A letter from your boss under an Obama administration.

You can perhaps consider that you just might see a letter like the following under the Obama administration. Why? Simply because so many people were unable, or unwilling to stop and consider the implications and consequences of Obama’s economic policy’s.

Millions of our citizens thought that “spreading the wealth around” was, and is a viable and realistic economic policy; but the reality is that it is not, nor has it ever been, anywhere. Obama will drive up the cost of doing business in just about every way possible, and it is going to force business owners (such as yours truly) to cut costs anyway possible; and that means that people are going to lose their jobs.

I’m going to save the following letter in my personal draft files for use at a later time because I fear that there will come a time under the Obama administration that I will have to use it. And should I know that one of my employees was an Obama supporter, they will be the first to go. I will give them a chance to truly understand the consequences of what they supported.

Subject: Letter to employees
To All My Valued Employees:

There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country.

Of course, as your employer, I am forbidden to tell you whom to vote for – it is against the law to discriminate based on political affiliation, race, creed, religion, etc. Please vote who you think will serve your interests the best.

However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interests. First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a back story. This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You’ve seen my big home at last year’s Christmas party. I’m sure; all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life. However, what you don’t see is the back story.

I started this company 12 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living apartment was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.

My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn’t have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting the Nordstrom’s for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the Goodwill store extracting any clothing item that didn’t look like it was birthed in the 70’s. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.

So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5pm, I don’t. There is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I eat, shit, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to my hip like a 1 year old special-needs child. You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden — the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations… you never realize the back story and the sacrifices I’ve made.

Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail-out all the people who didn’t. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for. Yes, business ownership has is benefits but the price I’ve paid is steep and without wounds. Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:

I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don’t pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my “stimulus” check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.

The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check? Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country. The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here. I mean, why should you? That’s nuts. Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy.

Here is what many of you don’t understand … to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn’t need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But you can forget it now.

When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don’t defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the mud of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep.

So where am I going with all this? It’s quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple. I fire you. I fire your co-workers. You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child’s future. Frankly, it isn’t my problem anymore. Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire. You see, I’m done. I’m done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs
will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.

While tax cuts to 95% of America sounds great on paper, don’t forget the back story: If there is no job, there is no income to tax. A tax cut on zero dollars is zero So, when you make your decision to vote, ask yourself, who understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of saving your job. While the media wants to tell you “It’s the economy stupid” I’m telling you it isn’t. If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever.

If that happens, you can find me in the South Caribbean sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about.


Signed,
Your Boss

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We no longer have leaders, in any party. It is time to throw the bums out.

Gone are the days where men of vision, integrity, courage and character where at the forefront of our nation. Now we have a conglomeration of criminals who serve no other interest than to increase their own power, wealth, and our dependence upon them.

The Bill of Rights hangs in the balance at this point. Through parliamentary trickery and slight of hand, we actively have politicians seeking to subvert the Founding Fathers vision of freedom and liberty, to a version of freedom and liberty that means to be free from having to be responsible for oneself.

Wisdom that has been written during our foundational years is extremely relevant today, and these quotes read like a blueprint of what we are seeing today:

Benjamin Franklin said Americans would lose their liberty
‘when the people shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic
Government…’

“Sam Adams predicted of Americans, ‘…once they lose
their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the
first external or internal invader.”

President George Washington warned Americans in his farewell
address, ‘…cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be
enabled to subvert the power of the people…’.”

Government has become a house of whores, and they have no inclination to remember that they are here to serve the population of this great nation. I really believe that these people are criminals. They seek to take from us, and then attempt to sell back to us, what it was that they took from us.

I would argue in this current financial crisis that we are about to experience, that there are many members of congress that should arguably end up in prison. And I am talking about big boy and big girl prison, not some hotel jail. These people in congress have potentially damaged the ability of many Americans to live a life of prosperity. One of the tenets of this country is the PURSUIT of prosperity and happiness, and that pursuit and hard work has potentially been destroyed by these criminals, err…. I mean, politicians.

Thomas Jefferson had extraordinary vision:

At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were
supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the
government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to
become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided
for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office;
that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass
silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions,
nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little,
the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by
construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and
helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In
truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all
liability to account.

Thomas Jefferson, letter to Monsieur A. Coray, Oct 31, 1823

Hello??
The quote below is extremely poignant today, and it is something that we need to consider in our current critical state.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Now it is dangerous to consider the notion of extraordinary means to right the ship that we have. However, the situation that we have allowed to occur in our government now requires an extreme resolution. It need not be “bloody”, it does need to have responsible citizens removing the whole of congress. We need to see term limits, we need to see people who have professional experience outside of government seeking temporary positions of duty within our government. We need to remove the criminals that have occupied the halls of congress.

Service in congress is a duty, and should not be a position of high reward because the intoxication that we have allowed our politicians to succumb to is out of bounds.

Where do we start?
By preventing the socialist from gaining entrance to the office of President in this election. That is a place to start.

How have we come so far as to allow a no account political hack, with known and verifiable anti-American associations to get as far as he has. Such a person should not even be involved in our government whatsoever.

We start there, then we throw the bums out. They have become the worst kind of parasites imaginable.

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