"I was talking to a friend’s little girl, and she said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, ‘If you were to be the President, what is the first thing you would do?’
She replied, ‘I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.’ ‘Wow - what a worthy goal.’ I told her, ‘You don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow, pull weeds, and sweep my sidewalks and driveway, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food or a new house.’ She thought that over for a few seconds ‘cause she’s only 6. And while her Mom glared at me, the little girl looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?”
And I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party, sweetheart.”
"Years later, the little girl grew into an adult and realized that homeless people are homeless because you can’t make enough to afford all you need by doing yard work for $50 a day, and that many homeless people were disabled or mentally ill, making physical labor and many other entry-level occupations impossible for them. Also, without access to reliable transportation or money to buy nice clothes and a college degree, finding a job that would allow them to purchase or rent a home was also nearly impossible.
The girl then became a radical socialist and demanded the end of capitalism, which had created a society in which if you couldn’t do the work that others assumed was easy, you didn’t deserve to have your basic needs met and could die in the gutter for all they cared.”