The $100 Lesson -- The fundamental concept.

  • conservativej...

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    Jun 29, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    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 12 year old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day.

    Both of her parents, 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 $100. Then you can go 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."

    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 $100?"

    I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."

    Her parents aren't speaking to me.
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    Jun 29, 2014 9:46 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidRecently, 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 said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."

    Her parents aren't speaking to me.
    Doesn't sound very "friendly" to me. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 29, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    "Because the homeless guy had both his legs blown off in the wars started by two men named Bush."

    Republicans oversimplify things dear. You must lean to think critically."
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    Jun 29, 2014 9:54 PM GMT

    " "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $100?"

    Young lady, Mr conserativejock didn't hire any homeless person to do that work. Don't you wonder why? icon_wink.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jun 29, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
    She tells the homeless guy there is a job that will pay him $100, so he takes it.

    Then the IRS finds out and takes $50 in taxes because he's a private contractor. Then he gets fined $15 because he's operating a business without a license and another $10 because he doesn't have any liability insurance, leaving him with $25 which he spends on aloe vera for his sunburn.

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    Jun 29, 2014 11:50 PM GMT
    Timbales saidShe tells the homeless guy there is a job that will pay him $100, so he takes it.

    Then the IRS finds out and takes $50 in taxes because he's a private contractor. Then he gets fined $15 because he's operating a business without a license and another $10 because he doesn't have any liability insurance, leaving him with $25 which he spends on aloe vera for his sunburn.

    Don't forget the extra $500 he'll get that weekend from panhandling, which will go to the booze and drugs that put him on the streets in the first place. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 30, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    " "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $100?"

    Young lady, Mr conserativejock didn't hire any homeless person to do that work. Don't you wonder why? icon_wink.gif



    But Mr. Conservativejock, that $100 is only 89.11SWISS FRANCS

    and SWITZERLAND is where we claim to live, isn't it Mr. Conservativejock?
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 30, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
    Not a real story - it's a chain mail...

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    Jun 30, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidNot a real story - it's a chain mail...

    Yep. http://www.onepoliticalplaza.com/t-10133-1.html