Friday Food for Thought #3

We spent a couple of days in Los Angeles visiting John’s sister Kristen and brother-in-law Clark. It was wonderful to see them, and I got great entertainment value from the political debates that John and Clark engaged in. Politics is a hot topic in the USA. If I was a resident here, I would cast my vote for the Republicans. While I don’t agree with their party position on social issues such as abortion or gay marriage, I believe they have a sound, strong economic strategy to lead the country steadily out of its current financial cess-pool.

The post today is a letter that I read on the internet – and found extremely unadulterated and honest.

The $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 of the United States.
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 driveway, 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 towards 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.


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