Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, and Awkward Thanksgivings

Son: "Hey dad, know how I've been saying people like you are bleeding the country dry should pay more taxes? Could you pass the potatoes?"

Dad: "I don't know, I earned those potatoes. I'm not sure I should have to share them with the whole table, especially dirty, shiftless hippies who show up and just expect potatoes."

Son: "Well maybe if everyone could enjoy some potatoes, we'd be OK with you having as many scoops of potatoes as you could possibly get. Just so long as everyone gets some potatoes."

Dad: "When you say everybody, you mean you. If you had some potatoes, you wouldn't be so keen to take the potatoes of others, would you? So it's really not an issue of equal distribution of potatoes at all, it's you upset about your personal lack of potatoes, then using a bunch of socialist nonsense to justify the fact that you're asking for a starchy handout."

(Just wait till you have to figure out how to divide the pie.)

1 comment:

  1. You know what would be great? If our corporate masters actually reaped the results of their actions. If the 99% spend foolishly they get to go bankrupt (though their debt to the 1% is now undischarged in bankruptcy), if the 1% spend foolishly the politicians they've bought bail them out. Maybe if the 99% weren't being taxed to pay for those mistakes they could afford their own fucking potatoes.