Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wealth redistribution: a story
Yesterday on my way to breakfast at the Original Pancake House, I passed a homeless guy at the corner of the parking lot, with a sign that read “Vote Obama, I need the money.”

My waiter was fast, efficient and courteous, but I could not help but notice the “Obama ’08” tee shirt.

So then I told him I was going to play the part of a “loving and caring government”
[quoting the waiter back at him] and redistribute his $3 tip to someone that I deemed more in need — and I pointed out the window to the homeless guy outside. My waiter stood there in disbelief and angrily stormed away.
From Wendy McElroy.

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