Saturday, May 5, 2012

Politics

 

As a segue to the next post and because there was no Funny Friday yesterday, I offer the item below which was sent to me by Byter Leo.   My reading up on it indicates that it was originally an American commentary referring to Democrats and Republicans that has been adapted to local conditions . . .  


Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbours stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog.

During our friendly conversation, I asked their 12-year-old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be Prime Minister some day.

Both of her parents - Socialist Labor - were standing there, so I asked her, "If you were Prime Minister 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 with pride!

"Wow! What a worthy goal!" I said. "But you don't have to wait until you're Prime Minister to do that!" I told her.

"What do you mean?" she replied.

So I told her, "You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge and I'll pay you $50. Then you can go 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 Liberal Party."

Her parents aren't speaking to me.


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