OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM
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Opening remark:
No one knows when the following took place, because
it starts with "once upon a time"...sorry 'bout that!

Once upon a time there was a little red rooster
Who kept scratching the barnyard over and over
Until grains of wheat he happened to discover
Then to the duck and the goose made this offer
If you help me plant this wheat
Then we shall have bread to eat

The duck said: got a sore finger, can't help you
The goose said: this kind of work I refuse to do

Then I will, said the little red rooster. And he did.

The wheat grew and grew, and ended up well over three feet
The little red rooster asked: will you help me cut my wheat

The duck said: not me...gee, I'll lose my u.i.c.
The goose said: not me...just ain't my cup of tea

Then I will, said the little red rooster. And he did.

The wheat was grinded and ready, but before he went ahead
The little red rooster asked: will you help bake my bread

The duck said: no way...I'm a dropout and just don't care
The goose said: no way...gee, they'll take me off welfare

Then I will, said the little red rooster. And he did.

He baked three loaves, which he stored in his pantry
The duck and the goose protested, demanding equality

The duck cried: filthy rich...all you care about is you
The goose cried: capitalist pig...you got more than I do

On a large picket sign they painted "unfair"
Then marched around demanding their share

The little red rooster was visited by a government agent
You must not be greedy, he said
Then seized over half the bread

But I did all the work, complained the little red rooster
Exactly, replied the agent, you really are a good worker
And under our system you may earn all you can
But after you must divide with the idle man

And the little red rooster understood what was being done
So next year he baked three breads but declared only one

So, once upon a time, no one knows how far back
A little red rooster cheated on his income tax
Denis Borris.
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A true friend is a friend in spite of, not because of.