My favorite email this week offers a good explanation of how Democrats will screw up our economy if we elect Obama, especially if we also re-elect our Democratic Congress. Enjoy!
"Once upon a time, on a farm in Virginia , there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat.
She called all of her Democrat neighbors together and said, 'If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?'
'Not I,' said the cow.
'Not I,' said the duck.
'Not I,' said the pig.
'Not I,' said the goose.
'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen, and so she did. The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.
'Who will help me reap my wheat?' asked the little red hen.
'Not I,' said the duck.
'Out of my classification,' said the pig.
'I'd lose my seniority,' said the cow.
'I'd lose my unemployment compensation,' said the goose.
'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen, and so she did.
At last it came time to bake the bread. 'Who will help me bake the bread?' asked the little red hen.
'That would be overtime for me,' said the cow.
'I'd lose my welfare benefits,' said the duck.
'I'm a dropout and never learned how,' said the pig.
'If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination,' said the goose.
'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen. She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, 'No, I shall eat all five loaves.'
'Excess profits!' cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)
'Capitalist leech!' screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
'I demand equal rights!' yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)
The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)
And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.
Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen, 'You must not be so greedy.'
'But I earned the bread,' said the little red hen.
'Exactly,' said Barack the farmer. 'That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle.'
And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, 'I am grateful, for now I truly understand.'
But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been established.
Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared...so long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying for.
Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.
Hillary got $8 million for hers.
That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.
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In order to help Americans with increased gas prices, our politicians are coming up with all kinds of ideas. That's good, unless of course they are bad ideas. And as usual, the Democrats have nothing but criticism and bad ideas, if any at all.
The Democrats want to repeal part of the gas tax to ease prices at the pump, temporarily. I don't know how many cents per gallon they propose giving back, but either way it's a dumb idea because lower prices will only further increase demand while doing nothing about supply (which by the way is the problem!). The price of gas is a symptom, it is not the problem. Decreased supply, or the speculation of decreased supply is what is causing gas prices to increase and therefore, supply must be dealt with if we want a real solution.
The bottom line is that gas prices are high because our free marketplace is working properly, and I for one think that is a good thing. No, I don't like paying more to fill up my car, but the prices are high because of a decreased supply (or speculation of decreased supply). At the same time, demand for oil (a finite natural resource) is greater than ever. That situation, in a free enterprise system, is supposed to result in higher prices, and you can't fix what's not broke.
So the solution must address future fuel supply, not current gas prices. I support more drilling in the US, reduction in the number of blends and spending money on alternative fuels research as President Bush is talking about. However, I fear it is only talk.