In honor of the first session of the 112th Congress... I give you, a joke:
I recently asked my neighbor's little girl what she wanted to be when she
grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents,
liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, "If you were President
what woudl 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 told her. "But, you don't have to wait until
you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn,
pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take 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 to the work, and you
can just pay him the $50?"
I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."
Her parents still aren't speaking to me.