- Posted November 6, 2009 by
An Obama Halloween
Took the kids Trick or Treating last week. Found the scariest costumes I could find - Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
We knocked on the door of this beautiful white house in our neighborhood and Barack Obama himself answered the door with a giant bucket of candy that had "Bailout Candy" written on the side. We could see in the room behind him - a large pile of candy with a bunch of people with nametags that all said "Czar" on them. They were grabbing candy from the pile, laughing and stuffing their faces full.
President Obama said, "Hey kids - great costumes - boy is this your lucky night. Look - what I've done here - I've saved you and your parents all of the trouble of going from door to door and begging from those rich middle-class families in your neighborhood. From now on - 70% of all of their candy will be brought here - you each will receive 2 pieces of candy - and, of course, we will keep the rest."
My son said, "But, I like going from door to door and I get a whole lot more candy."
Obama, laughing, replied, "Look - son - you don't know what's best for you - we do. Candy is bad for you - we are protecting you from getting fat and having cavities - which is going to drive healthcare way up for your generation."
My daughter said, "Why are you doing this? Halloween was so much better before you came along?"
Obama said, "Look - little girl - Halloween has always been unfair - the poor kids do all of the work going from door to door - to beg from the rich. Now days, the rich are turning their porch light off and keeping all of the candy for themselves -- is that fair? I'm just trying to be fair to everyone."
My kids said, "This sucks!" as they turned to walk away.
Obama cried out, "By the way kids - you might want to save one of those pieces of candy for next April - you'll have to pay taxes on that."