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Bipartisan efforts

Scorpion

An interesting parable about helping others in times of adversity or need can be found in the story of the scorpion and the turtle.

A scorpion and a turtle are on the same side of a river. The scorpion realizes he cannot cross the river himself, so he asks the turtle for assistance. Upon hearing this request the turtle states; Are you crazy! If I let you get on my back, you will sting me.

In his most reassuring voice the scorpion replies; Why would I do that? If I sting you, we will both drown in the river.

Assured of the logic in this, the turtle lets the scorpion climb on his back and begins the river crossing.

Partway across the river the scorpion stings the turtle. As the poison begins to take effect, the turtle says; Why did you do that? Now, we shall both drown.

In his last breaths, the scorpion answers; I can’t help it. It’s just in my nature to sting.

I think this story has a relevance to the Bailout that was developed. Every time I hear bipartisan I think of this story.

Imposing the nature of the scorpion on the liberals we see a common trait.

Anytime they have a chance to spend money, they do it with glee. Often at the expense of others who they insist they are trying to help.

The next time you hear from someone who in effect says; we are from the government and we are here to help, I hope you remember the fate of the turtle.