This is an allegory.  Sort of.  I guess.  I mean, how else would you categorize it?

John McCain, Hilary Clinton, and Barack Obama were walking down a street when
they came upon a homeless man.

John McCain gave the man his business card and told him to come to his office for a job. He then took $20 out of his pocket and gave it to the man.

Hilary Clinton didn’t want to be outdone, so when they came across a second homeless man she walked up to him. She gave him directions to the welfare office and reached into John McCain’s pocket and came up with $20. She kept $15 for her administrative fees and gave the homeless man $5.

Coming across a third homeless man, Barack Obama went up to him and told him to “have hope, change is coming” and gave him nothing.

Now do you understand the difference?