Monday, November 02, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now?

I found a wickedly funny post on Israpundit:

From Grandpa

My 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 I (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 me asking for some financial help. Here is my 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.

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3 comments:

Dr.D said...

Its not really funny; it is the sad truth. It is a shame that Ashley has shown such disrespect to her grandparents, and now has to learn the lesson the hard way. It would be heartening if we could think that she would really wise up, but that is probably too much to ask.

This is a prime argument for why the franchise, the right to vote, should have never been given to those who do not own property. Ashely has no investment in the future of this country, and yet her vote counts for just as much as that of her grandfather who has invested his life in building a business that supports his own family, and was supporting others before government interfered. The Ashleys of this nation should not be voting.

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