I am not sure if any of you have run across this on the Intraweb, but I found it worth posting...FWIW
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN
Joe gets up and fills his coffee pot with water.
The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging
liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.
Joe takes his daily medication. His medications are
safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to
insure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's
medical plan because some liberal union workers fought
their employers for paid medical insurance -- now Joe
gets it too.
He prepares breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is
safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for
laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
The air he breathes is clean because some
environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop
industries from polluting our air.
He takes the subway which saves him considerable money
in parking and gas because some fancy-pants liberal
fought for affordable public transportation.
He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits,
retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some
lazy liberal union members fought and died for these
working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards
because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to
join the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed,
he'll get a worker's compensation or an unemployment
check because some stupid liberal didn't think he
should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
Joe's bank deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC
because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's
money from unscrupulous bankers.
Joe has a Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and a
below-market federal student loan because some elitist
liberal decided that Joe and the government would be
better off if he was educated and earned more money
over his lifetime.
Joe drives a car which is among the safest in the
world because some America-hating liberal fought for
car safety standards.
He visits his boyhood home. His was the third
generation to live in the house financed by Farmers'
because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The
house didn't have electricity until some big-government
liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and
demanded rural electrification.
His father lives on Social Security and a pension
because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made
sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
Joe listens to a conservative radio talk show. Joe
agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals
ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who
believes everyone should take care of themselves,
just like I have."