Monday, August 13, 2007

Elephants create marshmallows

To those who say that government creates jobs, I say, sure, in the sense that elephants create marshmallows. So there's this elephant and he has gotten it into his fermented-banana-fried brain that marshmallows are evil. And he finds a factory that makes marshmallows. And, being an elephant, he starts stomping on the factory, driving away the workers, destroying the marshmallow-making equipment. Then, halfway through, he changes his mind and goes looking for something else to stomp on. And a bunch of Kos kids run up to him and bow down, crying and chanting, "Thank you, Mr. Elephant! You have made it possible to create millions of marshmallows! Thank you for not completely destroying the factory!"
So, yes, in that sense government can create jobs.