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    American Politics

    The Ant & The Grasshopper

    CLASSIC VERSION:

    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer
    long, building his house and laying up supplies for
    the winter. The grasshopper think's he's a fool and
    laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come
    winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

    The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies
    out in the cold.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

    MODERN VERSION:

    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer
    long, building his house and laying up supplies for
    the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and
    laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come
    winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press
    conference and demands to know why the ant should be
    allowed to be warm and well fed while others are
    cold and starving.

    CBS, NBC, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the
    shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in
    his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

    America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

    How can this be, that in a country of such wealth,
    this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

    Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the
    grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing
    "It's Not Easy Being Green."

    Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the
    ant's house where the news stations film the group
    singing "We shall overcome". Jesse then has the
    group kneel down to pray to God for the
    grasshopper's sake.

    Al Gore exclaims in an interview with Peter Jennings
    that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the
    grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax hike on
    the ant to make him pay his "fair share".

    Finally, the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity and
    Anti-Grasshopper Act", retroactive to the beginning
    of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire
    a proportionate number of green bugs and, having
    nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home
    is confiscated by the government.

    Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the
    grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant,
    and the case is tried before a panel of federal
    judges that Bill appointed from a list of
    single-parent welfare recipients. The ant loses the
    case.

    The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing
    up the last bits of the ant's food while the
    government house he is in, which just happens to be
    the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he
    doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the
    snow.

    The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related
    incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over
    by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful
    neighborhood.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Vote Republican
    The purpose of modern government is to take money from the folks who save and pay their bills and live within their means, and use that to hire government workers; and to keep their power by using the money to buy votes from those who do not save and pay their bills and live within their means.
    JERRY POURNELLE

    ><)))))*> -----------------------------

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    Originally posted by dan
    Somehow I thought you would like that!
    The purpose of modern government is to take money from the folks who save and pay their bills and live within their means, and use that to hire government workers; and to keep their power by using the money to buy votes from those who do not save and pay their bills and live within their means.
    JERRY POURNELLE

    ><)))))*> -----------------------------

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    like i said: crying bleeding heart liberals exist only 2 make me happy i'm republican!!!

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