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Am I Being Vindictive and/or Petty? (Vanity Post)
MplsSteve

Posted on 11/07/2012 1:27:47 PM PST by MplsSteve

I have an uncle in Wisconsin. He's slightly mentally handicapped and lives in subsidized housing because of his income level.

In tribute to my Grandma (who's been gone a number of years and of whom I still miss), I send my uncle a check every month. The check is only $30.00. I believe he uses it for living expenses that aren't covered by assistance. I rarely get an acknowledgement/thank you from him - unless of course, I'm late in mailing it out.

My uncle voted for Obama. Normally, I say "Live and let live" and let it go at that. But I am thinking about telling him that effective 1/01/13, that I'm cutting his monthly check from $30.00 to $15.00 because of the impending increase in taxes that I'll be paying as a result of Barack Obama's policies.

Given that my uncle is slightly mentally handicapped, I'm wavering about this. I don't wanna appear like a cad but at the same time, I don't wanna be taken for granted and want him to know that actions have consequences.

What would you do?


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1 posted on 11/07/2012 1:27:54 PM PST by MplsSteve
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I wouldn’t do it. He is mentally handicapped and was probably led to vote for 0. Even if he wasn’t, I would never try to purposely hurt the most vulnerable in our society.

And unfortunately, 0-care will ensure that he will be screwed when the death panels start working.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 1:31:09 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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Wow that’s pretty low.

Instead of spending the $30 per month (or $360 per year) why not just send him a pre-paid card for $350 each year (since you’re spending $6 in postage each year) then you don’t have to make 12 post office stops or receive any late notices from him. Sounds like you don’t like him much anyway.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 1:32:23 PM PST by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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You ask yet you already know the answer. You just don't like it.

Given that my uncle is slightly mentally handicapped, I'm wavering about this.

Yes, you are.

4 posted on 11/07/2012 1:32:31 PM PST by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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Give it a couple of days and I think you’ll still the 30 bucks.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 1:32:38 PM PST by TexasCajun
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Cut him off. Let the big government he loves so well take care of him.

This probably sounds like a curt, un-thought-out reactionary response. It is not. I understand that, as he is kin to you it might be hard. But if it were me, I'd pray about it and then cut his check in half.

6 posted on 11/07/2012 1:32:38 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 10/07/12)
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Keep sending it for the same reason you always have.

Nobility beats hostility every time . . .


7 posted on 11/07/2012 1:33:43 PM PST by trailz
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Yes, you should cut it in half because politics is more important than family. He needs to be taught a lesson...

seriously, why not at least wait until your taxes go up and see if you really can’t afford the extra $15.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 1:33:53 PM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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Jesus. Is this for real?


9 posted on 11/07/2012 1:34:54 PM PST by TightyRighty (I enjoy well-mannered frivolity.)
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I think you are are angry. Just send it for Grandma as you have been doing. I’m sure she is proud of you.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 1:34:54 PM PST by mimaw
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“..slightly mentally handicapped...”

Sounds like the typical Democrat to me.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 1:34:54 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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Give the money to a charity of your choice.More will be done with it.My buddy grew up in a hippy commune in late 60s california.He is a self made man and was sending his mother a 1000.00 a month until he found out she voted for the one in 08.He shut the money off with the quickness and when she called to bitch him out about it he told her to get it from obama.Elections have consequences you know.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 1:35:08 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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Sticky subject? Yes. Cruel/heartless? Nope.

Fact: He was mentally stable enough to vote. Actions have consequences.

Or they should.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 1:35:09 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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The Bible says, in multiple places, to do good to those who mistreat you and to treat others the way you would like others to treat you.

Depending on your financial circumstances, if you can afford to continue to help your uncle, you should do it. Just tell him that you’re sorry the money will likely not stretch as far because of the increased cost of living and taxes that his President plans.

It’s always better to be gracious, and, in this case, if he has mental problems he may not get your point if you try to be vindictive.

Besides, you’re doing it for Grandma.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 1:35:11 PM PST by Jedidah
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Give it a couple of days and I think you’ll still send the 30 bucks. ...it’s the right thing to do.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 1:35:54 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

at least you’re decent enough to read Cornwell...


16 posted on 11/07/2012 1:36:22 PM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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I would get new custom checks that clearly state your views. The back ground on a check can be also most anything. I don’t know if you could checks with “Obama Sucks” as a background but it is a fun thought.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 1:36:41 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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I would get new custom checks that clearly state your views. The back ground on a check can be also most anything. I don’t know if you could checks with “Obama Sucks” as a background but it is a fun thought.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 1:36:50 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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ISAIAH 58:7
Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 1:36:58 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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I don’t know what “slightly mentally handicapped” means, exactly, but a Christian takes care of family in need, unless you’re violently rejected. If you actually take a hit to your standard of living that makes $30 impossible, then by all means send less or none, but I don’t think this is the venue for an anti-Obama statement.

Best wishes!


20 posted on 11/07/2012 1:37:33 PM PST by Tax-chick (Watch out for spiders.)
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