Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Swear I'm Not Making This Up

I haven't mentioned it much, but since late November, I've been tutoring an 11-year old girl as a part-time gig. It's been a lot of work, but I tell you what, this little girl has done much to restore my faith in little girls.

Tonight for instance, she asked me, "Have you heard about what that Bush guy wants to do?"

I sort of laughed, and said, "No telling, what's he doing now?"

"Well, he wants to give everybody MONEY. Just GIVE it to 'em. Like a thousand bucks!"

"So do you think that's a good idea?"

She thought for a minute. "Well, I heard it's so people will spend it, but some people aren't going to spend it, they're going to just save it. Like, maybe for college."

"That's true."

"And SOME people, they might buy some crappy toys with it, just because they look cool, then those'll break, and they'll put 'em in a dump somewhere, and before you know it, the whole country will just be one big dump."

"That's possible, too."

"And really, I just think if that Bush guy wants to do this, he must be getting something for it. I don't know what, but I'd like to know; there's got to be something in it for him. Because that Bush guy? He's just sneaky."


Bryan said...

From the mouths of children come the most profound truths. Though, in truth, I would qualify his actions as asinine, ill-conceived, knee-jerk, and hopelessly over-simplified. Sneaky seems to imply that the decision to give everyone money was done with some ACTUAL thought behind it. I, on the other hand, don't credit Bush with the ability to contemplate ramifications. Kind of like a puppy who won't stop eating gravel. JBF

Jonathan's Mommy said...

Well, I plan to take my $1500 and put it towards a vacation in Mexico with the hubby, so take that you old sneaky Bush!!