zondag 26 oktober 2008

An American businessman's letter to Obama

Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2008 2:06:19 PM by tnye

Mr. Obama,

Given the uproar about the simple question asked you by Joe the plumber, and the persecution that has been heaped on him because he dared to question you, I find myself motivated to say a few things to you myself. While Joe aspires to start a business someday, I already have started not one, but 4 businesses. But first, let me introduce myself. You can call me "Cory the well driller". I am a 54 year old high school graduate. I didn't go to college like you, I was too ready to go "conquer the world" when I finished high school. 25 years ago at age 29, I started my own water well drilling business at a time when the economy here in East Texas was in a tailspin from the crash of the early 80's oil boom. I didn't get any help from the government, nor did I look for any. I borrowed what I could from my sister, my uncle, and even the pawn shop and managed to scrape together a homemade drill rig and a few tools to do my first job. My businesses did not start as a result of privilege. They are the result of my personal drive, personal ambition, self discipline, self reliance, and a determination to treat my customers fairly. From the very start my business provided one other (than myself) East Texan a full time job. I couldn't afford a backhoe the first few years (something every well drilling business had), so I and my helper had to dig the mud pits that are necessary for each and every job with hand shovels. I had to use my 10 year old, 1/2 ton pickup truck for my water tank truck (normally a job for at least a 2 ton truck).

Een brief van een man die extra belasting zal gaan moeten betalen over zijn 4 (!) zelf opgestarte bedrijven zodat Obama zijn zuurverdiende "wealth" kan herverdelen aan de "minder-fortuinlijken onder ons". Denk aan de Groningse SP-er die vindt dat onze zuurverdiende "rijkdom" moet worden gebruikt om minima een flatscreen tv te geven. Geef het stemvee wat ze willen (andermans geld) en je baan op het pluche is verzekerd.

Lees de rest hier

Update: En hier een brief van een zakenman die zich al heeft neergelegd bij het feit dat hij meer belasting gaat betalen als Obama wint, en wat de gevolgen zullen zijn voor zijn klanten en zijn personeel.