Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Obama redistribution "plan" opens up all kinds of new doors!

This was forwarded to me from the ISBA discussion group. I have permission from the author to reprint it here. The last line, although intended to be funny, is pretty frightening, when you realize its implications.

I am the president of my home owners association. The association consists of 18 homes. We usually need about $70,000 a year to cover expenses, so the typical dues are $4,000 a house for the year.

For 2009, I'm thinking about acting like Obama to collect the dues. I'm just going to ring the doorbell of the biggest house and tell them they owe $87,000. When they pay, I'm going to use $70,000 for the expenses and give $1,000 to each of the other houses.

This is going to be so much fun! Funny thing, too: We took a vote on it at the last meeting, and it passed 17-1...
Jim "Go Figure" Foley

12 comments:

ImaSwede said...

Hey, works for me... Let me know when the smallest house in your neighborhood comes up for sale!!

Anonymous said...

That's not even funny. We are in danger of losing America as we know it (and, no, it's NOT something we want to lose).

How dare you point the finger at Diane or anyone else with financial means. She lives in the neighborhood of her choice because she WORKED for the money and made wise investments with it.

WISDOM said...

" Say WHAT? "

WISDOM said...

" Say WHAT? "

Mazr said...

The right has no problem with wealth distribution......as long as they are the ones distributing it.

The Bush administration received every single financial package they wanted over the last eight years.......and look where that got the country.

Somehow the debt and the bailout has to be paid for.....but by god, why should the wealthy pay more? They never get any breaks.....

I see McCain is pulling out the "tax and spend" line.....so is "borrow and spend" a better way to do business?

I'm still trying to figure out why any middle-class wage earner would give a crap about the wealthy getting a tax break.

Beacuase if there is one thing the last few months have shown, it's that the little guy always comes out on top.

Mazr said...

And "trickle-down" economics....kind of the same as wealth distribution?

The problem is the wealth doesn't seem to always "trickle-down".

O'Brien's Briar Patch said...

Please, tell me what sort of occupation it takes to be able to afford 4k in homeowner association dues.

Really, if someone can afford 4k in this sort of silly stuff, then this person can afford to pay some higher taxes.

4k. What a life.

i do not know me said...

There you go O'Brien: from each according to his ability...

I know of one occupation that gets you into that kind of neighborhood: lunatic, racist, anti-American preacher.

Check this

Anonymous said...

Diane: do you really believe someone pays $4000.00 a year in homeowner association fees? Not even a lawyer could afford or do that!

dd said...

If the vote was 17-1, so be it. It's called democracy.

i do not know me said...

So, "dd", if the vote was 5 to 1 that marriage can only be between one man and one woman, you would be OK with that? Or 7 to 1 that partial birth abortion is illegal? Or 4 to 3 that (insert minority group here) cannot vote?

Well if the majority voted for it...

dd said...

Only the last one would bother me, because you are preventing someone from voting.