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Redistribution of wealth

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

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.

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Great experiment! We are not allowed to were really anything based on the election in school but outside we can. The funny thing is that the school is giving election stickers, and buttoms. I got 2 from this school.

I totally agree with Obama about giving money to someone that needs it. The only thing is who needs money. Someone is going to be richer then another person. I maybe poor to some of my college friends but I am richer then some others. Who of my college friends need more money?

Like the server. He thought he need the money more then the homless guy. The homeless guy probably did not even have a job. With factories closing more people are going to need money.

We all want more money. We all say we need more money. That is were greed comes into play too. I think I am pretty rich. After all, in some countries I would not be able to go to school. In some countries money is tight. Some countries people only have one meal a day. Many children work to help surport their families.
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