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Uncle Bill
05-20-2012, 12:37 PM
Coming from the KISS method of schooling, there was never a more vivid educational story on entrepreneurship being killed by government than "The Little Red Hen". If you missed it in your elementary years, here's and update.

UB

The Little Red Hen Version 2012

"Who will help me plant my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the cow.

"Not I," said the duck.

"Not I," said the pig.

"Not I," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself." She planted her crop and the wheat grew and ripened.

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the duck.

"Out of my classification," said the pig.

"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.

"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

"Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.

"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.

"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.

"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen.

She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share but the little red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)

"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)

"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)

The pig just grunted in disdain. (Harry Reid)

And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

Then the farmer (Obama) came He said to the little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."

"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.

"Exactly," said Barack the farmer. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle."

And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly understand."

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been established.

Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared so long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying for.

EPILOGUE


Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.

Hillary got $8 million for hers.

That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.


IS THIS A GREAT BARNYARD OR WHAT?

coachmo
05-20-2012, 03:36 PM
Very good point but we all know (or at least those of us that grew up on a farm) what most barnyards have piled up in it and boy does it stink! Few of the lefties see or will admit the total hypocrisy in most of their elected officials view points.

Gerry Clinchy
05-20-2012, 08:51 PM
Just found this quote on socialism attributed to Winston Churchill ..Winnie sure was a character, but a bright guy ...


Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
-- Winston Churchill

Erik Vigeland
05-20-2012, 08:57 PM
I'm sure the Little Red Hen had no problem cashing her subsidy check though...;)

coachmo
05-20-2012, 09:38 PM
Wow, that's some logic and quite a stretch don't you think? Or should I say quite a conclusion?

charly_t
05-20-2012, 11:58 PM
Not all farmers get a subsidy check. The system favors those with large farms and ranches. My husband's family and mine were farmers and ran a few cattle on pasture. Neither family ever received a subsidy of any kind.

charly_t
05-21-2012, 12:04 AM
Uncle Bill, that's a pretty good story and true in this age ( to some extent, lol ). If my Dad were still alive he would enjoy it. He used to tell us this story that was in his reader ( at school ) about the little red hen. In fact I think there is one of those readers somewhere in this house vbg.

Uncle Bill
06-05-2012, 05:47 PM
Uncle Bill, that's a pretty good story and true in this age ( to some extent, lol ). If my Dad were still alive he would enjoy it. He used to tell us this story that was in his reader ( at school ) about the little red hen. In fact I think there is one of those readers somewhere in this house vbg.


Sorry this got off the main page before I answered you. My Dad also told me this one, and we even had a childrens book with illustrations that we enjoyed as kids.

Speaking of oldies, here's another that's gotten "revised".

UB



Original Proverb:

"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish. and you feed him for a
lifetime."

Revised Proverb:

"Give a man a welfare check, a cell phone, food
stamps, section 8 housing,
Medicaid, 100 weeks of unemployment checks, a
40-ounce malt liquor, needles, drugs,
contraceptives, and designer Air Jordan shoes. and
he will vote Democrat for a lifetime."