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A $50 Lesson

Posted by Mike O on June 11, 2010

A story sent through the family from my Niece-in-law (who just became a grandma and- if they ever had a Grandma USA beauty pageant, would be a finalist in it!):

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 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.

Mike Openshaw’s comment:

  • If the little girl had said ‘OK”, came over and actually did it : She is an action liberal and to be respected.
  • If she said ‘OK!’ and never followed through, she is a after-work, coffeehouse liberal
  • If she immediately turned away, and complained about something else, she’s a non-working college liberal.
  • If she said she’d pull weeds for $10 for now, took the ten, fed the homeless man, brought him back, showed him how to use the mower, explained he’s make $40 now and $50 every 2 weeks for doing it all and actually got him to do it regularly, I’d work in her campaign for President!
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