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A Day in the Life

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  • Started 8 years ago by Andy_brown
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  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    A Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican

    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.

    Its 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 life-time.

    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 dads; 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 Republican’s 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’s 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 hemselves, just like I have”.

    Posted on September 6, 2011 - 12:01 AM #
  2. fairandbalanced
    Blocked

    Wow, I saw this 10 years ago.

    Joe is really old now.

    "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."

    I wonder why it doesn't occur to liberals that if Joe knew he would not get unemployment benefits that he would have an incentive to save for a rainy day and that his company would have a greater incentive to provide for him as well.

    I also wonder why it doesn't occur to them that when someone is receiving unemployment benefits he has a disincentive to look for a job and that will cause him to be unemployed longer at the expense of the taxpayers, and that his employer has a disincentive to hire him back sooner instead of later, since they know he's being taken care of and they don't need to worry about their investment in him going elsewhere.

    "He gets in his car for the drive to dads; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal fought for car safety standards. "

    Gee, this is a new one. I didn't know that conservatives liked to be unsafe and fought for dangerous standards.

    I hear they love to drink polluted water too. :roll:

    "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."

    Liberals are so generous. Please introduce me to one so that he gives me lots of money too. Or does he first have to take it from someone else?

    At any rate, I've decided I don't want to go with the liberal plan. I'm not one of the privileged few who belongs to an exclusive union and receives high wages at the expense of other nonunion workers, and I don't want any government benefits. Will the generous liberals let me keep my money and invest it as I see fit so I can fund my own retirement program?

    "The house didn’t have electric until some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification."

    And the big government liberal did not generously give anything from his own pocket, but swiped it from city dwellers to prop up a what the market was not ready for. And this was what--about 90 years ago? Is Joe among the dearly departed?

    Could we get the generous liberals to bring public transportation to my small town? I too would like to travel all around town on a cheap pass or for $2.00 like they do in Portland. But I think some of my tax dollars are supporting PDX public transportation so how is the liberal going to fund MY cheap transportation? I suppose he can't and he can always only please a few privileged at the expense of many. Anyway, thanks to liberals being generous with my money, I can at least travel around Portland cheaply when I visit my son. And it's fun to take an hour to travel a mile.

    "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."

    And the conservative was fighting to make sure NO ingredients were listed so the manufacturer could put acid in it, make his hair fall out, and force him to buy hair restorer. :twisted:

    "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."

    Damn, that reminds me that as a conservative I really should do something about this clean country air I've been breathing out here.

    Posted on September 6, 2011 - 12:26 AM #
  3. Deane Johnson
    Member

    Andy needs to change his screen name to Andy "cut and paste" Brown. I wonder if he has any thoughts of his own.

    Posted on September 6, 2011 - 03:21 AM #
  4. Vitalogy
    Member

    The post is old material, but it does go to show that conservatives have (and continue to be) on the wrong side of the coin historically speaking.

    Posted on September 6, 2011 - 10:39 AM #
  5. Uncle Mort
    Member

    "cut and paste" has long since become the standard whine of people who don't want to be confused by the facts or to refute the points pasted.

    Posted on September 6, 2011 - 10:59 AM #
  6. jr_tech
    Member

    The works of Shakespeare are old also, but I don't see an expiration date on that material like we have on CPs and STAs!

    Posted on September 6, 2011 - 11:23 AM #