On a lighter political note...Obamanomics

Here is a creative approach to redistribution of wealth as offered in a local newspaper…

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 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’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.

MAINEMAN
First of all I get your point. Second of all let me
say I do not in anyway believe that SEN.OBAMA
is MR. EVIL or something like that. You have to
understand that most of his teachers AYERS,FATHER FLAGER,
REV.WRIGHT etc… Have convinced him that people who
have become wealthy in a capitalist system are evil if
they don’t share with those that don’t have. So is he
wrong for wanting to spread the wealth from people who
worked for it?,of course he is. KARL MARX wanted to make
everyone equal by having the government control everything.
So even though I think your right . Their are many people
who are like sheep and don’t understand what capatlism is.
ZAP.:bigsmile::doh:



I think the reason that many elite liberals want to push us into socialism/Marxism is to gain control over people. It isn’t for some high minded purpose. As an example you can look at Al Gore. He is a liberal’s liberal. Now look at how aggressively he accumulates wealth. Then look at how his lifestyle is 180 degrees out of sync with how he says the rest of us should be living. Obama is also aggressively acquiring wealth and possessions while at the same time saying we should all be living more frugally in the type of vehicles we drive, homes we own etc. In the case in Cuba, Korea, Venezuela and especially in the now defunct Soviet Union those governments are (were) all about controlling the masses. They care(d) little about the quality of life for their people. Sure socialism MIGHT work if we all had equal authority and physical possessions but that is never the case so the model eventually breaks down from its own corruption. At least with capitalism we are all playing on a more even field and your hard work means something in the end. You also have much more freedom and control over your own destiny.