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Old 12-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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John G. Is 63 years old and owns a small business. He's a life-long
Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year has all but evaporated.
With the stock market crashing and new taxes coming his way, John assumes
now that he will work to his dying day.
John has a granddaughter. Ashley is a recent college grad. She
drives a flashy hybrid car, wears all the latest fashions, and loves to go
out to nightclubs and restaurants.. Ashley campaigned hard for Barack Obama.
After the election she made sure her grandfather (and all other Republican
family members) received a big I told-you-so earful on how the world is
going to be a much better place now that her party is taking over.

Having lost both roommates, Ashley recently ran short of cash and
cannot pay the rent (again) on her 3 bedroom townhouse. Like she has done
many times in the past, she e-mailed her grandfather asking for some
financial help.


Here is his reply:

Sweetheart,

I received your request for assistance.
Ashley, you know I love you dearly and I 'm 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 Empowerment Plan." Let me
explain.

Your grandmother and I are life-long, wage-earning tax payers. We
have lived a comfortable life, as you know, but we have never had the
fancier things like European vacations, luxury cars, etc. We have worked
hard and were looking forward to retiring soon. But the plan has changed.
Your president is raising our personal and business taxes significantly. 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 for us, and we must cut back on many
business and personal expenses.

You know the wonderful receptionist who worked in my office for
more than 23 years? The one who always gave you candy when you came over to
visit? I had to let her go last week. I can't afford to pay her salary and
all of the government mandated taxes that go with having employees. Your
grandmother will now work 4 days a week to answer phones, take orders and
handle the books. We will be closed on Fridays and will lose even more
income to the Wal-Mart.

I'm also very sorry to report that your cousin Frank will no longer
be working summers in the warehouse. I called him at school this morning.
He already knows about it and he's upset because he will have to give up
skydiving and his yearly trip to Greenland to survey the polar bears.

That's just the business side of things. Some personal economic
effects 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. But by your vote, you have chosen to help others -- not
at your expense -- but at our expense.

If you need money now sweetheart, I recommend you call 202-456-1111.
That is the direct phone number for the White House.. You yourself told me
how foolish it is 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 on everything you've told me, along with all the promises we
heard during the campaign, I'm sure Mr. Obama will be happy to transfer some
stimulus money into your bank account. Have him call me for the account
number which I memorized years ago..


Perhaps you can now understand what I've been saying all my life:
those who vote for a president should consider the impact on the nation as
a whole, and not be just concerned with what they can get for themselves.
What Obama supporters don't seem to realize is all of the money he is
redistributing to illegal aliens and non-taxpaying Americans (the so-called
"less fortunate") comes from tax-paying families.

Remember how you told me, "Only the richest of the rich will be
affected"?
Well guess what, honey? Because we own a 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.

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.

I'm sorry, Ashley, but the well has run dry. The free lunches are
over. I have no money to give you now. So, congratulations on your choice
for "change." For future reference, I encourage you to try and add up the
total value of the gifts and cash you have received from us, just since you
went off to college, and compare it to what you expect to get from Mr.
Obama over the next 4 (or 8) years.. I have not kept track of it, Ashley. It
has all truly been the gift of our hearts.

Remember, we love you dearly....but from now on you'll need to call
the number mentioned above. Your "Savior" has the money we would have given
to you. Just try and get it from him.

Good luck, sweetheart.

Love,
Grandpa

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That would be funny if it wasn't so tragically true.

Screw you Ashley, you little money grubber! Get out there and sell your ass for some extra cash for your lifestyle you can't afford. You dumb box. *finger*

A vote for Obama was a huge step back, I don't care what anyone thinks...

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Got this in e-mail a year or so ago. True assessment of way to many of our youth these days.

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LOL.
Funny story.
I guess it always sux to be on the loosing side.

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Yea, that's the thing about voting Dem. Even if you win...you still lose.

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Yea, that's the thing about voting Dem. Even if you win...you still lose.
Amen to that.
They have the super majority for God's sake and STILL can get anything done. They are too diplomatic for their own good. Weakness.
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Rope, tree, politician. Some assembly required.

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