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Billy is learning about the American political system in school. He comes home one day and asks his dad to help explain the whole system. He says "Dad, I'm confused, we are studying politics in school and I just don't get it."

His dad says, "Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I'm the breadwinner of the family, so let's call me "capitalism". Your mom, she's in charge of the family budget, so we'll call her the "government". We're here to take care of your needs, so we'll call you the "people". Now, the nanny, she works for us so we'll consider her to be the "working class". And your baby brother, we'll call him the "future". Do you understand it now?"

"I'm not sure" he replied.

"Well why don't you think about it for awhile and we'll talk about it again in the morning."

So Billy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has pooped in his diaper. So the little boy goes to his parents' room and finds his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.

The next morning, the little boy says to his father, "Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now."

The father says, "that's good Billy, in your own words tell me what you think politics is all about".

Billy replies, "Well, while capitalism is screwing the working class, the Government is sound asleep, the people are being ignored and the future is in deep shit."

Jokes Index Robert Chasmer - (C) KAOS 1995-2000.