A modern Appalachian folktale tells a story of the right way and the
wrong way to promote social change in America.
I recently asked my friend'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 would be the first thing you would do?"
She replied, "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people." Her
parents beamed. "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 rake my leaves, pull weed s, and mow the lawn, 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."
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:57 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:41 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 8:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:43 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
That is hil-arious
Answer by SyndiB at 8:43 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by SThompson21 at 8:45 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Oh please. A lot of people on assistance DO work, they just need a little extra help. A large number of them are tax payers themselves. And then many who are currently jobless and homeless are people with college educations who lost their jobs. There are only so many jobs to go around and the minimum wage jobs aren't often enough without some sort of help on the side. Republicans like to make it sound like ALL people on assistance are lazy people who are unwillingly to work. They are usually often the same people who won't donate to food banks even though most food banks provide food to people who work and who don't qualify for food stamps but who don't quite make enough to buy groceries. people who had good jobs until they lost them. Republicans LOVE to pass judgement. And yes, I am posting anon. I do it because many Republicans are mean spirited people who like to harass people with a difference of opinion.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:26 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Apr. 1, 2009