Liberals,what do you think of this story?

Question by Robert H.: Liberals,what do you think of this story?
A Day in the Life of Joe Republican

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because a liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because a liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.

All but $ 10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan because liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because a liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because a liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because a liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because a liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe’s employer pays these standards because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because a liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune. Its noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because a liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because a liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because a liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans. The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification.

He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because a liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to. Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.
Just note:I’m sharing this story because of all the anti-liberal sentiment on this website during the past months.Look at that kid who’s entire question consisted of asking why liberals are “stupid.”

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5 thoughts on “Liberals,what do you think of this story?”

  1. Entitlements are ruining America.

    Gov. Patterson is going to have to cut welfare entitlements in NY and Arnie will be doing the same in California. Welfare ruins America’s work ethic.

    History for Dummys,

    No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power

    For those that don’t know about history … Here is a condensed version:

    Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

    The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

    1 . Liberals
    2. Conservatives.

    Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.

    Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement…

    Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

    Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

    Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.

    Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.

    Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud or Miller. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

    Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

    Here ends today’s lesson in world history:

    It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

    A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off.

    And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self…..I’m going to have another beer

  2. sounds like a nice life but get back to reality.. life is not like that for all Americans… hello you forgot about to write a story about all the Americans who have no home, no food, no education. and all of our Soldiers who fault for our freedom who live in a box under a bridge..

  3. Very entertaining, but a load of nonsense.

    (1) Only 9 percent of the labor force is represented by a union. Thus, there is a 91 percent chance that “Joe” the conservative isn’t represented by a union. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_unions_in_the_United_States (See paragraph #3)

    (2) “All but $ 10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s insurance because “liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance.” I worked in allied health for years and have yet to see one prescription healhcare plan this generous – not one. Also, see #1.

    (3) You make an assumption that Joe takes public transportation to work. According to the American Public Transporation Ridership Report, 2,531,507 people (0.8 percent of the American population) used public transporation in the first quarter of 2010. Thus, Joe very likely doesn’t take public transporation to work.

    (4) The public transporation saves Joe parking and transporation fees. Probably not true. See #3.

    (5) “Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay…because liberal union members fought and died for these standards.” First of all, according to Gallup, 25 percent of the population is either underemployed or unemployed. Second, statistics compiled by the United States Census Bureau have consistently shown that a post-secondary education is the biggest determining factor in regard to strong job pay. If Joe has a good paying job, it is probably because of being educated, not because of union membership.

    I could go on, but basically your whole argument revolves around two central premises: (1) that Joe has a union membership that has paved a golden road for him – which is statistically unlikely, and (2) that Joe essentially utilizes every government program ever conceived by liberals – even less likely.

    You failed to ponder other possibilities – which are far more common and grounded in reality:

    (1) That Joe’s home is in foreclosure because he has lost his manufacturing job and doesn’t have a college education, so he had to take a job working as a clerk in a department store because he has no job skills.

    (2) That Joe has to drive to work every day and spends $ 250 per month on gasoline because of bad energy policies and high gasoline taxes.

    (3) That Joe can’t afford health insurance because it will cost him $ 500 per month out-of-pocket to cover a family of three – thanks in part to medical lawsuits, waste, abuse, and defensive medicine.

    (4) That Joe struggles to pay his bills because he pays 10 percent of his wages to the IRS, 5 percent of his wages to the state, a 6 percent tax on everything he buys, and $ 2,500 per year in property taxes.

    (5) If Joe lives in a city such as Detroit, he has to send his kids to a school that has a 50 percent dropout rate, crime, drugs, and violence. He doesn’t get a choice of where to send his kids to school because school vouchers are inherently evil.

    (6) That Joe works hard everyday to pay his bills and provides for his family, but he knows people that have been collecting unemployment benefits for over a year because they refuse to take a job that pays less than unemployment.

    Anyway, your warm and fuzzy story about Joe, while amusing, isn’t how it works in the real world for most people.

    When you wake up from your pipe dream and enter reality, give me a call.

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