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A Cut Above
Cybercast News Service, by Charlie Daniels

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 7/22/2014 3:04:11 PM

Some time ago I got a tweet from a young lady who informed me that she was sure that I was not paying my "fair share" and although she could neither tell me what my fair share would consist of or knew anything about the amount of tax and other state and federal assessments I pay, she was sure it was not enough and I should be forced to pay more. She said she had a hard time getting ahead and she seemed to think that part of the reason for that was because people like me did not pay their fair share of taxes so that people like her could get the government aid they were entitled to, to level the playing field, she also informed me not to tell her to "try harder" because she had done that and it simply didn't work.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/22/2014 3:06:50 PM     (No. 9935610)

She is a MORON! Unreasoning beasts!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/22/2014 3:34:55 PM     (No. 9935664)

I was a legal alien when such people were not eligible for food stamps, AFDC, college tuition, Section 8, or anything else they didn´t earn. I did what Charlie Daniels recommends and got on with my life.

I know young women like the one who contacted Charlie. I have nothing but contempt for anyone who thinks people who work hard prevent them from having a nice life. She should try it with 10 years of education, impaired vision, and a spouse who abandoned his wife and toddler to a scary life in a strange, new country. Sure, there were times when I envied those with advantages, but cookies crumble and not always the way you want them to. You just get on with it, find a moonlighting job (or two and sometimes three) and do the best you can.

My hero, Mr A, recognized that in me and liked what he saw. I could have managed without him but I´m immensely happy and forever grateful I didn´t have to.

Oh--and even if that all happened to me in the type of society we now have, I would have followed the same pattern and not expected anything I didn´t work for.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 7/22/2014 3:42:38 PM     (No. 9935677)

There are a lot of them, #1. This past Sunday my son-in-law was accosted by a woman who said he was illegally doing a fund raiser for cancer. He rides in the Pan-Mass challenge, which last year raised $MILLION for cancer. Each rider has to raise $4,300 in order to ride his/her bike from central Mass to Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod. She called the police, who got the town fathers to inform her that it wasn´t illegal in any way. It would be poetic justice if she developed cancer herself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LouD, 7/22/2014 3:46:30 PM     (No. 9935681)

Oops! That was $39 million! The largest single cancer fundraiser I have ever heard of.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 7/22/2014 4:44:16 PM     (No. 9935778)

Mr Daniels comes close to saying what part of the problem is: Patience. Young people want the top dollar job, children, the big house, the globe trotting vacations, the comforts of a good life, and they want it right out of college. It has never worked that way. IT TAKES TIME! You build up these assets over a near lifetime of working and being frugal and saving. It blooms over time, it takes debt management, hard work, it rises and falls. And if they don´t have it by age 30-ish, it must be because some old geezer is hoarding too much.

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