Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote.

(Harvest Moon 2008)
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I like paying taxes. With them I buy civilization.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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This year let us be reminded we will reap what we sow. We have had 8 more years of "trickle down" that is now trickling back up. What do I mean by that?

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Well, let me put it this way...

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Every year that GW Bush was in office my business and revenue declined. Sure I paid less taxes--because I made less money! Now, the poverty of the middle class is rising to the top of the food chain. We can't afford to buy what they are selling...or anything else for that matter. We can't buy and they make no money to trickle back down. I still fail to see how that economic theory works.

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During the Clinton years, my business boomed. I paid more taxes and I didn't mind because I had enough. I had enough to pay more taxes and enough for me. Enough. Enough. Enough!

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In spite of all the "tax and spend Democrat" rhetoric, as I understand it, I would still pay less taxes under Obama's administration than I would under McCain's. But if my business is doing better and I am making more money I will still have enough.

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Here's the bottom line. Vote. Agree with me or don't. It's your perogative. I am far more passionate than articulate when it comes to politics, so as my uncle says, "I respect your right to be wrong."

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We don't even have to talk about it. Just vote.

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That's what I'd do.

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God rest you, Toot. Thanks so much for bringing up such a good man and thanks for loaning him to us.

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Madelyn Payne Dunham

1922-2008

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We'll take care of him for you.

2 comments:

Chookooloonks said...

Hear, hear. On ALL counts. :-)

Rebecca said...

Amen, Sistah.