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Dec 23, 2011

Political Economics for Dummies

I grow tired of debating people who use terms and case studies incorrectly. I remembered coming across this online a few years ago so here’s a refresher lol…

DEMOCRAT 


You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none. 
You feel guilty for being successful. 
You push for higher taxes so the government can provide cows for everyone. 


REPUBLICAN 

You have two cows. 
Your neighbor has none.
So? 


SOCIALIST 

You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. 
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. 


COMMUNIST 

You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk. 
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour. 


CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE 

You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows. 


BUREAUCRACY, CANADIAN STYLE 

You have two cows.
Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pour the milk down the drain. 


AMERICAN CORPORATION 

You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. 
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. 
You are surprised when one cow drops dead. 
You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses. 
Your stock goes up. 


FRENCH CORPORATION 

You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows. 
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good. 


JAPANESE CORPORATION 

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. 
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school. 


GERMAN CORPORATION 

You have two cows. 
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. 
Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year. 


ITALIAN CORPORATION 

You have two cows but you don’t know where they are. 
You break for lunch.
Life is good. 


RUSSIAN CORPORATION 

You have two cows.
You drink some vodka.
You count them and learn you have five cows. 
You drink some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. 
The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have. 


TALIBAN CORPORATION 

You have all the cows in Afghanistan , which are two. 
You don’t milk them because you cannot touch any creature’s private parts.
You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons. 


IRAQI CORPORATION 

You have two cows.
They go into hiding. 
They send radio tapes of their mooing. 



POLISH CORPORATION 

You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them. 


BELGIAN CORPORATION 

You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic.
Sometimes the cow thinks he’s French, other times he’s Flemish. 
The Flemish cow won’t share with the French cow.
The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow’s milk. 
The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy. 


FLORIDA CORPORATION 

You have a black cow and a brown cow. 
Everyone votes for the best looking one. 
Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.
Some people vote for both.
Some people vote for neither.
Some people can’t figure out how to vote at all.
Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best looking cow. 


CALIFORNIA CORPORATION 

You have millions of cows. 
They make real California cheese. 
Only five speak English.
Most are illegal.
Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.

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