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So Tired

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Not the excellent song of the same name by Ozzie Osbourne but rather a blog post by Robert Hall. It’s being sent around by email and makes good reading.

I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth around” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.

I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.” Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the leftwing Congresscritters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them—with their own money.

I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore’s, and if you’re greener than Gore, you’re green enough.

I’m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn’t have that in 1970, but we didn’t know we were “poor.” The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

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Written by Sinclair Davidson

January 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

7 Responses

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  1. whingeing is always popular…

    cato

    January 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  2. Winging is sometimes wise.

    ken nielsen

    January 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm

  3. It’s actually a nice collection of impositions on the middle class and instructions about how to think and what to say.

    daddy dave

    January 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm

  4. The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

    Gold.

    C.L.

    January 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

  5. “I’m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor.”

    They are?

    News to me

    rog

    January 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm

  6. Gee, I have no air-conditioning. Please make a donation to my PayPal account. Keith NEEDS to be cool.

    Keith

    January 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

  7. “They are?”

    Yes.

    whyisitso

    January 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm


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