In the comments of Michelle Malkin's report about the tape of Obama proclaiming that the Supreme Court needs to handle wealth redistribution - silly me, I was taught in school they were to interpret the laws passed by the legislative branch for Constitutionality - was this great comment by a "Wade":
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read ‘Vote Obama, I need the money.’ I laughed.Heh. Indeed. I tipped the barmaid at my gig the other night $1.50 on a $3.50 beer because she was dressed like an anime prostitute and not wearing Obama-supporting garb. If I hit someone like Wade's server, though, I'll give this a try because I know a (literally) starving artist who could use the cash. (I pre-paid a painting I've commissioned cuz she was so strapped.)
Once in the restaurant my server had on a ‘Obama 08′ tie, again I laughed–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 $5 and told him to thank the server inside as I 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 was more in need of the money.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application