Income Redistribution – Southern Fried Wisdom

by LukeAmerica2020
While most conservatives are aghast at the mere notion of Obama’s plan for “economic justice” by redistributing wealth to those who have not earned it, a surprising number of liberals are far less concerned. But when the logic of reason fails to be sufficiently cogent, a meaningful real-world analogy can explain the consequences of an issue in terms that passionately grips both the heart and the mind.

The following story is an excerpt from an article in the Charleston Watch’s “Shrimp ‘n Grits” section. As a compelling admonition about the perils of socialism (or Obamanomics), the message is one that you may want to pass along to friends.

“Last Thursday while walking to lunch on the corner of Market and East Bay, I passed what appeared to be a homeless man standing on the corner of Wentworth and East Bay holding a hand-made sign that read, “Vote Obama, I need the money.”, I laughed to myself and admired the man for his misplaced, albeit blatant honesty.

Once inside one of my favorite restaurants, I noticed that my waiter was wearing a bright blue ,“Obama 08” tie; again I laughed to myself as he boldly and proudly advertised his political preference for all the world, and his customers, to see — just imagine the odds of encountering two such 1st Amendment harbingers of change in less than 10-minutes.

When the check finally came I decided not to tip my waiter and explained to him that I was going to implement a practical application of Obama’s Redistribution of Wealth concept as my own personal socialistic experiment. He stood there in stoic disbelief as I explained to him that I was going to redistribute his rightfully earned $10 tip to someone who I deemed more in need … a homeless fellow standing a few blocks north in front of the Harris Teeter parking lot. The waiter stammered a few “Why practice on me? I’m just a local college student!” retorts and then angrily stormed away from the table in a steaming huff of progressive self-righteous indignation.

Apparently, after experiencing firsthand the application of such socialistic governance from the perspective of the rightful wage earner, my young liberal-minded waiter was quickly convinced that income redistribution was much easier to support as a noble, magnanimous social policy than when his own hard-earned income was about to be redistributed, against his will, to another I deemed more needy.

I went outside, walked back up to Wentworth, gave the homeless guy a $10 bill, and asked him to walk down to the restaurant on the corner and thank the waiter there who was wearing the “Obama 08” tie as I’ve decided he could use the money more than my waiter who had actually earned the $10. The homeless fellow smiled in grateful disbelief, tossed his sign in the hedge, and promptly bounded for the liquor store across the street.” …

To read the entire story by Lee Walton of scenic Charleston, SC, click this link.

 

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2 Responses to Income Redistribution – Southern Fried Wisdom

  1. sfokc6125 says:

    I pledge No allegiance to Obama
    And the corrupt welfare state for which he stands.
    And to Socialist democrats who want to rule .
    Will leave no Nation under their thumb.
    No liberty , No justice for all.
    Reformed democrat that means I voted for McCain.

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