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Offline 5412

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A letter from Grandpa
« on: June 04, 2009, 07:24:49 AM »
 Hi all,

As a grandfather who just gave his granddaughter $5,000 to help pay off a college loan, this hit pretty close to home.  I realize how blessed I am because, in my case, she gets it.  When I told her that folks got a check from the government even if they did not work, her comment is "That's stupid, why would they ever want to get a job?"



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 e-mailed her
Grandfather asking for some financial help. Here is his reply:


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 voting 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.


Offline StantheTaxMan

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Re: A letter from Grandpa
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 07:28:59 AM »
Don't mess with Grandpa!  What a GREAT teaching moment!
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Offline rich_t

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Re: A letter from Grandpa
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 07:31:46 PM »
I got that today via e-mail from a friend of mine.

It is spot on.
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." --Norman Thomas, 1944