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Archive for 1 July 2009
John is 63 years old and owns his own business. He is a life-long Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year is now all but gone. With the stock market crashing and all the new taxes coming his way, John knows he will be working for a good number more years.
John has a Granddaughter. Ashley is a recent college grad. She drives a late model car, wears all the latest fashions, and also likes going out and eating out a lot. Ashley campaigned hard for Obama, and after he won the election she made sure her Grandfather (and all other Republican family members) received more than an earful on how the world is going to be a much better place now that Obama won the election.
Ashley recently found herself short of cash and cannot pay her bills, again. As she has done many other times in the past, she emailed her Grandfather asking for some financial help. Here is his reply:
“Sweetheart, I am replying to your request for more money. Ashley, you know I love you dearly and am sympathetic to your financial plight. Unfortunately, times have changed. With the election of President Obama, your Grandmother and I have had to set forth a bold new economic plan of our own….the ‘Ashley Economic Plan’. Let me explain. Your grandmother and I are highly productive, wage-earning tax payers. As you know, we have lived a comfortable life and in return have forgone many things like fancy vacations, luxury cars, etc. We have worked hard and were looking forward to retiring soon. But this plan has changed. Your president is significantly raising our personal and business taxes. He says it is so he can give our hard earned money to other people. Do you know what this means, Ashley? It means less income for us. Less income means we must cut back on many business and personal expenditures. One example is, we were forced to let go of our receptionist today. You know her. She always gave you candy when you visited my office. Did you know she worked for us for the past 18 years? I can’t afford her anymore.
That is a taste of the business side. Some personal economic affects of Obama’s new taxation policies include none other than you. You know very well that over the years your grandmother and I have given you thousands of dollars in cash, tuition assistance, food, housing, clothing, gifts, etc., etc. By your vote, you have chosen another family over ours for help. Judging from your Email requesting more money, I recommend you call 202-456-1111. That is the direct telephone number for the White House. You, yourself, repeatedly told me I was foolish to vote Republican. You said Mr. Obama is going to be the people’s president and is going to help every American live a better life. Based upon everything you have told me and things we heard from him as he campaigned, I am sure Mr. Obama will be happy to send a check or transfer money into your checking account. Have him call me for the transaction and account numbers, which by now I know by heart.
Perhaps you now can understand what I have been saying for all my life: Those who vote for the president should consider what the impact of an election will be on the nation as a whole, and not just be concerned with what they can get for themselves (welfare, etc.). What Obama voters don’t seem to realize is all of the “government’s” money he is ‘redistributing’ to illegal aliens and non-taxpaying Americans (deemed “less fortunate”) comes from tax money collected from income tax-paying families. Remember how you told me, “Only the richest of the rich will be affected”? Guess what, honey? Because of our business, your Grandmother and I are now considered to be the richest of the rich. On paper, it might look that way. But in the real world, we are far from it. But, as you said while campaigning for Obama, some people will have to carry more of the burden so all of America can prosper. You understand what that means, right? It means that raising taxes on productive people results in them having less money. Less money for everything, including granddaughters.
Congratulations on your choice for “change”. For future reference, I encourage you to attempt to add up the total value of the gifts and money you’ve received from us over the years, and compare it to what you expect to get over the next four years from Mr. Obama.
Remember, we love you dearly… but from now on you’ll need to call the number referenced above when you need help.
Good luck, sweetheart.
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Stop the ACLU has a pretty good break down. Even the libby press is getting fed up with the White House’s BS. Heh.
With the Supreme Court’s decision in Ricci v. DeStefano this week, we can now report that Sonia Sotomayor is even crazier than Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
To recap the famous Ricci case, in 2003, the city of New Haven threw out the results of a firefighters’ test — which had been expressly designed to be race-neutral — because only whites and Hispanics scored high enough to receive immediate promotions, whereas blacks who took the test did well enough only to be eligible for promotions down the line.
Inasmuch as the high-scoring white and Hispanic firemen were denied promotions solely because of their race, they sued the city for race discrimination.
Obama’s Justice-designate Sotomayor threw out their lawsuit in a sneaky, unsigned opinion — the judicial equivalent of “talk to the hand.” She upheld the city’s race discrimination against white and Hispanic firemen on the grounds that the test had a “disparate impact” on blacks, meaning that it failed to promote some magical percentage of blacks.
In this podcast, The Chad takes on a number of issues, the first being Cap & Trade. Chad breaks down the basics of Cap & Trade so simply (not simplistically) that anyone can understand it…even a lib! And this hits home for me, because yes, the Chris he mentions IS me. Another thing he brings up is the fact that the left just doesn’t understand how the manufacturing in this country supports them. When you kill the manufacturing, it will kill this economy. I’m not going to spoil it for you…I want you to hear it from him.
He then takes on the Wisconsin budget (hold me back!!). I agree 100% in that the taxes and/or fees are bad enough, but when you sneak public policy into a BUDGET, that is despicable. We’re talking same sex partner benefits and in-state tuition to ILLEGAL immigrants, just to name a couple. At one point there was the provision for “drivers cards” for illegals, but that was shot down (thank goodness). Please, can anyone tell me what in the world this has to do with the budget??? And I don’t want to hear about the pros and cons of these provisions…I’m just pointing out that this does NOT belong in the budget.
This state is losing businesses left and right (no pun intended) and those in Madison just don’t seem to care! Chad mentions that Mercury Marine is considering moving their headquarters…this again hits home. My brother was one of the top engineers at Merc…and got laid off about two months ago. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…this state is a trial lawyer’s dream, a business owner’s nightmare, and they don’t give a s**t about us “ordinary” citizens. They are taxing everyone right out of the state. I am from Illinois. I was born there and grew up there. I had a feeling when I married a cheesehead I would end up here. And I did. But ya know what? I LOVE Wisconsin!! I really do! I love the people, I love the friendliness…I’m happier here than I ever was in Illinois. But I gotta tell you friends, if things keep going the way their going, even WE may have to leave. The government here is drunk with power, and they don’t seem to give a damn about the “regular” people. I have to wonder…are they THAT out of touch, or do they just not care?
To lighten it up, The Chad then goes on to talk about celebrities and happiness. I’ve not much to add to that, but I suggest that you go and listen…some wise words.
The Mr and I are ready to head out the door…..going to Nashville! See y’all tomorrow!
Oh yeah…and the computer is obviously going with me, so it’s not like I’ll be out of touch.
…..WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT????????
When House Democratic leaders were rounding up votes Friday for the massive climate-change bill, they paid special attention to their colleagues from Ohio who remained stubbornly undecided.
They finally secured the vote of one Ohioan, veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, the old-fashioned way. They gave her what she wanted – a new federal power authority, similar to Washington state’s Bonneville Power Administration, stocked with up to $3.5 billion in taxpayer money available for lending to renewable energy and economic development projects in Ohio and other Midwestern states.
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, included the Kaptur project in a 310-page amendment to the legislation unveiled at 3 a.m. Friday, just hours before the bill was to be debated on the House floor. The amendment was packed with other vote-getting provisions, both large and small, that had been sought by dozens of wavering Democrats.
The wheeling and dealing proved successful. Mr. Waxman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, backed by the personal lobbying of President Obama, won over enough lawmakers to pass the bill narrowly Friday evening, 219-212.
Obviously, politicians are not cheap….BUT THEY CAN BE BOUGHT!
Politicians for sell is nothing new, but you’d think they would stop…just for a minute or two, and consider the ramifications. Nope! That would be asking WAY too much of our supposed elected representatives. Perhaps it’s time to lock the SOBs out of OUR House!
Looks like the legislators in Nashville didn’t have enough to do with real issues. Nope, they had to come up with a few laws that shouldn’t even have to be an issue. You’d think that Common Sense would prevail, but since he was buried quite a while ago, the state folks thought it would be a good idea to point out the obvious. For instance:
Prohibiting people from reading or sending cell phone text messages while driving. SB0393.
Now, I don’t know about you, but this isn’t really something I do. It makes no sense to try to type, while driving. You’re suppose to keep your eyes on the road at all times. At least that’s what I was taught in Driver’s Ed, way back in 19**. (nunya bidnez)
How ’bout this one:
Forbidding aiming a laser pointer at firefighters and emergency medical technicians. HB0815.
Well DUH! People shouldn’t be pointing those things at anyone, at any time. I’m wondering if they thought this law was necessary because of the lazer’s that are on guns? Then of course, you shouldn’t be pointing a gun at firefighters and EMT’s either!
Weren’t people aware ya don’t do this either?
Creating an offense for falsely wearing military decorations. SB1168
I thought there were already laws prohibiting such things, but I guess not. Bubba, you wanna those ribbons, you damn sure better have earned ‘em!
Printing larger dates of birth on Tennessee driver’s licenses to make them easier for retailers to read.
Put your flippin’ glasses on! I’m an old woman, and perhaps not the brightest bulb in the box, but even I know if I can’t read something without my glasses, I need to put ‘em on! Jeeez!
And this is just weird:
Making it a criminal offense for a person to disseminate autopsy images without consent from the deceased’s family. SB1517.
Why would anyone want to even do such a thing?
Like I said….common sense is dead, so lawmakers, evidently, have to put more laws on the books, so we don’t do stupid stuff. Really sad commentary, isn’t it. There are a LOT more, but these are just the ones that caught my attention.
Guy gets drunk. Gets on a motorcycle. Passenger gets killed. Bar holds a fundraiser…for the drunk?? Read about it here…