I got a call to go pick up two guys in a fancy hotel in Phoenix in my cab.
When they got in the cab…I recognized from the accent they were from Scotland.
We talked about William Wallace…while I drove them to their destination. They both proudly proclaimed to be Socialists. I said that was wonderful…and that we all had to be something.
I explained that I belonged to the Tea Party…and had always leaned more towards the Republicans than the Democrats. And I took the time to educate them on American History…how the Civil War was fought between the Republican North and the Democratic South.
How the Democrats were so upset about losing the Civil War…they started the Ku Klux Klan. They were soaking it in. It was a much different view than they had heard in college.
We got to their destination. The meter said $28.00 … and I said the fare would be $48.00 for them.
They protested and complained. I had to explain…the $28.00 was the fare for freedom loving Capitalists. The fare for Socialist was $48.00.
They started laughing…and gave me $30.00…which was a two dollar tip. Guess they did not want to “share the wealth” after all.
Guess they were not really Socialists…or else they made a transformation really quick to Capitalism.
Socialism always sounds good…because you’re spending someone else’s money. That is why it always fails…you eventually run out of other peoples money to spend.