8/13/2006

Get Government Off My Back

A veteran returning from Korea went to college on the GI Bill, bought his house with an FHA loan and saw his kids born in a VA hospital. His family got their electricity from the TVA, and a little later their water came from an EPA project.

Meanwhile, his parents retired to a farm on social security, got electricity from the Rural Electrification Agency and soil testing from USDA. When his father had been laid off and his mother became ill a few years back, the family had been saved from financial ruin by Medicare. Another life in his family was saved with a drug developed by NIH.

His children participated in the school lunch program, learned physics from teachers trained in a National Science Foundation program and went through college with guaranteed student loans. He drove to work on the Interstate and moored his boat in a channel dredged by Army engineers. When floods hit, he took Amtrak to Washington, D.C. to apply for disaster relief, then spent a little time visiting the Smithsonian Institution.

When he returned home, he wrote a letter to his representative in Congress demanding that the government get off his back and stop raising his taxes to pay for all of those government handouts created for ungrateful people.


Originator unknown. Offered by Saul Schniderman

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10 comments:

don't thug on me said...

Your typical conservative Republican is a self-made man who pulled himself up by his bootstraps without the giverment handing him everything on a silver platter. He's blazed his own trail to wealthiness, taking advantage of free markets, his red-bloodedness, and his first and second amendment rights along the way. He talks to the one true Christian God. He has raised his kids to be more moral than your kids, and he has provided them with the guidance to get ahead in life despite the socialist government schools. So, why would you expect such a superman to provide for the lazy bums who don't have the get up and go like him? Be reasonable.

JC said...

...so they can eventually fit through the eye of a needle.

Josh said...

HAHAHA I absolutely LOVE the "dont thug on me" comment. What a joke. I love it when people make such outlandish cliams.

Jesse Ventura said...

People, People who need people,
are the weak minded socialist cripples
of this world.

Cato said...

A veteran returning from Korea went to college on the GI Bill,

I didn't.

bought his house with an FHA loan

I didn't.

and saw his kids born in a VA hospital.

I didn't.

His family got their electricity from the TVA, and a little later their water came from an EPA project.

Nope, they didn't.

Meanwhile, his parents retired to a farm on social security,

No, they didn't.

got electricity from the Rural Electrification Agency and soil testing from USDA.

No, they didn't.

When his father had been laid off

He was never laid off.

and his mother became ill a few years back, the family had been saved from financial ruin by Medicare.

No, they were not.

Another life in his family was saved with a drug developed by NIH.

No, that did not happen.

His children participated in the school lunch program,

No, they did not.

learned physics from teachers trained in a National Science Foundation program

Well I cannot be sure but I would imagine no.

and went through college with guaranteed student loans.

No, no they did not.

He drove to work on the Interstate

You got me.

and moored his boat in a channel dredged by Army engineers.

No, no I do not.

When floods hit, he took Amtrak to Washington, D.C. to apply for disaster relief,

I did no such thing. And I didn't know people actually used Amtrak. EVER.

then spent a little time visiting the Smithsonian Institution.

Ah got me again. But I pay for my magazine and while I wish the entirety of it was funded by contributions, alas, those fat cats in Washington think that some poor family in Nebraska may one day use it, so they tax them to pay for it.

When he returned home, he wrote a letter to his representative in Congress demanding that the government get off his back and stop raising his taxes to pay for all of those government handouts created for ungrateful people.

No shit, get off my back. Gladly would I pay for private roads and a completely private Smithsonian. All the rest of it? No one needs it. I know I don't.

AndyRand said...

Good for you CATO, Good for you.
Maybe you should see a Chiropractor for that back problem.

Cato said...

I don't believe in Voodoo.

AndyRand said...

Hey, if Atlas could carry the world,
you can carry the government!

Cato said...

Well the point of the book is telling Atlas to shrug because of the weight of the demands of people, whipping him and asking more of him constantly, claling him evil for proping up the world, etc, and just leave and start over.

AndyRand said...

CATO:
You're right. After carrying the world for so long you should tell your employer that you need a break and you're taking the day off with pay.
Don't worry about the world. Us ATBL bloggers will take over for you.