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Let me get this straight- Be unemployed; Live free for a year?

Obama recently passed another program that I struggle to understand.

If you are unemployed, there is now a program to allow you to live in your home and NOT pay a mortgage for a year?

http://rismedia.com/2011-07-11/obama-administration-offers-additional-mortgage-relief-to-unemployed-homeowners/

Excuse me?

So, those of us who are hardworking, and maybe struggling to pay our mortgage or keep our homes are the ones who get no relief?

Instead, it’s unemployed or people who couldn’t afford to stay in their house to begin with?

When does hard work and savings really pay off in this country anymore? It seems more and more people are rewarded, or at least protected, for NOT being able to pay their bills.

Reminds me of the old parable with the Ant and the Grasshopper.

Not familiar with it? Read on below:

The ANT

AND THE

GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different ……

Two Different Versions …..

Two Different Morals

OLD VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and

laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and

plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter,

so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:

Be responsible for yourself!

MODERN VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long,

building his house

and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and

plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and

demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed

while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC

show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a

video of the ant in his comfortable home with

a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is

allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah

with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not

Easy Being Green..’

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the

news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright

has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake.

President Obama condemns the ant

and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus,

and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King

that the ant has

gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper,

and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his

fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act

retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and,

having nothing left to pay his retroactive

taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and

given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends

finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government

house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s

old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t

maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow,

never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the

house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who

terrorize and ramshackle, the once prosperous and peaceful,

neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest

of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Be careful how you vote in 2012

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