I thought it important to note that I put this blog posting up AS A JOKE!!! People, come on! I am a steadfast Obama supporter. Obviously this story and the person who wrote it has virtually nothing to do with Obama’s distribution of wealth plan.
The changes having to do with the economy are geared toward changes in taxes:
Obama and Biden will cut income taxes by $1,000 for working families to offset the payroll tax they pay.
- Provide a Tax Cut for Working Families: Obama and Biden will restore fairness to the tax code and provide 150 million workers the tax relief they need. Obama and Biden will create a new “Making Work Pay” tax credit of up to $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family. The “Making Work Pay” tax credit will completely eliminate income taxes for 10 million Americans.
- Eliminate Income Taxes for Seniors Making Less than $50,000: Barack Obama will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This proposal will eliminate income taxes for 7 million seniors and provide these seniors with an average savings of $1,400 each year. Under the Obama-Biden plan, 27 million American seniors will also not need to file an income tax return.
- Simplify Tax Filings for Middle Class Americans: Obama and Biden will dramatically simplify tax filings so that millions of Americans will be able to do their taxes in less than five minutes. Obama and Biden will ensure that the IRS uses the information it already gets from banks and employers to give taxpayers the option of pre-filled tax forms to verify, sign and return. Experts estimate that the Obama-Biden proposal will save Americans up to 200 million total hours of work and aggravation and up to $2 billion in tax preparer fees.
This has nothing to do with taking money from someone who has earned it and giving it to the poor.I am saddened that I needed to explain the joke, but I guess my dry sense of humor goes over even poorer on the web than it does in person.
The Original Post:
This story was found on an unidentified blog earlier today and I thought it would be worth disseminating for those who wish to help jumpstart Obama’s redistribution of wealth before he gets into office:
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 an ‘Obama 08’ tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference–just imagine the coincidence, him and the homeless guy.
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 whom I deemed more in need–as his candidate declares is fit and proper. 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 than the man who earned it. The homeless guy was grateful.
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment, the homeless guy was grateful for money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he made… even though the actual recipient deserved money more and the waiter had publicly declared his agreement with that political stance.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.