The $50 Lesson

This was too good to let languish in my Twitter feed (originally from

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.”

“What do you mean?” she replied.  So I told her…

“You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull the 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 about that 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 any more…

All of us working stiffs get it, the girl in the above story gets it.  Why don’t the Liberals get it?

One thought on “The $50 Lesson

  1. because they cannot think outside of their collective mindset and unfortunately there are too many that consider themselves to be of the right who cannot either.

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