One of my facebook friends posted this “joke” and then I see it on Livejournal a couple of days later:
"A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the tea partier and says,"look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie".
It is not funny and not accurate. A more accurate, and equally as unfunny version would read something like this:
"A tea party member and a CEO form a working arrangement where the tea party guy contracts with the CEO to bake 12 cookies, the CEO takes 8 since it was his flour, water and sugar used to bake the cookies, and the tea partier keeps 4 cookies for his labor, then government takes two cookies from the tea partier and four from the CEO and gives it to the "public employee" who did not have anything to do with the making of the cookies".
What is not acknowledged in the original “joke” is the the public union employee will get his cookies one way or another and likely it is by using the guns of government to steal cookies from both the CEO and the tea partier (who to me represents the working class taxpayer for the purposes of this joke).