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|07-17-2009, 05:23 AM||#1|
*VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff*
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Marty Robbins old hometown, Glendale Arizona--a suburb of Phoenix.
A LETTER FROM GRANDPA.....
> 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
> 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 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. 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 affe cted"? 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.
> PS: How was your recent trip to Jamaica ? I have never been there but I
> hear it is lovely this time of year.