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This is possibly the best explanation I have ever heard as to why the "system" is not unfair to those who work
A Father Daughter Talk
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat and was for distribution of all wealth. She felt deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, which she expressed openly.
One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to higher taxes on the rich & more welfare programs. In the middle of her heart felt diatribe based upon the lectures she had from her far left professors at her school, he stopped her and asked her point blank, how she was doing in school.
She answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain. That she had to study all the time, never had time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend and didn't really have many college friends because of spending all her time studying. That she was taking a more difficult curriculum.
Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Mary." She replied, "Mary is barely getting by", she continued, "all she has is barely a 2.0 GPA" adding, "and all she takes are easy classes and she never studies." But to explain further she continued emotionally, "But Mary is so very popular on campus, college for her is a blast, she goes to all the parties all the time and very often doesn't even show up for classes because she is too hung over."
Her father then asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your 4.0 GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0." He continued, "That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair equal distribution of GPA."
The daughter visibly shocked by the father's suggestion angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair! I worked really hard for mine, I did without and Mary has done little or nothing, she played while I worked real hard.............................................. ..........
The father slowly smiled and said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."
Subject: Reflections of great minds on government
During this time preceding elections, we could use the following information as a guide. Never mind that it is simultaneously humorous. Also simultaneously true.
Reflections of great minds on government
1) Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain
2) I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity
is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-- Winston Churchill
3) A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw
4) A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man,
which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-- G. Gordon Liddy
5) Democracy must be something more
than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
6) Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from
poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-- Douglas Casey, Classmate of W.J. Clinton at Georgetown U. (1992)
7) Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
8) Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live
at the expense of everybody else.
-- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
9) Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-- Ronald Reagan (1986)
10) I don't make jokes.
I just watch the government and report the facts.
-- Will Rogers
11) If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.
-- P.J. O'Rourke
12) If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal.
If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative.
If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate.
If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist.
-- Joseph Sobran, Editor of the National Review at one time (1995)
13) In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible
from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-- Voltaire (1764)
14) Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
-- Pericles (430 B.C.)
15) No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
-- Mark Twain (1866)
16) Talk is cheap- except when Congress does it.
17) The government is like a baby's alimentary canal,
with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
-- Ronald Reagan
18) The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-- Winston Churchill
19) The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist
is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-- Mark Twain
20) The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly
is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
21) There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.
-- Mark Twain
22) What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-- Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
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