Sunday, April 12, 2009

Welcome to Reality

My wife sent me this one from another of her underground conservative coworkers.

I recently asked my friend's 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.

'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.

Heh. I'll say it again. I am not a Republican even though I tend to vote that way. But I am definitely not a Democrat.

My own step-son, Obama voter and out of a job, is doing some freelance work for his former employer, where they pay him as a consultant. He recently found out that they take something like 40% out when they pay consultants. So he wants to be paid more. I'm still not sure the connection has dawned on him. He doesn't like higher taxes when they are levied against him. They can't pay him more because a ton of what they pay goes to taxes.

But it's basically this.... the more expensive you make it to employ people, the fewer people will be employed.

And to extend that.... go back to this post.

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