A Teachable Moment!

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  1. WillowTree
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    $50 lesson

    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.





    I don't know who said it. :lol:
     
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    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

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    Heard this one before but I like it!:lol:
     
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    Such a simple concept and missed by so many.
     
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    ...and has nothing to do with ones party affiliation, just common sense...
     
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    Or the homeless man can become a capitalist and hire another homeless guy more hard up than himself to go over mow the lawn, pay him a 50 cents for his labor and keep $49.50.
     
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    Fatality SunCrackedSoul

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    an even better idea, that way two bums are making some change.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    No, in order to TRULY welcome her as a Republican, she'd have contracted to clean your yard for $50, then found a migrant worker to do the work for $10.

    Naturally she wouldn't have offered him health insurance, either.
     

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