John M Grigg wrote:
> Spike wrote:
> >I don't see why it is necessarily a bad thing to have >most of the population living on the edge of fiscal >ruin. It keeps society humming, eh? spike
> "At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and Destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are
in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir."
"Why do you think I've been working so hard to produce this global
warming, then?" said Scrooge. "With the abolition of winter and the
tempering of previously polar regions for agriculture, the poor and
destitute will no longer suffer from extremes of temperature and lack of
"You are truly a man of the people, Scrooge," said the gentleman,"a true
prophet for change."
"Yes, I am poorly understood and even reviled in my own time among my
own people, like any prophet," replied Scrooge.
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