To the editor:

Henny Penny said, “I have some wheat seed, to grow more wheat and make some bread. Who will help me till the garden and plant the seed?”

“Not I!” said Elizabeth Klobuchar. “Not I!” said Joe Bloomburg. “Not I!” said Bernie Steyer.

“I will do it!” said Henny Penny. And so she did.

The wheat grew well under Henny Penny’s care. And when it was ready for harvest, Henny Penny asked, “Who will help me cut, gather and thresh the wheat?”

“Not I!” said Joe Bloomburg. “Not I!” said Bernie Steyer. “Not I!” said Elizabeth Klobuchar.

“I will do it!” said Henny Penny. And so she did.

When Henny Penny had her grain clean and ready to grind into flour, she asked, “Who will help me grind the wheat, kneed the dough and bake the bread?”

“Not I!” said Bernie Steyer. “Not I!” said Elizabeth Klobuchar. “Not I!” said Joe Bloomburg.

“I will do it!” said Henny Penny. And so she did.

When it was time to take the bread out of the oven, Henny Penny asked, “Who will help me eat my bread?”

“I will!” said Elizabeth Klobuchar. “I will!” said Joe Bloomburg. “I will!” said Bernie Steyer.

“No you won’t!” said Henny Penny. “You would not help me plant my wheat. You would not help me harvest my wheat. You would not help me grind my flour or bake my bread. So you will not help me eat my bread!”

“Oh, yes we will!” said Joe Bloomburg, Bernie Steyer and Elizabeth Klobuchar. “We are the Government Redistribution of Wealth Committee, and we find it unfair that you should have all that bread while we have none. So we are taxing you, and taking your bread!”

And so they did, and left Henny Penny without any.

The (very sad) end.

Mary Frownfelter

4260 Rabbit Creek Road

Buchanan

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