Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The $50 Question

From time to time T.D. sends a story that has been circulating in cyberspace and forwards to us. This is one such story. Fact or fiction it makes some excellent points to make. It could be said to be a modern day parable of sorts.

"I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do? '

"She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people..'

Her parents beamed with pride.

"'Wow...what a worthy goal…' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house. '

"She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, ' Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?

"I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.'

"Her parents still aren't speaking to me."

Note: The Republican Party referred to here is not the Olympia Snow-John McCain Republican Party but the Ronald Reagan-Jack Kemp Republican Party.

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