who they want to nominate three or four supreme court justices?
Remember, when you hear all this talk of Change, that the Redistributive is silent. Oh, and thank W. and your GOP reps in congress for handing him 350 Billion dollars to redistribute with this bailout package should he win. More reason to vote for McCain.