The $50 Lesson Obama Hasn’t Learned

A reader posted this recently. I had seen it before via email,  but I thought I’d post it again here. Perhaps it will help him the next time he constructs a budget to avoid it being voted down 440-0.


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 little girl what
she wanted to be when she grows up.

She said she wanted to be President someday.
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 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 $50. 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, and 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 aren’t speaking to me now.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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