This Republican isn't even a politician, and he's already punishing decent, everyday Americans solely because he hates Democrats. It gives you insight into what's behind the gridlock in Washington and the failure of McCain and the House Republicans to work hard enough to pass the bailout bill -- these are the angry, vindictive Republicans who cannot control their anger and think rationally.
Read this "letter from a friend" sent to the conservative writer Jay Nordingler who blogs at the National Review Online - one of the top conservative web sites. Read the anger that the words convey, then look at how the anger is translated into actions that harm innocent, everyday Americans who had nothing to do with the author's anger.
Just thought I'd send some thoughts from small-business America. My husband's business is a canary in the coalmine. When tax policies are favorable to business, he hires more guys, buys more goods, etc. When he is taxed more heavily, he fires people, doesn't buy anything new, etc. Well, duh. So, at the mere thought of a President Obama, he has paid off his debt, canceled new spending, and jotted a list of whom to "let go."
The first of the guys will get the news tomorrow. And these are not minimum-wage earners. These are "rich" guys, making between $200,000 and $250,000 a year.
My husband will make sure that we're okay, money-wise, but he won't give himself a paycheck that will just be sent to Washington. He'll make sure that he's not in "rich guy" tax territory. So, he will not spend his money, not show a profit, and scale his workforce down to the bare minimum.
Multiply this scenario across the country and you'll see the Obama effect: unemployment, recession, etc. No business owner will vote for this man, but many a "middle-class worker" will vote himself out of a job. Sad the Republican can't articulate this.
These rich, effete Republican snobs fire innocent workers out of anger over Obama's tax policies, and Obama hasn't even been elected yet. He's acting out in anger, just like the House Republicans acted out in anger in voting down the bailout bill on Monday.
Rather than this fellow continuing to earn much more than $250,000 (after all - his employees make $200,000 and $250,000, so you know this guy is making BIG bucks) and having to pay a few percent more in taxes if Obama is elected -- paying a little more so that all Americans can benefit from programs like Universal Health Care and early education -- this Republican snob will fire his employees and possibly ruin their lives and their families lives -- all because he hates Democrats so much.
Obama hasn't even been elected yet, and this guy is acting out in anger. There is no legitimate business-driven reason to fire these workers, but that's exactly what he's going to do. Because Obama has proposed raising this guy's taxes - and Obama hasn't even been elected yet - this clown is going to ruin people's lives out of anger and spite.
Now not every well-to-do Republica businessperson is like this guy, but are we're supposed to care about this guy and his plight?
Jay Nordlinger want us to "feel this guy's pain"? Or find sympathy for his actions?
Are you friggin' serious?
This is the kind of anger and emotional childishness that drove House Republicans to vote no on the bailout bill. And these are the people John McCain seeks to protect with his tax policies and proposals. They don't care about anyone but themselves.
And we're supposed to give a damn about the plight of Americans like this? Those who will trash their employees and reduce their business and income so that they don't have to pay a few percent more in taxes?
Don't protect middle-class Americans caught without health care - protect this guy instead? If you don't he'll fire people and help drive the economy into a depression?
That's the kind of Republican John McCain seeks to protect.
And we don't need business people like this clown. We need to raise up all Americans, and allow more Americans opportunities to better themselves, start their own businesses, etc, and stop favoring and helping spiteful Republicans who punish their workers like this.
We, the American people who would never think of hurting our fellow Americans, need to make sure the Washington culture that protects people like this comes to an end. George Bush has done his best to help for these spoiled snobs for eight long years, and John McCain is promising four more years of the same.
It's Time for a Change.
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