The Joke's On Us

My daughter-in-law shared a joke she heard at the law office where she works. It goes like this:

Have you heard about the new Obama Extra Value Meal at McDonald’s? You order anything you want, and the person in line behind you pays for it!

I like jokes. One of the reasons why I liked this one in particular is because it had a deeper meaning that not everyone who hears it will get.

One of the problems with liberals is that they just don’t understand human nature. Their political philosophy is based on a world view that has nothing to do with reality.

In the liberal world view, everyone at McDonald’s who orders the Obama Extra Value Meal will play really nice and order the McChicken sandwich, the small fries and the small drink off the dollar menu. They will turn around to the person behind them and thank them for their “sacrifice”.  All will end well, with smiles all around.

In the real world, we conservatives understand what will really happen. The person in front of us will order the Premium Grilled Chicken Club with large fries and a McCafe Iced Caramel Mocha. Since they don’t have to pay for it, they will show no concern for the price – after all, it’s free to them.  It won’t concern them that we might not have the money to pay for it. You see, the person in front of them had ordered the most expensive items on the menu, too, and they wanted to be sure to “get what was owed” them.

Once people get used to free stuff, they begin to expect it. When it isn’t delivered, they get angry. They deserve free stuff, you see. They deserve it more than anyone else. How dare anyone interfere with their free stuff! Why should they have to work for it? They haven’t in the past. They have decided they won’t in the future.

So, here we sit. Trillions of dollars in debt, yet no one willing to do without the comforts they have become used to. The people in line behind them – the next generation – will have to pay for their Premium Grilled Chicken Club.  Hey,  if the next generation is smart, they’ll be sure to order the Obama Extra Value Meal, too!