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Plea for Wealth Redistribution of World Series Tickets

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

California is suffering, but the Giants are going to the World Series. The state's unemployment is over 12 percent, but tickets for Game 1 are selling for as much as $32,000 on StubHub. (Those tix are for the Dugout Club. Must be some club.)

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Ray Thibodeau says it's time to spread the wealth. Thibodeau works as a Managing Director in debt capital markets at Cantor Fitzgerald in the Bay Area. Given the current political climate there,he sent out this plea on Craigslist:

"In the spirit of San Francisco being a strong democratic supporter of Boxer/Feinstein/O'Bama/Brown, would someone like to redistribute their wealth of World Series Tickets to someone less fortunate? Game 1 or 2 Please."

"Thought I'd try," he wrote me. Did anyone bite? "I actually had a response from a person going out of the country, but got back to him too late," Thibodeau says. "Was going to sell them at face value. They are trading at $2000/per."

Oh come on, man! You work in debt! You can make this happen, right?

Ask not what you can pay for yourself, ask what the government can redistribute for you.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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