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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Panhandle, Idaho

    "I'm tired"

    About sums it up for me although I'm somewhat younger than the poster. Written last year just after Obama took office. It's only gotten worse imo.

    I’ll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.

    I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth around” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.

    I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.” Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the leftwing Congresscritters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them—with their own money.

    I’m tired of being told how bad America is by leftwing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the religious freedom and women’s rights of Saudi Arabia, the economy of Zimbabwe, the freedom of the press of China, the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Gay people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela. Won’t multiculturalism be beautiful?

    I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor;” of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers;” of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery;” of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.

    I believe “a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin.” I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-racial world of President Obama, when it’s all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from Illinois. I think it’s very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less in an all-knowing government.................................

    Read the rest of it here: The Old Jarhead: I'm Tired

    That is all.

  3. #2
    I can relate. Good post.
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

  4. #3
    Yes, great post... Thanks,
    I also created an e-mail and sent it around as well..

    Semper Fi
    Semper Fi

  5. #4
    Excellent post!

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    St. Louis/Missouri
    Hell, I am tired as well and I am 10 years younger. Glad to know what I have to look forward to.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

  7. #6
    My hat goes off to you

  8. #7
    My husband is 63 and I'm 62. Two years ago our financial situation looked pretty good! He has a good pension and our health insurance is wonderful...at least it is until Obamacare kicks in! Now, as the two of us are approaching the age where Medicare is supposed to be our primary healthcare provider, we're hearing about chain drugstores and physicians who are refusing to take any new Medicare clients. These actions are not just coincidences. Walgreens and the doctors know something the rest of us can only guess at. Quality healthcare is NOT something that "seasoned" citizens should have to worry about in their retirement years. The United States has had the best healthcare in the world and now that's about to change. I pray that somehow Obamacare will be repealed before it goes into effect in 2014! Election Day in November, 2010 and 2012 (if allowed to happen) should turn the tide! If not...???
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    ARIZONA-a short distance from the sun
    I'm going in the hospital Monday for my second hernia operation within five months. It's really the pits, but I'm not gonna complain, I'm just grateful that it's before any ObamaCare has kicked in.
    ~ God Hates Religion ~
    "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be condemned to HELL"

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    MA, Away from the liberal loonies...
    I'm going to be 43 this year and Yea I'm tired. I was working at 14 to earn money for the things I wanted. For most of my life I've had 2 or more jobs at the same time. One full time and 1 or 2 part time. When winters here you'll find me at the office or in the tractor pushing snow. Yea, Yea, Yea I know we all work hard, so reading that post just reminds me I'm not alone.

    The working, tax paying, family raising residents of this country need to pull together and promise each other to make it right. I have never asked for anything from my government other than to take care of the military, law enforcement, fire / rescue workers, and teachers that it employees with my tax dollars. Welfare in this country should be a payback system. You get welfare money, then you need to work for the state or local government doing what ever they ask of you to pay it back.

    Ok I'm off the soap box...


    P.S. Ringo, I've had a hernia for the past 3 years that needs attention. Perhaps this year I'll take the time to get it fixed.
    good luck with that.
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

  11. #10
    Over in the "Dads" thread, I related how my Pop taught me a strong work ethic (which I passed along to my sons). I just quit my second job. For the first time in my life (I'll be 57 this summer), I won't have two jobs. I'm just too damn tired.

    It occurs to me that this is one reason why this country has "gotten away" from us. We were too busy working, raising families, paying taxes to pay much attention to the idiots who are running and have run this country into the ground. We voted, of course, but we trusted that our interests were being watched out for. Turns out, they weren't. Our fault...but as the saying goes: "screw me once, shame on you; screw me twice, shame on me". No more. NO MORE.
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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