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Welcome to the Republican Party

I recently asked my friend's 10 year-old daughter 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.'

'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, pull weeds, and rake my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you 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 do 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.

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Re: Welcome to the Republican Party

Big smile Outstanding example! Double bonus if you came up with that extemporaneously.

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bitmasher wrote:
Big smile Outstanding example! Double bonus if you came up with that extemporaneously.

Aww darn, no bonus points, I read it in email.
But I do know what "extemporaneously" means. Any bonus points for that?

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Did you plan to read the email ahead of time or did you do it on the spur of the moment? If it's the latter, you did it extemporaneously! Bonus points! :\:D/

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I don't care where you heard it or who wrote it. In Politics and comedy, timing, not material is everything!!!! Thats just too damn funny.

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I went from registered as Unaffilated to Republican right after the Brady Bill was passed in 1994. All along I've always leaned very strongly towards and had always had strong Libertarian and Constitutionalist beliefs. while I tend to be relatively conservative in my views I care more about freedom and self-sufficiency above all. I just don't have a lot of the same views about government that most of the Republican Party does. In fact Republicans are really beginning to piss me off lately, truth is they always have, but more so since GW Bush got into office. I'm seriously considering changing my party affiliation to Libertarian. Only thing that held me back all these years was the Libertarian Party not being very well orginized in the past, but that's changing.

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I'm with you Wh.

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I agree, WH. I don't want to get into the whole Libertarian platform, but the Republicans definitely lost their way. I believe in small government and individual liberty. Unfortunately, it seems to be going the other way lately. Thankfully, young conservatives like Scott Brown and Sarah Palin are invoking those concepts again.

Here's something to think about. There are roughly 10^11 stars in our galaxy. But that's only 100 billion. That's far less than 1 percent of our national debt, which stands at $12.3 trillion and projected to pass through $14 trillion in the next year or so. Each citizen's share of that debt is now just under $40,000. Each taxpayer's share is approaching $113,000. Between October and December 09, we spent over $145 BILLION in interest on that debt. That's for one quarter. Think about what we could do with that kind of money, rather than just shoveling it into a hole. That kind of burden doesn't make us more free; it only drags down our economy, takes money out of our pockets, and limits our ability to do anyting.

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