Free lunch?

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  1. get_involved

    get_involved Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2009
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    There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some
    exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the
    lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who
    kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The
    professor asked the young man what was the matter.

    The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been
    shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying
    to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist
    regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and
    asked a strange question.
    He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"

    The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

    The young man said that it was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by
    finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground.
    The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn.
    When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side
    of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the
    fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of
    the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue
    until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last
    side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come
    through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate
    on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost
    their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they
    are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so
    used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for
    themselves, so they accept their captivity."

    The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
    happening in America . The government keeps pushing us toward
    Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form
    of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned
    income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments
    not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. While we
    continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

    One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a
    free lunch and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you
    cheaper than you can do it yourself.
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