It's from Slate, so I assume they're trying to make fun of Republicans and Libertarians. I still find it humorous. (Especially when the kids point and laugh when the Dad has to go to work.)
There are lots of things you could debate ... E.g. do you equate the old-man who worked his whole life with the person who's suing because she slipped? I don't, of course.
Even with the slight quibbles I have, this is funny and a good way to spend one minute of your life.