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What's Fair About 'Fair' Share?


Entitlement-loving shirkers move our country toward collapse unless we-the-productive citizens push back to restore our moral and economic foundation.

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Once upon a time . . . a self-motivated ANT named Sunny, prepared for the approach of winter while his neighbor, Share, a lazy GRASSHOPPER, lounged around and ridiculed him for working so hard.

But, when temperatures began to drop, Share realized he had no shelter, no stored food, and would perish during winter. He resented Sunny and his comfortable home with a well-stocked pantry.

Share’s emotional stress over his lack of security caused him to suffer migraines and pain in his back legs. He thought, “It’s just not fair that my life is so un-equal!”

He called a press conference to complain how Sunny was comfortable, well fed, and owned a home. He whined and moaned that he, a poor, handicapped grasshopper, was homeless, hungry, and suffering.

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Once the cameras were rolling, Share limped back and forth in front of Sunny’s home carrying a sign, “Those who have more don’t give their fair share to feed and house others who are less fortunate.”

Lame-stream journalists declared Share to be the victim of a culture that refused to do the right thing and redistribute its wealth. MSNBC viewers loved the story. Ratings exploded. One commentator shed a tear as a thrill ran up his leg when he described the “brave little bugger” who struggled against inequality.

Mobs of unemployed college grads, shirkers, network camera crews, and bloggers rushed to the forest to film Share’s plight and demand their fair share.

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Just in time for the six o’clock news, a ruckus broke out between the occupiers. Some shouted “racist” when others sang, “It’s not easy being green, unemployed, and disabled.”

This was followed by a diatribe from a reed-thin, pipsqueak politician who hinted that he possessed information (from an un-named source) that Sunny was a militia member, and therefore, a domestic terrorist.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. makes a cutting gesture across his neck, referencing House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who caused an uproar last week when he made the same gesture to order microphones cut as the top Democrat on his panel was trying to speak about the Internal Revenue Service scandal over targeting of conservative political groups, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Reid said that he thought the accusations of IRS misdeeds deserved answers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Casting logic to the wind (which was becoming colder by the hour) an enterprising producer launched a reality show, “The Face of ANT-I Americanism.” Ratings sky rocketed. The occupiers, wanting to extend their 15 minutes of fame, demanded their fair share of tents, food, and camping supplies so they could continue to raise awareness in comfort.

Determined not to let a good crisis go to waste, another political leader, famous for her “find out what’s in it after we pass the bill” comment, stepped into the PR arena. She flashed her Boxtox-enhanced smile, and clutched her gold cross as testimony to her deeply felt, pro-abortion, religious convictions. Declaring the importance of honoring the plight and work ethic of green insects, she bowed her head in reverence as she washed all six of Share’s tiny feet.

U.S. Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) helps wash the feet of two children during a public foot washing ritual at the Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church on April 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. U.S. Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined local officials and religious leaders in a foot washing ritual to honor the dignity and work of immigrants. Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images U.S. Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) helps wash the feet of two children during a public foot washing ritual at the Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church on April 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. U.S. Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined local officials and religious leaders in a foot washing ritual to honor the dignity and work of immigrants. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In a well-orchestrated national press conference, Princess Pantsuit ranted about how the opposition party was nothing more than insensitive elitist oafs who demonstrated their lack of caring for “the little guy.” She quoted their declaration of “what difference does it make?” as proof that Sunny was a closet elitist and a member of the vast right wing conspiracy.

The president of the country jumped on the bandwagon and signed an executive order to increase Sunny’s income tax and made it retroactive to the beginning of summer. In order to pay the tax, Sunny depleted his 401K retirement fund.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Getty Images) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Getty Images)

But wait, there’s more!

NSA provided surveillance showed Sunny building his house in a protected forest preserve, home to a common spotted owl, recently declared to be an endangered species.

Then, the BLM (Bully Lawless Men) leaked evidence that Sunny had harvested six berries from wild-plants growing in the protected forest preserve, in violation of their “no grazing” edict. He was fined heavily for this transgression.

Because Sunny had depleted his savings to pay the retroactive tax levied by the president’s executive order, he was unable to pay the fine.

The government, citing Imminent Domain, seized Sunny’s home and gave it to Share.

Dazed by the downturn in his life, Sunny wandered away and was never seen again.

Share continued to whine about how he was unable, because of pain in his legs, to gather sufficient food to last the winter. Five hundred trial lawyers instantly arrived to help him sue for disability,food stamps, and a government sponsored, free cell phone (for ordering pizza and on-demand movies).

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The occupiers celebrated their great victory and departed, abandoning mountains of garbage and piles of things too icky to mention. The formerly pristine forest surrounding the ant’s home became a smelly, cockroach-infested dump.

And then, miracles of all miracles, Share’s migraines and leg pains disappeared. He crammed himself into Sunny’s former home and invited friends to a housewarming party.

The party became a bit frenzied as Share’s pals ate the stored food and all the wallpaper. When Share tried to evict the party goers, a fight ensued. A support wall collapsed and caved in the dwelling.

Share dug his way out of the ruble and discovered he was the sole survivor of the catastrophe. He demanded a new home and financial assistance from the government because his “free” home had proven to be defective.

But, alas and alack, the forest was almost empty. The unemployed have-nots, shirkers, media people, and trial lawyers had left the forest in search of the next big crisis to exploit. Share’s rants were heard only by the clean-up crew. Since he was in the habit of faking his injuries, and was crawling along on the ground instead of hopping, Share was mistaken for a cockroach and . . .

was . . .

wait for it . . .

squashed like a bug.

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But wait, there’s more.

Sunny’s broken-down home became the hangout for a gang of cockroaches. After the cleanup crew left the forest, the cockroaches broke into nearby ant homes and ate their stored food. Rapidly multiplying, they destroyed the food supply and formerly pristine forest environment. The endangered spotted owls gorged themselves on cockroaches and became so obese they no longer could fly and fell prey to coyotes, bobcats, and the occasional Sasquatch.

The reed-thin, pipsqueak politician declared the cockroach invasion which had spread to cities around the country, to be the fault of greedy Republicans. Ho hum! At that point, no one cared what he thought (or if he actually thought).

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The deeply religious, pro-abortion politician fell victim to Botox-ation (one too many injections) and lost the ability to close her eyes. In her sleep deprived delirium, she wrote a cookbook, “Roach Chip Cookies and Other Protein-Packed Snacks” which brought her 15 minutes of fame. Sadly, she had become too insane to enjoy her notoriety.

Princess “what difference does it make” Pantsuit struggled to write an autobiography (in preparation for her next presidential run) to showcase her major accomplishments. The very small book only contained one story about how she managed (despite Monica) to hang onto her husband’s coattails.

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On a dark and stormy night, the president skipped the “hood,” but not before signing his final executive order that swapped Martha’s Vineyard for a Siberian ski resort and 24/7 protection by Uncle Vladi (President Putin of Russia).

Meanwhile, back on the ranch (so to speak), citizens stood together to stop the cockroach invasion. In a landslide election, they created a conservative majority in the Senate and expanded their numbers in the House of Representatives. The BLM and all misguided government agencies were disbanded. The new, true and honorable government of the people opened the doors of economic freedom, and inspired unlimited private-sector growth at home and abroad.

Everybody lived happily ever after.

P.S. This fable is an updated except from my book of political fables which you can download, FREE, and pass around to your political pals and the less-aware people in your universe. Use it to start conversations about what we can and must do to restore America’s financial and moral foundation.

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