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Would you spend your money like Uncle Sam?

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POSTED October 18, 2013 12:57 a.m.

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

This vote on the debt ceiling for some reason really caught my attention this time around. I want to start with what has been echoing in my mind lately about the health care vote when Nancy Pelosi said, “We need to get this passed so we can see what’s in it.”

So when I heard Chuck Schummer say, “we have to borrow more money to pay our bills”. This in itself goes totally against everything I have ever learned about managing my own money. If you have to borrow money to pay your bills, are you really paying your bills? That answer is not in this life time, because now you owe that money to the person you borrowed it from, plus interest. That money is not free.

So just how stupid are we to listen to this nonsense?  I would rather have my elected official handle my tax dollars, the same way they handle their personal money. Or just give it back to me and have him just use his own money and leave me alone.

The reason the economy is in the shape it is, is simple. It is because we as Americans love something so much, we will drive a hundred miles to get one. We will stay up all night waiting for a store to open to get one. I think we love it more than our first born. What we love more than anything is a “good deal”. Our money is so powerful that when we get a good deal on something, we now have extra money to either buy something else or go out and have a good time.

When Wal-Mart first showed up the good deals were endless. There were many options to shop other stores at a higher cost, but we chose the cheap one. I am just as guilty. So now, we are in a society that we have to shop Wal-Mart. Many of the other tried and true are gone. The only thing I can do to help my country now is to buy American and stay out of Wal-Mart.

On to entitlements:. Someone please set me straight. If Social Security is an entitlement, then why have I been putting my money in it? The same thing goes for disability insurance, unemployment insurance, V.A. benefits. We that have worked and earned those benefits are now having them called entitlements are getting these things taken away by Obamacare. So why work? If I gave up my citizenship, I would be an undocumented person, and then qualify for food stamps, a free cell phone, a free place to live and a free car with gas, plus free Obamacare that you pay for?

It just seems like this president is blaming the Republicans and the Tea Party for everything he is doing. Just this morning in front of the post office there was a couple of people with impeach Obama stuff, showing Obama with a Hitler mustache. I tried to point out that picture does not help their cause. It actually hurts them. The guy told me that I was an Obama fan. Give me a break. I paid money to have a sign made for the back of my truck window describing exactly how I feel. Attack the policy of the man, but leave the man alone.

There is so much unknown about Obamacare,. I think I am closing my shop at the right time and let the people that voted for Obama and for their elected official who for Obamacare, support me for the rest of my life.

I want to thank my liberal friends for taking care of me while I vacation in Hawaii, play my Accordion under the Eiffel Tower and enjoy some great French wine with some aged Gouda.

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