Friday, July 31, 2009

The Difference Between a Republican and a Democrat

A Republican and a Democrat were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. The Republican gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his business for a job. He then took twenty dollars out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

The Democrat was very impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. He walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. He then reached into the Republican's pocket and gave the homeless person fifty dollars.

Now you understand the difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Serious Comment: I have a very close relative who is a liberal, I once heard her say that she tells her children that the difference between a Republican and a Democrat is that Democrats care about people and that Republicans are selfish. I wanted to respond but we have had enough conflict over politics in our family that I bit my tongue and let it slide that time. I wanted to tell her that Democrats are generous with other peoples money.

Statistics show that Republicans are personally more generous, that they contribute more to charities, than Democrats. Now, one might argue that Republicans have more money to give than Democrats. Or, one might argue that since Republicans attend church more regularly that a lot of that charitable giving is to churches which may be paying high salaries to ministers and staff and building grand buildings and is not really charitable giving at all. Nevertheless, the statistics indicate those who call themselves Republicans give more to charity than Democrats. I think this joke illustrates the truth; it is easy to be generous and care about people with other peoples money.

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1 comment:

  1. Nope, your friend was wrong. But not for the reason you think.

    The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats tend to be more educated than Republicans.

    Those who have either a college degree or attended college trended more strongly Democratic in the last election than in any in recent history.

    Oh, yeah and Democrats don't give a damn about what goes on in their next door neighbors bedroom. Republicans do.