The Ant and the Grasshopper

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    I know you have seen this before. But I think it demonstrates the difference between liberals and conservatives. The Ant = conservative of coruse, and the grasshopper equals liberal.

    The ant works hard, in the withering heat, all summer long.
    He builds his house and stores supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks that the ant is a fool.
    He laughs, dances and plays the summer away, preparing nothing for the coming winter.

    Winter comes, the ant is safe and warm.
    The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

    The moral to the story being: BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF!

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    NEW VERSION . . . (sad but true)

    The ant works hard, in the withering heat, all summer long.
    He builds his house and stores supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks that the ant is a fool.
    He laughs, dances and plays the summer away, preparing nothing for the coming winter.

    Winter comes, the ant is safe and warm.
    The shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and fed, while others are cold and starving!

    CBS, NBC, ABC & CNN show up to provide pictures of shivering grasshoppers, next to a video of an ant
    in his comfortable home, with a table filled with food.

    America is stunned by the sharp contrast! How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor
    grasshopper is allowed to suffer this way?

    Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah, with the grasshopper.
    Everyone cries when they sing "It's Not Easy Being Green".

    Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house, where the news stations film the group
    singing "We Shall Overcome".
    Jesse then has the group pray for the grasshopper's sake, and reminds the group to contribute to his group, so that he can "continue the fight" for grasshoppers, everywhere!

    Ted Kennedy & John Kerry exclaim, in an interview with Tom Brokaw, that the ant has gotten rich, off
    the back of the poor grasshopper!
    Both call for an immediate tax hike, to make the ant pay "his fair share"!

    Finally, the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity For Grasshoppers Act", retroactive to the beginning of the
    summer.

    The ant is fined for failing to hire the proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to
    pay his retroactive taxes, his house is confiscated by the government.

    Hillary Clinton gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper, in a defamation suit against the ant.
    The case is tried in federal court, with a jury comprised of unemployed welfare recipients.

    Surprise! The ant loses the case!

    The story ends, as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food, while the government house he lives in (which happens to be the ant's old house) crumbles around him,
    due to lack of maintenance!

    The ant has disappeared in the snow.
    The grasshopper is found, dead, in a drug-related incident.
    The house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders, who terrorize this once-peaceful neighborhood.

    The moral of this version? Don't vote for Democrats or liberals.
     
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    So true,so true.
    Sums it up perfectly.
     
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    Now let's look at the REAL story...

    The ants work hard in the withering heat, all summer long
    The fat cat ant screams at them that they are lazy and better work harder

    At the end of the season, the fat cat ant keeps 90% of what they produce and leaves the other ants to fight over the remaining ten percent
    When some of the ants complain that they work so hard and have so little to show for it, the fat cat ant points out one ant who is sickly and can't work as hard as the others...
    That is the reason you have so little......he does not work as hard as you and still gets a share!
    So the ants turn on the sickly ant and force him from the group. Yet they are still struggling to get by on their meager share

    One of the ants is smart and cries out....."The reason we have so little is because the fat cat ant takes 90% of what we produce"
    The fat cat ant gets nervous and calls out....."That ant is a SOCIALIST.......he wants a redistribution of wealth!"
    The other ants don't really know what a socialist is, but they know it must be bad so they drive the "socialist" ant from the group

    Now that all of the ants are afraid to speak out about how little they receive for their labor, the fat cat ant says......"You will now share 5% of the profit, if you don't like it we will get some Chinese ants to do your job"

    In the end........they send their jobs to China anyway
     
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    They can always get food stamps from the government so what's the beef?
     
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    "We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living--a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit a reasonable saving for old age."


    Theodore Roosevelt "got" what it means to make a living wage. He also understood that if your employees don't make enough for a decent living, their morality is in danger.

    Perhaps if the Grasshopper had seen HIS income go up some 185 times since 1979, he would not have to worry about making ends meet? I mean that's what happened in the US, right? Rich people have seen their share of the pie grow while middle income and the poor saw their shrink. How is the grasshopper supposed to prepare when his ability to generate income goes to his overlords?


    Tell you what...let's pretend the grasshoppers overlords hadn't engaged in a tax based income redistribution scheme....it appears that the grasshoppers would have made about a quarter of a million dollars more over the last 35 years.
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    So complaining that the grasshopper isn't living up to his end of the bargain, isn't exactly true, is it? At least in comparison to his overlords who's income has grown both amply and steadily.

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    Should a "living wage" include money for flat screens, cell phones, tattoos, piercings, manicures and pedicures?
     
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    Should a "living wage" include money for flat screens, cell phones, tattoos, piercings, manicures and pedicures?[/QUOTE]

    What the fuck does this mean! Your statement is so fucking stupid it has to be called only that and that only.
    With the stupid ass statement why do CEO's need shower curtains that are worth $1million dollars. Or spend $100, 000's of dollars on pets.
    You are so dumb.
     
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    Can't read, can you?

    "...a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation..."


    Besides, television is one of the cheapest forms of recreation possible.

    And since when is it up to YOU what people spend the money they EARN on? We're talking WAGES, not government handouts.
    Sanctimonious jerk.
     
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    Great, except you don't counter in the multitude of welfare leeches that will tell you they vote Republican.

    They must be the Queen ants.
     
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    Welfare/Subsidy Queen Ants like Michelle Bachmann?
     

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