What do you think ?
Posted: 29 October 2008 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Joined  2004-06-22

*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.


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Posted: 29 October 2008 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Top Dawg
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Joined  2008-09-02

I saw this in an email earlier this week.

I think people are more than happy to redistribute other’s property.

I think that the concept of private property is under attack in this country. Quite often, I have been amazed by the results and discussion in the political arena during the past month or so.  I understand there is discussion to allow a judge to reset the PRINCIPLE amount owned on a home loan that is about to be foreclosed. How do you protect against that as a lending institution. Remember seller financing, can you imagine?????

I have been rereading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”. It is scary how similar it sounds. Some of the most egregious lines in that book could be taken from today’s newspapers.


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