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Government Spending and a 14 year old

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housingThis morning my 14 year old daughter asked for her allowance.  As I handed her the money I commented that everyone has their hand out and it seems that I am the only one left in the country that is paying.  I shared with my daughter that the allowance was voluntary while the Obama so-called stimulus package (tax and spend package) was confiscatory.  She looked at me and wanted to know what I meant by that.  Here is what I told her:

That our family is considered rich and that we will not directly benefit from the stimulus package and that those who do benefit are benefiting at our expense.  That we, (our family) is being made to pay money to the government so that they can give it to someone else.  Obama and the democratic Congress are rewarding bad behavior, those who do not manage their affairs and money in a prudent manner.  Confiscatory is like stealing, only when the government steals, (confiscates our money) they are not punished, but rather rewarded with more “votes” in the next election. 

She said:  “Dad, if this is really going to happen, what is the incentive for us trying to get ahead and better ourselves?”  With that comment, I knew that every dollars spent on her private school education was worth it.


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  1. When I heard about the new housing bailout plan, it sent me over the edge. Great post and you must be proud of your daughter for articulating the impact of the current congress and president. I love your posts.

    Conservative Annie

    February 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm

  2. Smart kid is she in student gov’t?


    February 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

  3. The housing plan announced earlier today will include those who are current with the mortgage payments. It will allow those homeowners to refinance to a lower rate with the backing of the federal government. I say, that is great, but who is going to pay for this? Our kids, your 14 year old?

    Smithson Jones

    February 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

  4. I found a nice post about Abbott & Costello goes to Washington. It is worth the short read


    February 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

  5. My kid is an only child and she is as smart as a whip. She is not in student gov’t at this time.


    February 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm

  6. If Obama and friends would just quit with the doom and gloom, the mood of the country could recover. The sooner they stop spinning the bad new story and “say nothing”, the sooner the country will be more confident. Never before has a President told more half truths “lies” about the economy than Obama. He talking down the economy rather than making us feel like he is “turning us around”. Please tell us the truth Mr. Obama and maybe we can stop the “bleeding” and recover.

    Justin William

    February 19, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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