Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stupid Union Joke proven to be stupid even by liberal standards

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).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, the public employee made the cookies, the butter, the sugar and the flour. The CEO just owned the oven. (Which he inherited from his parents and wrote off on his taxes.)

Fester said...

Yeah because bureaucrats are known for their ability to produce goods (NOT!).

Anonymous said...

Awww. The CEO's don't make ANY money. They are on the street starving. Those poor, misunderstood shmoes. Blame the Unions! We can't have those CEO's suffering - They only make over 400times more than the average worker... but they deserve so much more.

Fester said...

WTF are you talking about? Are you talking about the CEO's of the banks the government was crawling all over themselves to save their bonuses, the CEO's of the auto companies, the government bailed out, the CEO's of the politically connected military industrial connected companies like Haliburton that the government can't seem to get enough contracts from, the CEO's of the big pharma where the government protects them from liability and also prevents competition through IP laws, the CEO's of the big agra companies that the government funnels millions of dollars to through "farm subsidies"? or are you talking about some other CEO's. I am not a supporter of the CEO's of these companies, but you are being ridiculous if you don't see that the real problem is the government using the force of taxes and IP and other regulations to funnel money directly into the pockets of these CEO's.