Written by Sara Pestinger
Here is a brief, simple, but powerful way to illustrate the HUGE difference in the directions of the Republican vs. Democratic candidates.
Is it better to give someone a fish or teach them how to fish for themselves?
Gosh, Everyone knows that giving a hungry person a fish is charitable and the right thing to do. Right?
Well perhaps, at least until they learn the other option: The better option is to teach the hungry how to fish for themselves. This ensures they will not only have fish for dinner but for the rest of their lives.
This could represent the differences between the Republican & Democratic candidates.
The Democrats allocate more and more money to providing fish to more and more people. The result is that while there may be a fish for dinner, there is no money left to help get boats ready for the people to fish for themselves. As a result, people are stuck in a rut. Keep in mind, this free fish is always the same old kind of fish every day of every month: no options, no choices, no variety to spice up life. Even worse, the hungry people are only given one fish when they really desire more. The only way to quench their appetite is to take more fish, fish their children will need in the future.
The good news is that the Republicans want to provide fish for a shorter period of time and use the remaining resources to prepare the boats and fishing poles so people can fish for themselves. With this plan and these tools, the hungry people individually have the power to choose what they will fish for resulting in all the variety they desire. Even better, if they choose, they can fish as often as they wish so their table can be as overflowing as they wish.
Which plan is better for America? The Republican plan is the best, most sustainable plan and the only plan that doesn't rob from our children's future.