CONGRESSIONAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
1. Billy’s fifth grade class is going on a trip to Disneyland. Tickets cost $100 per student. There are 30 students in the class. Six of them don’t have enough money to buy a $100 ticket. There are four other kids, who aren’t in Billy’s class, but they want to go too, and they don’t want to pay anything. So how much will each of the children who have money need to pay so that everybody can go on the trip?
2. The students who bought tickets for the non-contributing students are angry, but they still want to go. There will now be 34 kids going (10 of whom paid much less than the others), but when the bus gets to the school, they find out that renting the bus cost $600.00. How much should the bus driver collect from each student? Who pays the bus driver for the students who don’t have any money?
EXTRA CREDIT: If there are only 26 seats on the bus, who doesn’t get to go on the trip?
Everybody wants to have it, but some people just can’t afford it, and other people who want it refuse to pay for it. The people who can pay for it don’t want to pay for everybody else’s healthcare. Finally, the taxpayers can’t afford the cost for a “bus” with enough seats to carry everybody.
Ultimately, those who can afford the price of admission will get to go to the park and ride the rides. Those who can’t afford it will have to settle for a free beanie with mouse ears.
Life is never fair, and if congress believes they can change that, they are living in Fantasyland.