Monday, November 9, 2009

Joke of the Week

Tip o' the hat to my mom for this week's joke. Even thought she is kind of falling away from true conservative principles, she is still one of us, and has a great sense of humor.

Joe the plumber and his interpretation of Democratic “spreading the wealth:”
The Chosen One discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it.

Joe drives to The Chosen One’s house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood and where its clear that all the residents make more than $250,000 per year.

Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells The Chosen One , who is standing near the door, that its an easy repair that will
take less than 10 minutes.

The Chosen One asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe immediately says, “$9,500.”

“$9,500?” The Chosen One asks, stunned. “But you said it”s an easy repair!”
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“Yes, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than $250,000 per year so I can fix the plumbing of everybody who makes less than that for free,” explains Joe. “Its always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government to pass this philosophy as law, and it did pass earlier this year, so now all plumbers have to do business this way. It’s known as “Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2008.” Surprised you haven’t heard of it, senator.”

In spite of that, The Chosen One tells Joe there’s no way he’s paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves.

The Chosen One spends the next hour flipping through the phone book looking for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses listed have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Joe’s price, The Chosen One does nothing.

The leak under The Chosen One’s sink goes un-repaired for the next several days.

A week later, the leak is so bad that The Chosen One has had to put a bucket under the sink. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there’s a risk that the room will flood, so The Chosen One calls Joe and pleads with him to return.

Joe goes back to The Chosen One’s house, looks at the leaky pipe, and says “Let’s see this will cost you about $21,000.”

“A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!” The Chosen One quickly fires back.

Joe explains the reason for the dramatic increase. “Well, because of the “Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act,” a lot of rich people are learning how to fix their own plumbing, so there are fewer of you paying for all the free plumbing I’m doing for the people who make less than $250,000. As a result, the rate I have to charge my wealthy paying customers rises every day.

“Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work from the group of people who get it for free has skyrocketed, and there’s a long waiting list of those who need repairs. This has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, and nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they won’t make any money. I’m hurting now too all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won’t pay their fair share.”

The Chosen One tries to straighten out the plumber: “Of course you’re hurting, Joe! Don’t you get it? If all the rich people learn how to fix their own plumbing and you refuse to charge the poorer people for your services, you’ll be broke, and then what will you do?”

Joe immediately replies, “Run for president, apparently.”


j summett said...

If only we could get the Libs to read this and see how ridiculous their ideas are.

Right Wing Extreme said...

I think they would read it and say , "Yeah so?" Thanks for reading.