A wealthy Republican and a wealthy Democrat were walking down the street together one day. A homeless man came up to them and told them a tale of woe how he had fallen on hard times, and asked for some money. The Republican thought for a moment, and then gave the man several one hundred dollar bills with the instructions: "Go pick up some nice clothes at a local thrift shop. Next, rent a cheap hotel room, get a shower and clean up, and get a good nights rest. Here's my business card; show up tomorrow and we'll look into getting you employed." Many blocks later the Republican and Democrat ran into another homeless person asking for money. The Democrat was so moved, he took several one hundred dollar bills out of the Republican's pocket and gave them to the homeless person.