Subject: the wisdom of kids
I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up.
She said she wanted to be President. Both of her liberal parents were standing there.
So I asked her, "If you were President, what would you 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.
You can come over to my house and mow the lawn and pull weeds 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." (Like you can buy a house for $50)
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.
Nor should they.
What if that lazy-ass homeless man is a wounded Iraqi Vet with PSTD
and shards of shrapnel in his brain because he volunteered to serve his country
after he heard the bloody lies Bush told to steal Saddam's oil?
You still going to call him lazy?
Republicans claim to be the party of hard work and responsibility
but when's the last time you saw a Rethug actually do any work?