Originally received as an email, the following is a slightly-edited re-print of an article posted here long before President Barack Hussein Obama began implementing his socialistic schemes to, as he said during the 2008 campaign, “spread the wealth.” After three years of his “spreading,” of bailing, of stimulating, of obamacaring, of indebting us and our children and grandchildren for the rest our lives, the article is more pertinent today than it ever was.
If the reader has read this before, read it again and forward it to anyone still contemplating voting for the man dedicated to bankrupting and destroying the nation we love. With the presidential election just five months down the road, it makes sense to know thine enemy.
(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.
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.)
Letter from a Granddad
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: We were forced to let go 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 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 to vote Republican.
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. 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.
Good luck, sweetheart.
Whether Gramp’s note to Ashley is genuine or not is irrelevant. What is relevant are his words to his “granddaughter” detailing the economic facts of life under her president. As the astute former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Dame Margaret Thatcher, correctly observed, “The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”