2012 Version of The Ant and The Grasshopper
Original Author Unknown to Ten8
The ant works hard in summer’s withering heat & rain to build his house and lay up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs, dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant is 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.
Obamatons are stunned by the sharp contrast and ask: How can it 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…’
Obama’s ACORN, now called Organizing for America, stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing, “We shall overcome.”
Then Reverends’ Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton have the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake, but do not offer him a room in their houses.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames Presidents’ Bush & Reagan, Christopher Columbus, the Pope, and white people everywhere for the grasshopper’s plight.
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi & U.S. Senate Majority Leader 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 GHCLU (Grasshopper Civil Liberties Union), in conjunction with Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, drafts, and the Congress adopts, the Economic Equity & Anti-Productive Ant Act of 2012 retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
As a result, the ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having no money left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by Obama’s Czar for All Things Green and given to the grasshopper as reparation for the injustice he has been forced to endure.
As the story ends, we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he lives 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, on the run from the IRS, whose Obama appointed leader, Timothy Geithner, had to pay back taxes before taking office, has disappeared into the snow and hasn’t been seen since.
Weeks later, the grasshopper is found guilty of murder for his role in a ‘revenge’ related drive-by shooting that left 4 ants dead and sent to prison for life where he will always be warm, well fed, and receive top-notch medical care for the rest of his life.
The ant’s old house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the now ramshackle, but once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation, having been forced to implement the Economic Equity & Anti-Productive Ant Act, collapses taking the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Fire Obama Now!