Saturday, October 25, 2008
Even an eight year old gets it . . .
At the dinner table tonight, my girlfriend Myra and her husband Dale along with their daughters Heidi and Gretel, started talking about Joe the Plumber. Gretel, who is eight years old, couldn't comprehend what it was all about. Dale tried to explain it in terms of $250,000, etc., well, Gretel just couldn't grasp it, so Myra said, "Gretel, you earn $5.00 a week for allowance if you do your chores, right?," she said, "right." "O.K., let's say the government comes in and says you owe them .25 for income taxes on that $5.00," she was with her so far. "Now," Myra says, "let's say you really kick it up a notch and do a bunch of stuff that I didn't even have to ask you to do and I decide to give you $10.00 for your allowance, but Heidi is still earning $5.00 because she is only doing her list (even though I told her she could earn more if she'd do more). Then the government comes in and sees you earning $10.00 a week and says, "O.K., now you owe us $4.00 because your sister didn't earn that much, so we're gonna give her some of your money." Gretel looked at her mother as though she was growing three heads and said, "WELL, THAT'S JUST NOT FAIR!!!," and I said, "Exactly."
(Now if an eight year old can get it, why can't all the liberal Democrats get it? I say it's because of a couple of things, you may be blind, deaf and dumb, you may have too much education and no common sense or you may be jealous, but, if an eight year old can get it, why can't you? When my girlfriend Myra told me this, I said well there's a little Republican in the making! Thank God Almighty! The names of Myra and Dale's children were changed to protect the innocent.
My favorite saying is: If common sense is so common, why don't you have any? VN8)