Practicing Wealth Redistribution (Humor)

October 30, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines, Politics

We need to start practicing for the future of our country…

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 to be more in need–the homeless guy outside.

The server angrily stormed out 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 very 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.


Karl Marx on “How to Tax the Populace”

October 28, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines, Politics

Lately, many have compared Barack Obama’s tax plans to the political philosophy of Karl Marx, the father of the atheistic communism. Below is an interest quote as it speaks to taxation.

“Take from each, according to his ability. Give to each, according to his need.

- Karl Marx

Here are some extra quotes from Marx for good measure:

“Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.

“Religion is the opium of the masses.

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”

- Karl Marx