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Old 10-24-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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Yesterday on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money."

At lunch, my waiter had on a "Obama 08" tee shirt.

When the bill came, I decided not to tip the waiter and explained to him while he had given me exceptional service, that his tee shirt made me think he obviously believes in Senator Obama's plan to redistribute wealth.

I told him I was going to redistribute his tip to someone that I deemed more in need - the homeless guy outside. He stood there in disbelief and angrily stormed away.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $3 and told him to thank the waiter inside, as I had decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy looked at me in disbelief but seemed grateful.

As I got in my truck, I realized this rather unscientific redistribution experiment had left the homeless guy quite happy for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn.

Well, I guess this redistribution of wealth is going to take a while to catch on with those doing the work.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and, among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs. In other words, redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, 'How is your friend Audrey doing?' She replied, 'Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over.'

Her father asked his daughter, 'Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.'

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, 'That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!'

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently,

'Welcome to the Republican party.'
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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hmmmm interesting....


YouTube - ZOMFG! John McCain Is A Socialist!


YouTube - McCain on Taxes and Accusations of Socialism: "Wealthy People Can Afford More...There's Nothing Wrong With Paying Somewhat More."
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I work hard and I pay taxes. I would rather my taxes go to help struggling Americans rather than Saudi Arabia or Isreal. I mean, its gonna go somewhere, right?

Does that make me a socialist?

btw: All that first story told us is that you were a jerk to someone who earned a decent tip. Or were you saying you can't pay people what they are worth AND give a helping hand to someone in need.

I tend to do both.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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btw: All that first story told us is that you were a jerk to someone who earned a decent tip.
What do you expect from someone participating on a Hannity forum?

Just Recieved A Great E-Mail - Sean Hannity Discussion
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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And the second post probably from a Sodahead blog LOL!

shoooo bubba!

http://www.sodahead.com/blog/11420/w...ublican-party/
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yesterday on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money."

At lunch, my waiter had on a "Obama 08" tee shirt.

When the bill came, I decided not to tip the waiter and explained to him while he had given me exceptional service, that his tee shirt made me think he obviously believes in Senator Obama's plan to redistribute wealth.

I told him I was going to redistribute his tip to someone that I deemed more in need - the homeless guy outside. He stood there in disbelief and angrily stormed away.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $3 and told him to thank the waiter inside, as I had decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy looked at me in disbelief but seemed grateful.

As I got in my truck, I realized this rather unscientific redistribution experiment had left the homeless guy quite happy for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn.

Well, I guess this redistribution of wealth is going to take a while to catch on with those doing the work.
Darn! You are just a plagiarizer. I was looking forward to the story of the waiter doing something not too nice to your food the next time. Oh well, I can always hope.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Good illustrations, bubbaSI. Thanks for posting them. Some people need to have it made simple for them. Reps for you.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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In no way am I trying to take credit for writing either item. The first I just received as an e-mail, the second one has been around on the internet for years. Just trying to do my part to make people think. I notice, you, as good little liberals, not being able to attack the message, went right after the messenger. Typical.

Now, back in your holes.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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In no way am I trying to take credit for writing either item. The first I just received as an e-mail, the second one has been around on the internet for years. Just trying to do my part to make people think. I notice, you, as good little liberals, not being able to attack the message, went right after the messenger. Typical.

Now, back in your holes.
Interesting. You have an interest in name calling but absence of original thought. Since you appear particularly attracted to stories, fables and the writings of authors might I suggest The Day the Sea Rolled Back by Mickey Spillane, an interesting children's tale for those seeking correlation to current events. Tsunami08
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