[StBernard] Finally, a perfect example of how Obama's "Spread the Wealth" would work!

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Oct 21 20:13:02 EDT 2008

Below is a little story. If there was ever a better example to explain the
difference between a liberal (Democrat) and a conservative (Republican), I'm
hard pressed to find it. This also is a "perfect" example of explaining
what Barack Obama means by his "Spread the Wealth" Plan. Let me spare any
liberals out there who will want to "angrily" respond saying this is not a
good example...don't waste your time or mine, it's already been declared an
"absolute perfect" example of Obama's thinking that will indeed destroy the
fabric of Americanism.

John Scurich

A Father/Daughter Talk.

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many
others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and
among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to
support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a
feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had
participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her
father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he
thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on
the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed
objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she
indicated so to her father.

He responded by asking h ow she was doing in school. Taken aback, she
answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it
was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course
load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party
like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and
didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time

Her father listened and then asked, 'How is your friend Audrey doing?' She
replied, 'Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she
never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus;
college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots
of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over.'

Her wise father asked his daughter, 'Why don't you go to the Dean's office
and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend Audrey who
only has a 2.0? That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that
would be a fair and equal distribution of the GPA.'

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired
back, 'That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I've worked really hard
for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey
has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my
tail off!'

The father slowly smiled, winked at her and said gently, 'Welcome to the
Republican party and how Obama's "Spread the Wealth" Plan will work.' The
daughter sat that speechless.

If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between Republican and
Democrat I'd love to hear it.

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