Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Letter From Grandpa!

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:


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.


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