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Obama’s in the House! Print E-mail
by James Reza    Mon, Jan 9, 2012, 09:15 AM

This past Christmas I did something I’ve never done.  I didn’t give, well, sort of, my oldest daughter, Michele, a gift.  Was I short on money, some might wonder. No folks, though I felt bad about it, I wanted to send my daughter a message of fiscal responsibility. Though my daughter is a hard worker, sometimes working 2 jobs, she has one heck of a problem — Uncontrolled Spending!  And though she lives with us, and uses free of charge our phone, TV provider, and Internet, she gives little to pay for groceries, our house taxes, and utilities.

A month or so before Christmas, Michele underwent surgery.  Unable to work for a few weeks she soon realized that all her credit card bills came due.  Sheepishly, she not only asked her mother, but me as well for a loan to cover her debts.  Feeling sorry for her and her sick condition I forked over the cash she needed, knowing full well that I would probably never see it again.  Later, and thank God, she got well and went back to work resuming her bad spending habits.

Prior to our Christmas family gathering I told Michele that I didn’t have a gift for her, but I would forget the loan I gave her.  So there you have it folks, though I didn’t give Michele a gift, I told her not to pay the loan she owed me.

Often, I’ve had serious talks with my wife about Michele’s uncontrolled spending and her inability to save money.  I remind my wife that we’re not getting any younger and once we’re gone, Michele, who has never married, is going to have one heck of a time making ends meet. Even if we was to will our house to her, which is paid for, she’d have one heck of a time paying bills, taxes and regular upkeep of our not so small house.  Besides, my wife and I have agreed on our will that all our possessions are to be evenly distributed among our 3 children.

As I’ve tried to figure out where my wife and I have gone wrong in not guiding Michele in a path to fiscal responsibility like our other two kids, I’ve come to the conclusion that its our fault.  Folks, we bought Michele an auto for graduation, never asked her, though she worked, to help us with the utility bills due that my wife and I had well paying jobs.  Thus, with no obligation to help us with our daily living expenses, Michele spent and continues to spend like there is no tomorrow.

Once, she considered renting an apartment. I told her, “go for it.”  Later, she said, “Gosh dad, they want a lot of money for the rent deposit and deposits for the utilities on top of the rent!  I just can’t afford it!”  Right then I told her, “Michele, from now on you are going to have to pay to live with us.”  When I told her how much it was going to cost her per month she didn’t like it, but she knew it was cheaper than renting her own place.

My friends, our government, particularly the Obama Administration, have the mindset of my daughter Michele. They spend foolishly as does my daughter the hard earned tax dollars American workers and businesses fork over to them on useless wasteful programs such as: bailing out auto companies, Solyndra, a government sponsored solar company that went broke, the useless Stimulus Package which didn’t produced any jobs, welfare programs that in 60 years hasn’t ended poverty and the list goes on and on.  Yet, our government, much like my daughter who asked my wife and me for money when she got sick and could work and didn’t have enough money saved to cover her bills, the Obama Administration still wants more of our tax dollars to give to those who don’t work nor produce jobs!  As the economy has worsen in three years under the Obama Administration, they now replaced President Bush with a new scapegoat — the Republicans in the Senate and the House who often block many of his demands on tax increases from us the American taxpayers and businesses.

I believe that American voters have got to send a message to our politicians, particularly the Obama Administration that they have to realize that the more they make people more dependent on the government for assistance as my daughter has been dependent on my wife and I, they eventually will hurt them instead of helping them in the long run in that they will lose sight of learning how to save and provide for themselves.  I get depressed and angry every Christmas when they show on TV the homeless and other supposed poor people being fed at restaurants; Salvation Army facilities, churches etc. and almost always all of the folks are black and grossly obese.  No one can persuade me that these people are malnourished and starving. They are obese and poor because the liberal Democrat party of our government with their welfare programs has made them that way.  Now, I’m not so heartless as not to help the maimed, mentally ill, and a few others.  But, those who are able to work and are on welfare should be drug tested and receive aid for no more than one year.  After that, they are on their own to find a job and learn to provide for themselves.   As structured today, you couldn’t give those on welfare a job if you handed to them in a sliver platter.  Stop for a moment and ask yourselves, “why should these supposed poor people go find work when the hard working American people provide for their groceries as they sit on their rear ends watching TV in their government subsidized by American workers apartments”.  Meanwhile, the rest of us are out here busting our butts trying to make ends meet as we provide to the free loaders with our government ill spent tax dollars.

Folks, I grew up poor as did many Hispanics in my barrio (neighborhood) and I can’t remember any family getting food stamps or subsidized government housing.  Yet, we ate good, paid our bills and most became productive breadwinners.  This year, I’m going to wean my daughter from being dependent on us. And, I’m doing it because I love her and want her to be self-sufficient!

 

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written by Charlie Al;varado , January 10, 2012

We love our children no matter what. I have been accused of loving some more than others. (I had six) But people, like this author, don't understand that you treat some differently because they "ARE" different.
Sometimes you have to say no to them; especially after you notice that they think it is your duty to provide for them "ALL THEIR LIVES."

But this dude keeps blaming everything wrong, and what every person does wrong, on our president, when all he wants to do is follow what our constitution says.

Yes, our government spends more than it takes in, and our debt is growing. But Eugenio doesn't mention the fact that we were projected to get out of debt by this year. (2012) It's not that the government wants to raise taxes, They want to get it back to where it was before Dubya signed the tax breaks for the "RICH."

Those "ARE" the facts. But if any daughter (or son) of mine ever falls on hard times through no fault of their own, they will always have a meal.

I agree we have to get rid of some in government. But it's those who don't care about "ALL" Americans. And look at how many in congress are $millionaires. Democrat or Republicans. Look at their retirement plan. Very few care about our people any more.



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written by Charlie Alvarado , January 11, 2012

I was having trouble posting yesterday. I'll try again today. From yesterday:>

We love our children no matter what. I have been accused of loving some more than others. (I had six) But people, like this author, don't understand that you treat some differently because they "ARE" different.
Sometimes you have to say no to them; especially after you notice that they think it is your duty to provide for them "ALL THEIR LIVES."

But this dude keeps blaming everything wrong, and what every person does wrong, on our president, when all he (our president) wants to do is follow what our constitution says.

Yes, our government spends more than it takes in, and our debt is growing. But Eugenio doesn't mention the fact that about 15 years ago we were projected to get out of debt by this year. (2012) It's not that the government wants to raise taxes, They want to get it back to where it was before Dubya signed the tax breaks for the "RICH."

Those "ARE" the facts. But if any daughter (or son) of mine ever falls on hard times through no fault of their own, (as some Americans do) they will always have a meal.

I agree we have to get rid of some in government. But it's those who don't care about "ALL" Americans that we should run out of office.

And look at how many in congress are $millionaires. Democrat or Republican. Look at their retirement plan. Very few care about our people any more. SHAMEFUL?"
Not to them......




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