This is a political story with a moral courtesy of Legal Pub contributor, Judy. Time has caused old stories to have new endings.
The ant works hard all summer long, building his house and saving supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. However, the grasshopper dies a painful death without food or shelter.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs, dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and hungry. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, & ABC show film of the shivering grasshopper next to a photo of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing "It's Not Easy Being Green."
Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house and leads protesters in singing, "We shall overcome."
Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry tell Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper & calls for an immediate ant tax to punish his unfair share.
The EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactively taxing all Ants & granting aid to all Grasshoppers.
Furthermore, the ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs. Having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, the ant's home is confiscated by the government.
Hillary Clinton gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant. The case is tried before a panel of federal judges previously appointed by her husband. The ant loses everything!
The story ends as the grasshopper finishes the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in (formerly the ant's old house) crumbles because of lack of maintenance. The ant dies homeless in the snow.
The grasshopper dies of laziness. The abandoned house is populated by spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE MODERN STORY:
Use insecticide, it is faster!