Editorial: What’s the difference?

400-BARBER-SHOPOne day a florist went into a barber shop in Washington, DC for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill and the barber replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a “Thank you” card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The cop was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a “Thank you” card and a dozen doughnuts waiting for him at his door.

Later that day, a Member of Congress came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The Member of Congress was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Members of Congress lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

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