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WANT A FREE HOUSE?
I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behinda group of jubilant individuals celebrating the coming implementationof the health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is whatensued: They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. Iheard a young man exclaim, "Isn't Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean,after all, he is healing the sick."
A young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, "Yeah, and he does it forfree. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market wouldn'twork for health care." Another said, "The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to deathso they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint forwhat he did for those of us less fortunate." At this, I had more than enough. I arose from my seat, mustering allthe restraint I could find, and approached their table. "Please excuseme; may I impose upon you for one moment?"
They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end oftheir table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.
"I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no moneyand I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you livethere. Anyone interested?"
They looked at each other in astonishment. "Why would you do somethinglike that?" asked a young man, "There isn't anything for free in thisworld." They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this manhad just made my point.
"I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money whatsoever.Anyone interested?" In unison, a resounding "Yeah" fills the room.
"Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money-free bargain."
I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacleunfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust.
"I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing toobey my rules."
Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment ontheir faces. The perky young woman asked, "What are the rules?"