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
Her parents proudly beamed. "Wow...what a worthy goal," I told her.
"But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. Tell you
what - 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. How about doing
something wonderful like that?"
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.