Monthly Archives: July 2012

My Dad and Mom — NOT the government — succeeded!

My father was born into a very poor family. They were so poor that they could not afford to send him to high school, so my Dad only went to 8th grade. And, at 15, he left home and began to provide for himself.

However, that did not deter my Dad. He learned carpentry by finishing correspondence courses in architecture and simply through hard work.. He was such a good worker that he became a foreman for many homes by the time he was 19. By his early 20s, he worked for EF Hauserman as a foreman and traveled throughout the country to support his wife and 3 children.

My Mom was a hard worker, too.  So, when my parents bought a store in northern Wisconsin, they used their own money to finance it. They worked 16 hour days and did everything to keep themselves solvent, including building additions to the store, learning how to stock and order, and how to keep their financial house in order.

No government subsidies helped them nor did they expect anyone to give them a leg up.

Throughout their entire married life, over 60 years, they scrimped and saved and invested in the stock market. There were no fancy cars nor fancy houses for them. They neither asked for, nor received, help from any government agencies.

My Mom passed away 9 years ago and my Dad died last November.

Their estate is significant in size, not because of any government help; but, because they were willing to learn new skills, to work themselves to the bone, and to take chances in the stock market.

So, President Obama, don’t tell me that the government built their estate. In fact, the government is going to take a significant portion of the estate my parents left us. This is money that has been taxed over and over again. However, for some strange reason, people like you, Mr. President, feel that you have the right to take even more and call it an estate tax when everyone knows it is a death tax.

No, Mr. President, you did NOT help my Mom and Dad. You and your minions have done everything in your power to tax my parents into oblivion. The fact that there are some monies left in their estate is NO THANKS TO THE GOVERNMENT; BUT, because my DAD — AND MOM –worked harder, learned more, and, yes, took  chances when others did not.    My Dad and Mom, not the government, were the ones who succeeded.

Obama — the Chicago Holligan………

Chicago politics is almost universally considered to be the nastiest, roughest arena for any politician. President Obama is showing his Chicago roots in this campaign season.

Obama’s lies: Witness Obama’s continual accusations against Governor Romney and Romney’s time at Bain.

The fact is that the SEC, the Washington Post, and Fortune magazine have all said the charges are false. Romney actually was working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, on the Olympics, and, through hard work, saved the Olympics.

Obama’s lie: Romney outsourced jobs while at Bain Capital.

Fact: Romney attempted to save businesses that were in dire straits.  These jobs would have been lost entirely if not for the intervention of venture capitalists, such as Governor Romney.  While Obama used OUR tax dollars to bail out Solyndra, and other companies, which failed,  Romney used private money, much of it his own, to save American businesses and jobs.   Obama used OUR tax dollars  AND, several of the environmental companies which received our tax dollars were run by Obama’s donors and friends.  To date, Obama has outsourced many, many jobs with stimulus dollars which just happen to be OUR tax dollars!

Obama’s lie: Romney is unqualified to be President.
Fact: Romney is far more experienced than Obama was when Obama ran for his first term. Romney has been a hugely successful businessman. Obama has not. Romney was a governor. Obama was not. Romney saved the Olympics from financial ruin. Obama….well, he ran some community organizations.

Obama’s lie: I will be the most transparent president ever and my administration will be the most honest.
Fact: Ha ha.
Has he forgotten his imposition of executive privilege for Fast and Furious?
Has he forgotten his promise that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8%?
Has he forgotten that his Justice department has challenged numerous states on voter documentation in order to provide more votes for Obama?

Lie:  Romney is not a good person, and maybe is even a felon.

Fact:  Governor Romney donated his inheritance  to private charities and then went on to earn his own fortune.  Governor Romney donated his time to save the Olympics.  Governor Romney has tithed to his church throughout his life.

Obama?  Well, he says he is FOR the people.  Ummm hmmmmm.   His “love” of us surely explains his lavish vacations, his frequent golf outings, his wife and children’s trips to exotic places, his expensive “date” night in New York.  Our tax dollars have kept Obama and his family, and many of his friends/donors, living the good life while Americans struggle to find jobs and make ends meet.

Many have attempted to deny these charges and claim that Obama’s opposition are being racist.  However, the lies told by Obama are not based on his skin color.  The lies are part of his character and, as such, should be a warning to anyone who will listen.

The truth is that President Obama is the epitome of everything that is wrong with Chicago politics.  He might not be a Capone, but he IS a Blagoavich….and, maybe worse. No matter how the Democrats try to deflect the horrible job done by Obama, they are just spinning and lying about the facts.  And, President Obama is leading the pack……..he is definitely a Chicago Holligan.