Most everyone if familiar with the story of the Grasshopper and The Ant. In the ORIGINAL VERSION The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter while 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.
Now we have the MODERN VERSION:
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,building his
house and laying up supplies for the winter.
Meanwhile 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 others are cold and starving.
How can this be,that in a country of such wealth,this poor grasshopper
is allowed to suffer so?
when they sing,‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’
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.
and,having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes,his home is
confiscated by the Government Green Czar.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the
ants food while the government house he is in,which just happens to be the ant’s old house,crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow.
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 the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY:Be careful how you vote in 2010.
“In God We Trust”