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BO’s Government Run Candy Shop

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For more than one hundred years Harry’s Candy Store stood at the corner of Main Street and Liberty Way. Harry III was the fourth generation to own the family business. Harry provided a wide range of new and old fashioned candy. People came from miles around, some from other countries, to buy the quality candy that Harry offered.

One day, the Government decided that everyone should be entitled to candy. They believed that no one should ever be forced to go without candy. They also believed that if they ran the candy business, they could provide candy for everyone.

Many people became worried that the candy the government offered would not be of the same quality they were able to get at Harry’s.
The government assured the people that the quality would be the same. They told everyone that those who were happy with the quality and service at Harry’s, could continue to get their candy there. The Government would not force anyone to take their candy.

BO’s Government Run Candy Shop opened on the corner of Hope Street and Change Place on June 28, 2012.

BO’s offered all the same candy that Harry’s did but with one difference; the candy at BO’s didn’t cost a single penny.
Everyone was able to just walk right into BO’s and take whatever candy they wanted, for free.

Many of Harry’s customers realized that they could get the same exact candy, free of charge, at BO’s.
If they got the Government candy, they would have more money to spend on other things they wanted.

The lines started to become a little longer at BO’s as more and more people wanted their share of the free candy.

Soon the demand for candy was exceeding the supply that BO’s had on hand.

There was another slight problem. Even though BO’s was providing candy to everyone for free, the candy manufacturers were still charging BO’s.
BO’s realized that they could save on expenses by cutting out many of the manufacturers.
BO’s Government Run Candy Shop soon began manufacturing most of it’s own candy.

Meanwhile, with less and less customers, Harry’s could no longer afford to keep the shelves stocked with the many different varieties of candy they had offered in the past. And, the candy they were able to put on the shelves was of a lesser quality. Harry’s was forced to sell cheaper candy just to stay in business. This resulted in even less customers. People were no longer coming from different countries and more and more of the locals were going to BO’s.

The lines now grew even longer at BO’s Government Run Candy Shop.
BO’s was forced to open several other locations just to handle the amount of people getting the free candy. This of course created another problem for BO’s. More locations meant more overhead and more expenses. To keep the escalating costs down, BO’s Government Run Candy Shop was forced to cut back on some of the different varieties of candy they were manufacturing.

Soon many of the private manufactures and distributors either closed down or began to manufacture only the candy now being given away at BO’s Government Run Candy Shop.

Now even if Harry wanted to sell the same candy as before, the manufacturers were no longer producing the quality candy which was once so highly sought after.

Some of the people began to complain that BO’s no longer offered their favorite candy.
BO’s assured these people that there was still several different varieties to choose from. They told the people that the quality of the candy they were providing was the same and there would now be shorter wait times.

Some of the people went back to Harry’s but found that the quality of candy there was no longer what it had been. They eventually realized that they would be paying for the same candy that BO’s was providing for free. They returned to BO’s.

BO’s expenses continued to grow and the demand for candy was never ending.

The Government hired the best analysts who conducted extensive research and studies on all the candy BO’s was providing. The analysts determined that they could save the Government even more money by using cheaper ingredients and only producing one type of candy. They decided that black licorice was the cheapest candy to produce. The people could now have all the black licorice they wanted, free of charge.

When more and more people started to complain about the bad taste the black licorice was leaving in their mouths, the government assured them that black licorice was still candy, still free for everyone and that more locations could be opened up to better serve them.
With the money saved, BO’s promised to form a research department to develop a better black licorice with no aftertaste.

Harry’s, along with hundreds of other independent candy stores had to eventually shut its doors. They could no longer afford to stay in business. This resulted in even longer lines at BO’s Government Run Candy Shop and many people now had to go without black licorice due to shortages.

Expenses continued to skyrocket for BO’s. They could no longer keep all the locations opened and there was no longer any money for the research department to develop a better tasting black licorice. BO’s no longer offered services on Saturdays. The result: longer lines and still a bad taste in the people’s mouths.

Eventually BO’s Government Run Candy Shop had to come up with a way to continue to provide the people with the black licorice.
They realized that they could no longer allow the people to come to BO’s Government Run Candy Shop whenever they wanted. People would now only be allowed to get their candy on their specific days and at their specific times.
Many people called it rationing but BO’s assured everyone that it was necessary so that everyone still got their share of the free candy that they deserved.
BO’s Government Run Candy Shop also decided to introduce a candy fee. The people called it a tax but BO’s argued that everyone was still getting the same amount and quality of candy as everyone else and the fee was still less then what they paid at Harry’s.

As more and more people demanded the black licorice, the wait between visits to the candy store became greater and greater.
The candy fee everyone had to pay kept increasing. The people were now paying more for black licorice then they had ever paid for the quality candy Harry’s once offered.

No one was happy and everyone wished for the good old days when they were able to buy their candy at Harry’s.

Everyone hoped it would one day change.


Authors notes:

Over simplified? Of course
Juvenile? Very
Sound like a children’s book. You bet.

You see, liberals and the left are like children. You must simplify things so that they understand. Yet even then, they just don’t get it.

Children believe money grows on trees and there is a never ending supply, just like liberals and the left.

Children live in the moment and do not think of the long term effects, just like liberals and the left.

Children believe everything they are told, just like liberals and the left.

Children don’t think of consequences, just like liberals and the left.

Children look to Mommy and Daddy and other adults to tell them what to do. Liberals and the left look to the government.

I chose black licorice because I hate black licorice.

Idiots In Control

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What kind of society are we living in where school children are not allowed to use sun block? When those in power believe it better to endure a sunburn than risk some improbable reaction to the sun block?
We have allowed IDIOTS into positions of power for too long now.
People need to begin to realize that those responsible for making choices that effect us all, really have no business doing so.
We must stop expecting so much but accepting so little.