"Who will help me plant my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

>> "Not I," said the cow.  "Not I," said the duck. 

>> "Not I," said the pig.  "Not I," said the goose.

>> 

"Then I will do it by myself." She planted her crop and the wheat grew and
ripened.

>> 

>> "Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

>> 

>> "Not I," said the duck.  "Out of my classification," said the pig. 

>> "I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.

"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

>> "Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she   did.

>> 

>> "Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.  "I'd lose my welfare
benefits," said the duck.

>> "I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.

>> "If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the  goose.

>> "Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen.

>> 

>> She baked five loaves and the wonderful aroma filled the land, all of her
neighbors couldn't help  but enjoy the fragrance.

>> 

>> They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share but the little red hen
said, "No, I have worked hard on all five loaves, and I will  freeze what I
don't eat."

>> 

>> "Excess profits!" cried the cow.  "Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. 

>> "I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose.  The pig just grunted in
disdain. 

>> And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around and 

>> around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

>> 

 

>> Then the farmer came. He said to the little red hen, "You must not be so
greedy."

>> "But I worked and earned the bread," said the little red hen.

>> "Exactly," said the farmer. "That is what makes our free enterprise
system so 

>> wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But
under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must  divide
the fruits of their labor with those who are not working and  idle."

>> 

>> And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who
smiled and clucked, "I  am grateful, for now I truly understand."

>> 

>> But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her since she never again
baked bread because she  joined the 'party' and got her bread free.

>> 

>> 'Fairness' had been established.

>> 

>> Individual initiative had died but nobody noticed; perhaps no one  cared,
so long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying  for.??