Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The $50 Lesson

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

During our friendly conversation, I asked their 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 with pride!

"Wow...what a worthy goal!" I said. "But you don't have to wait until you're President 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 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 aren't speaking to me anymore.


Craig said...

Just curious. How many homeless guys have you made that offer to? Would you be willing to have them come once a week, $50 a week. Something kind of steady. Maybe get some like minded friends to have the guy do their lawns too. Pretty soon that guy would have a job.

You might find some takers.

Joe said...

Craig: Actually, I pay a guy who would be homeless if I, and others like me, didn't pay him to do our lawns once a week.

So we've done exactly as you said.

Lisa said...

this is why we need rich people because they donate to charities,but Obama would rather he decide how to spend it like $800,000 on Monte blanc pens. But as Ducky would call it that is just like a tip to a waiter.
Romney would be able to fix the waste. No democrat would ever be able to control spending. And he should have Trump working in his admin to deal with business in China.

Leticia said...

This never gets old. I love reading this little story every single time.