From a friend:
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. She
considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, but her father was a
One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his
opposition to high taxes and welfare programs.
He stopped her and asked how she was doing in school. She answered
that she had a 4.0 GPA, but it was really tough. She had to study all
the time and never had time to go out and party. She didn't have time
for a boyfriend and didn't really have many college friends because of
spending all her time studying. On top of that, the part-time job her
father insisted she keep left absolutely no time for anything else.
He asked, "How is your friend Mary?"
She replied that Mary was barely getting by. She had a 2.0 GPA, never
studied, but was very popular on campus, didn't have a job, and went
to all the parties. She was always complaining about not having any
money, but didn't want to work. She often didn't show up for classes
because she was hung over.
Dad then asked his daughter why she didn't go to the Dean's office and
request that 1.0 be taken off her 4.0 and given it to her friend who
only had a 2.0. That way they would both have a respectable 3.0 GPA.
Then, she could also give her friend half the money she'd earned from
her job so that her friend would no longer be broke.
The daughter angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair. I worked
really hard for my grades and money, and Mary just loafs. Why should
her laziness and irresponsibility be rewarded with half of what I've
The father slowly smiled and said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."