The 50 $ Lesson....
The $50 Lesson
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 some day. 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 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 $50?" I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."
Her parents aren't speaking to me anymore.
I caught this on facebook......its great.
Nice I agree with the base moral of the story.
Originally Posted by Six
Did the homeless guy know about the gardening job?
Would you offer the homeless guy the job?
Where you being an opportunist looking at using cheap labour, either the girl or the homeless?
Who pays the tax on the work done?
Are you reducing the likelihood of a legit company do the work?
Would this work stop the man from being homeless?
What happens when the homeless guy has to compete with all the homeless guys and girls?
What happens when no gardening is required?
Who pays for the healthcare when either damage their backs.
Welcome to the world of a moderate, who see's the world for what it is, instead of a political label.
Some bum comes to my home wanting to do some work....he better have a business license, insurance, workmans comp on himself and any employees or anyone else he brings on to the property.
We all drink the koolaid.. Just that some of us prefer different flavors.
The homeless person would probably spend the $50 on beer, not food.
Originally Posted by barbar
Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.
Several great points here.
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Sounds like the homeless man is the bad guy.
Or is it all the taxes and regulations that are in his way?
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The person working in the flower bed forgot to mention that the homeless guy used to do his yardwork until a venture capitalist bought the landscape company he worked for and laid him off while liquidating his pension fund.
Funny how those think its a bad thing that the homeless guy would be expected to work.... Oh wait, that's right it's always somebody elses fault. He can't be expected to think for himself.
Don't worry zombies are looking for brains, you're safe...
Don't make those people THINK......they hate to wake up to reality.
Ah yes, all homeless should have telepathic powers with all those who need casual work, and have there own matter transport system, to deliver themselves to where the work casual work is need "in a flash"
Originally Posted by ControlsInMT
Do you really believe all the homeless, are homeless by choice? And therefore can just think there way out of a bad situation?
So even if the homeless guy wanted to work, would you employ him, remember that he homeless, so is likely to smell, looks like shyte, low in energy and is likely to have been in a dark place, or would you employ the the clean living girl next door.
You may believe you are where you are today because of self determination, but that is just bollocks, you are where you are today, because those around you gave you influence and opportunity. Not all have been as fortunate as you and me in this regards.
The Republicans carry more than their share of blame for creating joblessness in the US but still believe their sucess has to do with being a higher order of humans. Some preverted form of economic Darwinism. Interesting process of being mean sprited and feeling good about it at the same time. I probably wouldn't speak to you if we were neighbors eather.
I should have played the g'tar on the MTV. MK
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You see, this story can be a positive or a negative depending upon how you view life and your political leanings. Trying to claim to be a moderate/ centrists doesn't make you one. Every point you raised here was a Liberal Progressive's viewpoint, seeing the homeless man as a victim and the homeowner as mean and evil even when he offers employment. Shame on him for trying to help this poor man!
Originally Posted by barbar
Keep the fire inside the fireplace.