In a departure from my usual postings which are typically non-political in nature, I have decided to post the following piece which i found to be both entertaining as well as illuminating as it illustrates a key principle in policy-making as far as the economy is concerned which differentiates the philosophies as embraced by the Democrats from the Republicans.
Although this is probably presented from the viewpoint of a Republican, I am not posting this in support of either Republicans or Democrats, since I have no vested interest in their political inclinations.
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 was for distribution of all wealth. She felt deeply
ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican which she
One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition
to higher taxes on the rich as well as more welfare programs. In the middle
of her heartfelt diatribe based upon the lectures she had from her
far-left professors at her school, he stopped her and asked her point
blank, how she was doing in school.
She answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know
that it was tough to maintain. That she had to study all the time, never
had 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 of spending all her time studying. That she was taking a
more difficult curriculum.
Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Mary."
She replied, "Mary is barely getting by", she continued, "all she has is
barely a 2.0 GPA" adding, "and all she takes are easy classes and she
never studies." But to explain further she continued emotionally, "But
Mary is so very popular on campus, college for her is a blast, she
goes to all the parties all the time and very often doesn't even show
up for classes because she is too hung over."
Her father then asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's
office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your 4.0 GPA and give it to her
friend who only had a 2.0." He continued, "That way you will both have a
3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair equal distribution of GPA."
The daughter, visibly shocked by the father's suggestion, angrily fired
back, "That wouldn't be fair! I worked really hard for mine, I did
without and Mary has done little or nothing, she played while I worked
The father slowly smiled and said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."