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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A REPUBLICAN



A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A REPUBLICAN
By John Gray

Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot
full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for
minimum water quality standards.

He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His
medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure
their safety and work as advertised.

All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers
medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their
employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too. He prepares
his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe's bacon is safe to
eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing
industry.

Joe takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is
properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents
because some 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 some tree-
hugging 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. You see, some 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,
medicals benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some
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 some liberal didn't think
he should loose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

It's noon time, Joe needs to make a Bank Deposit so he can pay some
bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some
liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who
ruined the banking system before the depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae underwritten Mortgage and his below
market federal student loan because some stupid 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 to
dad's; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal
fought for car safety standards.

He arrives at his boyhood home. He 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 electric until
some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and
demanded rural electrification. (Those rural Republicans would still
be sitting in the dark)

He is happy to see his dad who is now retired. His dad lives on Social
Security and his union pension because some liberal made sure he could
take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to. After his visit with dad
he gets back in his car for the ride home.

He turns on a radio talk show, the host keeps saying that liberals
are bad and conservatives are good (He doesn't tell Joe that his
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."

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  • Allbiz - PWCM - JLA 2010/07/05 19:05:23
    Allbiz - PWCM - JLA
    +38
    And Joe owes it all to some conservative industrial capitalist who provided him with a job and excellent pay that allows him to have all those other expensive luxuries that he wouldn't have been able to afford without somebody else excercising his right of liberty to pursue happiness and accrue wealth.

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  • Merl 2010/07/07 14:36:37
    Merl
    +4
    You are factually incorrect about liberals fighting for safety in the food industry, if it were up to the liberal loons, Joe would be eating bean sprouts and hugging his tree as he walked to work. His medications would be dangerous due to not being able to do animal testing to assure safety. His coffee would be laced with a filler to enhance it effects. ETC.
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2010/07/07 14:32:55
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +7
    Reply from a conservative Republican:

    I have nothing against working people doing well, and reasonable government safety regulation. The problem is that far too many worker benefits are negotiated by unions, causing capital to be misallocated due to artificial cost constraints, reducing aggregate GNP and the overall standard of living. Also, many of the government funded benefits workers and retirees receive are funded via government issuance of debt that the US taxpayer can never liquidate (our national debt is about $75 trillion including off balance sheet items, or $250,000 per citizen). The reality is that we have been living beyond our means for decades. We need to drastically cut government spending, get the government out of the regulation of business except where genuinely necessary and legal per the Constitution, and bolster business investment and jobs by scrapping the income tax and replacing it with a VAT.

    The dreamy scenario you describe above does not actually apply in general anymore anyway, as union demands and excessive regulation have offshored many jobs that were previously that remunerative. Further, alot of US businesses have failed due to falling demand and tight credit; the displaced workers for the most part will never see such largesse again in ...



    Reply from a conservative Republican:

    I have nothing against working people doing well, and reasonable government safety regulation. The problem is that far too many worker benefits are negotiated by unions, causing capital to be misallocated due to artificial cost constraints, reducing aggregate GNP and the overall standard of living. Also, many of the government funded benefits workers and retirees receive are funded via government issuance of debt that the US taxpayer can never liquidate (our national debt is about $75 trillion including off balance sheet items, or $250,000 per citizen). The reality is that we have been living beyond our means for decades. We need to drastically cut government spending, get the government out of the regulation of business except where genuinely necessary and legal per the Constitution, and bolster business investment and jobs by scrapping the income tax and replacing it with a VAT.

    The dreamy scenario you describe above does not actually apply in general anymore anyway, as union demands and excessive regulation have offshored many jobs that were previously that remunerative. Further, alot of US businesses have failed due to falling demand and tight credit; the displaced workers for the most part will never see such largesse again in their lifetime. Although it's tough, the only way to save the country is to drastically cut government spending, move to a flat or regressive tax to spur business investment to create jobs, and renege on old promises (like Social Security, with some grandfathering provisions) so alot of existing GSE debt can be ripped up.

    It may not seem "fair" or "nice", but we are grasping at momentary personal security in exchange for a future fiscal crisis that threatens our very national existence. The only way out, if we stay on our current course, will be to print money like crazy to pay off the national debt, because we don't generate enough national pretax income to liquidate the debt via higher taxes. Hyperinflation will make the dollar drop like a rock on the FOREX markets, business won't be able to import critical raw materials and intermediate goods, and many businesses will have to shut down, laying off all their workers. The end result will be a depression.

    "He who trades liberty for security deserves neither and will lose both" - Thomas Jefferson
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  • Evil 1 2010/07/07 14:25:45
  • Dan (Politicaly Incorrect) 2010/07/07 13:59:03
    Dan (Politicaly Incorrect)
    +4
    Oh geez, nobody is against clean water, nobody is against safe medicine, nobody is against clean air. If transportaion has to be subsidized by the Government then it is not profitable and a waist of taxpayers money. The Banking system is already ruined, The Federal Reserve ruined it and so did the Government.

    This Blog is so full of crap. Nice one Bird Brain, keep spreading your lies.
  • Noneoftheabove 2010/07/07 13:42:49
    Noneoftheabove
    +6
    Gee, I don't know. Based on your post, it would seem that the word Republican and Democrat are pretty much interchangeable...

    The DemicANT Party

    Can't govern.
    Can't manage a war.
    Can't tell the truth.
    Can't stop spending.
    Can't say no to Obama.
    Can't stop pampering the Unions.
    Can't stop special interest welfare.
    Can't keep their pants on.
  • ☆Hitler... Noneoft... 2010/07/07 16:10:41
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +7
    or keep their mistress alive
    mistress alive
  • Angel 2010/07/07 03:41:23 (edited)
    Angel
    +7
    you can tell a liberal made this up, it is so delusional, and the problem is liberals actually believe they created the good life joe lives... lmao... thanks for the good laugh..
  • doofieg... Angel 2010/07/07 14:42:09
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +5
    Thais is what I thought of the article, hon
  • Angel doofieg... 2010/07/07 20:10:06
    Angel
    +3
    LOL, the liberals can be funny
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2010/07/06 22:40:34
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +10
    Now, some liberal decides to post another article of stupidity! liberal decides post article stupidity liberal decides post article stupidity
  • Taken' Fire for Truth 2010/07/06 22:03:32
    Taken' Fire for Truth
    +10
    And all the elves of Fay rejoiced, in that if people believe this, there is hope that they may one day believe in elves again. elves fay rejoiced people hope elves
  • ★Calliope★ 2010/07/06 21:59:14
    ★Calliope★
    +8
    "And you had Democrats maintaining a studied silence because, you know, even stupid has its limits."
    - Leonard Pitts, Jr.
  • Allbiz ... ★Calliope★ 2010/07/07 19:14:05 (edited)
    Allbiz - PWCM - JLA
    +7
    There are no limitations on stupidity among the liberals. Once you think you have found the limit, another even more stupid one comes along.
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2010/07/06 21:34:57
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +9
    That's the hokiest crap that's been replayed over and over.
  • ggaitherii 2010/07/05 23:39:35
    ggaitherii
    An all-time classic. Nobody does it alone or without help from somewhere.
  • Allbiz - PWCM - JLA 2010/07/05 19:05:23
    Allbiz - PWCM - JLA
    +38
    And Joe owes it all to some conservative industrial capitalist who provided him with a job and excellent pay that allows him to have all those other expensive luxuries that he wouldn't have been able to afford without somebody else excercising his right of liberty to pursue happiness and accrue wealth.
  • betz Allbiz ... 2010/07/06 21:51:58
    betz
    +13
    Absolutely brilliant, Allbiz. Full of facts and no nonsense words. That is one beautiful post.
    absolutely brilliant allbiz facts nonsense beautiful post
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ betz 2010/07/07 17:43:03
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    Do you know where you can stick that thumb?
  • Allbiz ... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2010/07/07 19:15:30
    Allbiz - PWCM - JLA
    +2
    Hey, Turkey Neck! How's your death wish hobby going?
  • ALofRI 2010/07/05 17:29:19
    ALofRI
    +1
    OMG, that felt good!

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