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The preamble to the Constitution states:
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Article 1, Section 8 states:
"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States."
Originally posted by midnightbrigade
reply to post by TruthTellist
By the way, great picture above, I love it! But no, I don't overtip. In fact, I'm the opposite of what you describe. I tip generously if the service is fantastic, otherwise I don't tip at all.
I believe that waiters are paid by there wages to provide me with adequate service. That's what they get, adequate compensation (just not from me)
But if they go above and beyond, so does my tip.
SkipShipman - Great point! Props to you.
Originally posted by tommy_boy
This is horribly partisan.
Obama's plan has been posted on his website for a very long time. The numbers haven't changed.
He's said the same thing in every debate.
Originally posted by nyk537
reply to post by grover
Yeah, yeah, I've heard that argument before. For some reason every defense of Obama has to come back to "context".
[edit on 29-10-2008 by nyk537]
Originally posted by grover
Can't talk with the self satisfied and ignorant.
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[edit on 30-10-2008 by Gemwolf]
Originally posted by Aggie Man
reply to post by nyk537
It's not redistribution of wealth if the waiter doesn't get his cut. If the money never touched his hands, then how was it "redistributed"? Also, in any redistribution plan, it would be at least a 50/50 division, not highway robbery, as you suggest! Come on now, you are being a little (or a lot) over dramatic.
Fun experiment...hahaha, but I would hardly call that a practical application of redistribution of wealth. You should probably change the title of this thread to How I stiffed my waiter for outwardly showing his support for Obama
to you....remember, what goes around comes around!