Skip to comments.Am I Being Vindictive and/or Petty? (Vanity Post)
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?
He’s family and handicapped. You’d feel worse if you did what you’re contemplating. You could, however, put in a card explaining that you’re disappointed that he voted for Obama considering that Obama isn’t the one sending him money every month.
Cut him off. All Obama voters are “slightly” or greater mentally handicapped.
You are doing a kindness, a gift, a charity.
You have NO obligation to provide for, whatever the circumstance, someone who votes against your financial interest.
PS...if you think you’re feeling bad...I just cut off my daughter’s college money, as she felt the need to “express herself” and vote against the family’s monetary well-being in Ohio.
Hope she likes “expressing herself” as she waits tables for next semester’s tuition (and her books, healthcare, car insurance, rent, food...hahaha).
Not a funny hahahaha, but hey, her choice. And I’m all about respecting “choice”. I’m just not going to subsidize it.
Not anymore. I’m Going Galt. Any of his books that aren’t in the library I don’t read from now on.
Keep the Thirty Bucks. And do what you can to get Uncle a free Obama Phone.
That’s worth $30.00 so it’s a win/win for you and your uncle.
If he has enough brains to still vote and vote for Obama he has enough brains to know better. Cut him off and tell him to go find “Obama Money” to fill his needs.
Those that are dependent on govt all voted for the dims, we have too few pulling the wagon this is why we lost.
How did that happen?
I doubt he’d understand. I’d just let it go.
The voters have spoken for government solutions. If you think you need the money then tell him you cannot afford it anymore - do not make politics the reason but rather your impending financial position. I too send amounts of $60 weekly and $75 bimonthly to different family members and wish I could stop - but their appetite for free stuff exceeds that of the governments current generosity;)
Give if you want to, don’t give if you don’t want to. How he voted is irrelevant. the fact that he appears to be ungrateful is also irrelevant.
It is admirable that you honor your grandparents in this way. But it’s not a requirement, it’s your choice.
Does sending him a check make you feel good? If so, do it. If it no longer makes you feel good - or has become a financial strain on your own family - then don’t.
Don’t do it out of guilt though - that’s destructive to both of you.
If he is only slightly mentally handicapped then let the state care for him. He’s not your problem.
You are being both petty and vindictive.
But that’s OK.
I am in the process of cutting off all relatives, friends and business associates who voted for him or who are demonrats.
These people are destroying us. They are the enemy. They deserve to be shunned.
Liberal media and entertainment industries.
Friends their age.
Yes it is. :o)
It's kind of like, "I'll show you...voting for Obama...."
...or "Don't vote for Romney so we can send the GOP a message that we want more conservative candidates."
It's petty. So I do hope yours is knee-jerk when you say, "Cut him off. Let the big government he loves so well take care of him."
Obama voters just made the biggest mistake of their lives. They will soon feel the affects of higher Taxes, fewer Jobs and higher Food,etc Prices.
We are going GALT. Due to the short supply - higher prices of ammo we will no longer be firing warning shots! See you Patriots in GALTLAND!
Good luck with that and let’s hope your wyrd leads you to something better.
Keep giving him the money. Treat him how you would want to be treated. Love him regardless of his stupidity.
Send a card saying you donated in his name to the Human Fund.
Good for you and I agree with you. I’d do the same thing if I was helping to support someone that was voting against my, and the country’s, interest.
I admire you.