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Posted on 03/20/2010 5:41:52 AM PDT by Dick Bachert

John G. Is 63 years old and owns a small business. He's a life-long Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year has all but evaporated.

With the stock market crashing and new taxes coming his way, John assumes now that he will work to his dying day.

John has a 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 Hussein Obama. After the election she made sure her grandfather (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 her grandfather asking for some financial help.

Here is his reply:

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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..

You remember the wonderful receptionist who worked in my office for more than 23 years? The one who always gave you candy when you came over to visit?

I had to let her go last week. I can't afford to pay her salary and all of the government mandated taxes that go with having employees.

Your grandmother will now work 4 days a week to answer phones, take orders and handle the books.

We will be closed on Fridays and will lose even more income to the Wal-Mart.

I'm also very sorry to report that your cousin Frank will no longer be working summers in the warehouse. I called him at school this morning. He already knows about it and he's upset because he will have to give up skydiving and his yearly trip to Greenland to survey the polar bears.

That's just the business side of things. Some personal economic effects of Obama's new taxation policies include none other than 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., etc.

But by your vote, you have chosen to help others -- not at your expense -- but at our expense.

If you need money now sweetheart, I recommend you call 202-456-1111. That is the direct phone number for the White House... You can also contact the White House here:

http://www..whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

You yourself told me how foolish it is to vote Republican. You said Mr Obama is going to be the People's President, and is going to help every American live a better life.

Based on everything you've told me, along with all the promises we heard during the campaign, I'm sure Mr. Obama will be happy to transfer some stimulus money into your bank account.

Have him call me for the account number which I memorized years ago..

Perhaps you can now understand what I've been saying all my life: those who vote for a president should consider the impact on the nation as a whole, and not be just concerned with what they can get for themselves. What Obama supporters don't seem to realize is all of the money he is redistributing to illegal aliens and non-taxpaying Americans (the so-called "less fortunate") comes from tax-paying families.

Remember how you told me, "Only the richest of the rich will be affected"?

Well guess what, honey? Because we own a 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.

I'm sorry, Ashley, but the well has run dry.. The free lunches are over.. I have no money to give you now. So, congratulations on your choice for "change."

For future reference, I encourage you to try and add up the total value of the gifts and cash you have received from us, just since you went off to college, and compare it to what you expect to get from Mr. Obama over the next 4 years. I have not kept track of it, Ashley. It has all truly been the gift of our hearts.

Remember, we love you dearly.....but from now on you'll need to call the number mentioned above.

Your "Savior" has the money we would have given to you. Just try and get it from him.

Good luck, sweetheart.

Love, Grandpa

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; redistribution; taxation
This may have been posted elsewhere here but a search for multiple keywords came up empty. Worth rereading -- and SHARING.
1 posted on 03/20/2010 5:41:52 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert

Perhaps the IRS will advise Ashley that she should have paid income tax on all of that largesse!

OUCH!


2 posted on 03/20/2010 5:47:40 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Unknown sources probably belong in chat.


3 posted on 03/20/2010 5:48:11 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Dick Bachert

This may have been posted elsewhere here but a search for multiple keywords came up empty. Worth rereading — and SHARING.


I don’t care how many times it’s been posted before, it bears posting again and again.

Thanks for posting today.


4 posted on 03/20/2010 5:55:58 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Dick Bachert

There’s already a lot of buyer’s remorse out there...the mainstream media isn’t reporting it...they continue to skew their polls with over-representation of Democrats.

This bill will probably pass this weekend...the outrage will be huge...the media will continue to lead cheers for Obama/Pelosi.

Unless the Dems can cook the election in November, this could be the end of the Democratic party, at least as we knew it. A good thing...but this bill is a heavy price to pay.

Re the November election, believe me, they will try and cook it.


5 posted on 03/20/2010 5:56:01 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Dick Bachert

I dunno. All I gather from this is he’s indulge the brat if times were good. Probably not the best idea in any circumstance.


6 posted on 03/20/2010 5:59:58 AM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: Dick Bachert

If this is a true missive, it is priceless!
And I know a number of family (in-laws from RI)who could benefit from getting a letter like this...


7 posted on 03/20/2010 6:11:35 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Netizen

Probably.

How about you copying and posting it there, too!


8 posted on 03/20/2010 6:17:04 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: sodpoodle

No, but if Grandpa gave her more than $10,000 a year, he owed taxes.


9 posted on 03/20/2010 6:26:38 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Oh, no doubt this is just someone’s little creation (fictional, in other words)...but the sentiment(s) expressed herein are spot-on.


10 posted on 03/20/2010 6:31:17 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Dick Bachert

Good stuff...


11 posted on 03/20/2010 6:32:27 AM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Dick Bachert
I don't care if someone made this letter up and spread it all over the place. When obama can go on tv any time he wants and spew One BS sob story after another to the public, we need get as many of these kind of writings out there for everyone to digest. Even if it's not genuine, it's TRUE!
12 posted on 03/20/2010 6:33:45 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dick Bachert

Someone posted this yesterday, too.


13 posted on 03/20/2010 6:34:18 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: RobbyS

Your right except I believe they raised it to 15,000.


14 posted on 03/20/2010 6:55:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rcrngroup

Ping for future ref


15 posted on 03/20/2010 7:22:46 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Dick Bachert

Ashley,

So how’s that hopey-changey thing working out for you?


16 posted on 03/20/2010 8:20:27 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Light up the Planet! Use lots of power during "Earth Hour;" Sat. March 27, 8:30 PM.)
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To: Dick Bachert

I do not like “made up” stories like this in this forum. there are too many true stories out there.


17 posted on 03/20/2010 8:20:36 AM PDT by HChampagne (I am not an AARP member and never will be.)
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To: HChampagne
I do not like “made up” stories like this in this forum. there are too many true stories out there.

Amen and worth repeating.

18 posted on 03/20/2010 12:22:25 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Dick Bachert
How about you copying and posting it there, too!

Not a chance. I doubt the veracity of it to begin with, which is why I think it belongs in chat and not news.

19 posted on 03/20/2010 12:23:51 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: RobbyS
No, but if Grandpa gave her more than $10,000 a year, he owed taxes.

That's the old limit; it has since been increased.

In fact, if I'm not mistaken, it would be she who would owe the taxes since she was the recipient.

20 posted on 03/20/2010 12:30:08 PM PDT by Bob
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To: RightOnline
Oh, no doubt this is just someone’s little creation (fictional, in other words)...but the sentiment(s) expressed herein are spot-on.

Even if the sentiments are biased and one sided, thanks to a decades long policy that spans numerous presidents of both parties to spend money we do not have. It isn't all Obama, he's just the latest.

21 posted on 03/20/2010 12:34:59 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen

It probably wouldn’t faze you if I told you I knew the author but he wishes to remain anonymous?

Nahhh...didn’t thinks so.


22 posted on 03/20/2010 3:38:18 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

I got this same text in an e-mail today.

I remember getting a similar e-mail (but he girl’s name wasn’t Ashley) a little over a year ago.

I have tried to search on Snopes with no success; submitted to Snopes for review.

I like to think that thre is some truth to this letter to a spoiled granddaughter.


23 posted on 03/20/2010 7:34:38 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Please remember that Snopes is owned and operated by a husband/wife team who are life-long DEMOCRATS and fervid — or is that fetid? — OBAMA SUPPORTERS.


24 posted on 03/21/2010 1:59:15 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

Thanks.

I wasn’t aware of the political background of Snopes.

Anyways, I found this post at Urban Legends that debunks the the charge against Snopes:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/internet/a/snopes_exposed.htm

I don’t know the background of Urban Legends and whether there are bias charges against them.

Maybe I will also submit this granpa’s letter to his granddaughter to UrbanLegends and TruthOrFiction as well.


25 posted on 03/21/2010 8:29:39 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: RobbyS

$20K - Grandma is still around (working 4 days a week );-)


26 posted on 03/21/2010 9:01:06 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

Decisions, decisions: Give it to careless relatives or let the government have it when one dies. Or retire and spend it all.


27 posted on 03/21/2010 11:24:47 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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