A Letter from a Granddad
Guess you heard that 68% of the youth vote went to
Obama. My granddaughter called
this morning to tell me she was one of them. I replied with this e-mail:
The election of Obama comes down to this. Your grandmother and I, your mother, and
other productive, wage-earning tax payers will have their taxes increased and that means
less income left over. Less income means we will have to cut back on basic purchases, gifts
That includes firing the Hispanic lady who cleans our house twice a month. She just lost
her job. We can't afford her anymore.
What is the economic effect of Obama's election on you
personally? Over the years, your
grandmother and I have given you thousands of dollars in food, housing, cash, clothing,
gifts, etc. By your vote, you have chosen another family over ours for help. So in the future,
if you need assistance with your rent, money for gas, tires for your car, someone to bring
you lunch, etc. ... call 202-456-1111. That's the telephone number for the Office of the
President of the United States . I'm sure Mr. Obama will be happy to send a check from
his personal or business accounts, as we have, or leave cash in an envelope taped to his
front door for you, as we have.
It's like this. Those who vote for the President of
the United States 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, stimulus checks, etc.).. What Obama voters
don't seem to realize is that the government's money comes from taxes collected from tax
paying families. Raising taxes on productive people means they will have less money to spend
on their families.
Congratulations on your choice. For future reference,
you might attempt to add up all you've
received from us, your mom, Mike's parents and others and compare it to what you expect to
get over the next four years from Mr. Obama.
To congratulate Mr. Obama and to make sure you're on the
list for handouts, write
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20500
Love you Susan, but call the number listed above when
you need help.