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Free stuff for all of us

I have to admit that I am kind of getting excited about Obama winning. Really. Add to that the possibility that the Dems could win the House and the Senate. Things are looking good.

For all of you conservative types like me, just consider what these folks stand for and how it could benefit us. If you are like me, you are probably pretty darn tired of paying for your healthcare and your mortgage. These will both be water under the bridge with Obama and his friends. Forget about it.

The coolest part of this man's plan is I don't even have to work anymore. Someone else will pay for me to sleep in, watch TV, play on the computer, whatever. I'll probably start drinking a lot more since my responsibilities will be forgotten.

No more driving my kids to school or even worrying about feeding them. I'll sign up for the free bus rides and the free breakfast and lunch program at the governement school. Oh, I forgot about food stamps. No more having to spend my money for groceries. This is way cool.

I'm sure that somewhere down the road Obama will help with gas for my car. When the price of gas increases, I can just relax. My gas will be paid for.

There will be a whole lot more goodies once the man gets in office. He can't list them all now because a lot of uptight folks will get mad and say that he wants to take their money. I am starting to see the light though. Quit worrying about how much you will have to give, and just start seeing how much you can get.

Yep. I am quitting all work effective the day after Obama takes over.

Comment balloon 29 commentsKevin Robinson • October 25 2008 08:08AM


Kevin ..... I'm Soooooo glad you have seen the LIGHT shinning off the Messiah. He will be our savior. I too am looking forward to living in a welfare state.

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) over 11 years ago


You are so right. This could be a windfall for all of us. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

If you need an incentive to vote...well, we have one!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the sweet sound of doing nothing and getting paid for it! I can't wait!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) over 11 years ago

I've been checking out new cars with the money i am going to save on health insurance

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 11 years ago

Wow!!! I never thought of it this way !   I have been working 6 days a week for 30 years....finally a paid vacation!!!

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 11 years ago

great post - I am going to send it to everyone I know. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?

Posted by Richard Shuman, Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals (The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts) over 11 years ago

You know what you have made me see the light. Lets go with the conservative version of things.

Rich people will pay no taxes at all. Hey you deserved it right? You work harder than everyone else!

Poor people will just be rounded up and shipped somewhere. They dont do anything right? They are all shiftless and lazy right?

Then we can put everyone else into prison that isnt up to spec too!

Oh then we can get the death penalty really rolling and start killing them off really quick. Hey they knew they could face the death penalty so they shouldnt have committed the crime! You dont see any of us in prison right? Its a choice!

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Rich people pay 90% of taxes. It is a shame that liberals can't see this, socialism has blinded their eyes and hearts.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Well rich people have 99% of the money so I guess they would have to pay the bill.

I guess greed blinds your eyes huh?

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Yikes... getting paid without working....or getting shipped off somewhere for being poor...?  I dunno.... decisions...decisions...decisions..

Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) over 11 years ago

Success is greed to a socialist. Well said.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Hey Dude have you listend to McCain?  He is all for more wars in more places.  Wars cost money (not to mention young lives).  Do you like what is happening now?  Why would you vote for 4 more years of this?  We need an administration who will invest our tax dollars in us with projects whatever it takes to get the economy moving again and give people confidence. 

Posted by kathy judy over 11 years ago

Kathy .... War is good for the economy. It employs more people to build the war material that is needed, not to mention all the service people that it take to conquer another country. Plus killing can be fun, as long as you are killing the right people.

In reality .... I do not see anywhere in McCain's speaches or personality where he intends to create more wars. It is actually the Messiah ... His Holiness Obama who has OPENLY said he has no problem attaching Pakistan ..... One of our KEY democratic supporters and Alies.

Kathy .... Open you eyes.

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) over 11 years ago


I think that what Obama said is that he would pursue the Taliban and other terrorists into Pakistan if that is where they fled upon contact.  The doctrine is "hot pursuit".  He did not say he would attack Pakistan.  It's those kinds of misstatements that litter the Limbaugh/Hannity trail that so many of your right wing extremists follow.  Thank God that you only make up less than 20% of the electorate. 

Posted by Bill Schwent, Santa Fe Broker (Casa Tierra Realty) over 11 years ago


I can't wait for Obama to start spreading the wealth around.  I am going to quit working too.

Posted by Titanium Real Estate (Titanium Real Estate, Ltd.) over 11 years ago

Kevin - I've been saying this for some time. Certainly the new business I intended to start has been put on hold until after November 4. If Obama wins I will most certainly NOT be doing that. Not employing more people. Not paying more taxes for my hard work. I really think I will fully investigate all government hand outs tha might be available and basically do as little as possible. "Nothing" has worked for the lazy for so long who have been existing on my dime that I think I might just join them.

Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Kevin ~

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Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Kevin ~

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Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Kevin - Holy cow - what have I been thinking! I am jumping on the Obamawagon, but will sign up to work for ACORN every election cycle so I can collect some extra spend money for signing up my neighbor's pets and children to vote to keep him in office.....

Posted by Susan McQuaide (Keller Williams) over 11 years ago

Kevin - No worries, I will pick up the slack.  Seriously, if you want to know my thoughts on 'Socialism' follow what I've wrote and commented on in regards to the Bailout.

And I did see that Sean makes mention of war being good for the economy.  I was taught a similar thing at a young age.  Disregarding all the reasons that the reality of that may be disconcerting... aren't we at war now?  How's the economy doing?

And let's stick to the issues, this 'Messiah' crap is as ridiculous as some of the stuff I see written by the far left about Sarah Palin & John McCain.  All Four of the candidates are much smarter than the majority of us... if you don't believe me... look at where they are at right now on the 'Success' scale.  Then again, how smart can an ambitious person be knowing that they will be scrutinized and chastised by every extreme wing known to man?  Whomever wins, I will support the best I can... whether I agree with their policies or not.  Personally, I think we should of been throwing tea bags into our waters awhile back. 

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago

Jason- You are my hero! Well Said!!!

If the rich people want to quit their jobs, I'm here to step over their selfish, whiney, lazy bodies and get to my next tax bracket:) Facisits. I suppose we middle class people need some "cleansing" out of society before we become too successful just to keep us in check. All hail to the rich people! All hail to the rich people! What would I ever do without them!!! I'll die, I'll never make something of myself without their money!

Oh I know, why don't you just take all of us middle class people who dilute the race of "Your Royal Highnesses" and stick us in a few ovens so that we don't get too cocky. That's just what Hitler thought about all the Jews who owned all the wealth in Germany. That way you can throw in the Muslims, Blacks and Pro-Choice people too, and you won't feel so bad.

GROW UP People! I am so sick of being called a Marxist, Socialist, Communist by you people.

Posted by Laura Monroe, Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media (Inman News ) over 11 years ago

Kevin - I'm on board Brother. On another blog I've been trying to get Obamabots to tell me how we as Realtors can vote for somebody who has pledged to raise our taxes and increase our spending after all the time and money our associations spend trying to protect out income. You have clarified everything for me in the span of a couple paragraphs.

I am volunteering to take one for the cause. If all of you who don't mind giving away more of your money would please take a moment to email me a check right now then we'll all feel better about ourselves. Or at least I will. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Posted by Gene Wunderlich, Realtor & Legislative Liaison (1st Action Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Jason ~ It is Obama's supporters that have used the nane "The One"...let's see Oprah... The one means the messiah in that circle. Let's not keep our heads in the is only rediculous to those who think even Obama doesn;t feel that way. Take the Greek columns, the liberal media never asking the gotcha questions they ask Palin and McCain.

This morning Obama refused to answer a so called hard question about Marxism.

Biden was taken aback and yelled at a reporter for asking him probing questions.

Are these candidates above those questions?


Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Kevin, when the democrats last held the white house, beginning on Jan. 20, 1993, they inherited a national debt that had risen $399 billion in the fiscal year ended on Spet. 30, 1992:

How do democrats manage to avoid republican era deficit excess? They manage the federal government much more prudently than republicans:

President Clinton's administration effected the greatest reduction in non-defense federal employees, vs the levels during Reagan and Bush:

That adds up to bureaucratic bloat more than six times that of the Democrats

Historical Debt Outstanding

In the last full fiscal year of democratic control of the executive branch, ended on Sept. 30, 2000, the national debt rose just $18 billion, After eight years of republican control of he executive branch, in the most recently ended budget year, on Sept. 30, 2008, the national debt rose $1,117 billion . How "American" is it, to support a tax cutting yet spending wildly, fiscal policy, practiced by republicans in the white house since 1981? After 12 yeaars of Reagan and Bush '41, the national debt had risen from just $907 billion debt outstanding, to $4,064 billion.

Historical Debt Outstanding

During both of these periods of republican white house control, taxes were aggressively cut, whereas, in the eigth year, Clinton period, taxes on the middle class were reduced from Bush '41 administration levels, and raised modestly on the top ten percent of income earners.

In 1995, Newt Gingrich and his republican house majority shut down the federal government over their demands for spending cuts....who turned out to be right? Clinton, or Gingrich? The budget was in balance, by 1998....


November 14, 1995

..."Shortly before the meeting began at 10 P.M. Monday, Mr. Clinton vetoed a two-week extension of spending authority for the Federal Government, complaining of its reductions in spending: "We don't need these cuts to balance the budget. And we do not need big cuts in education and the environment to balance the budget."

...and Kevin, it was the party and the presidency you support that resorted to this:

"Inventing The "Clinton Recession"". Business Week Online

The republican senate minority has stopped any senate action it disagrees with, in an unprecedneted way:

So, Kevin, what are you really worried about, if Obama is elected president? How can he possibly do any worse than Bush, compared to what was accomplished in the eight years befoe he became president? There is nothing in the record of republican executive or legislative performance, to back your strong preference for their continued control of any branch of government, at least not from conventional media sources. Does information from conventional sources have a lot to do with influencing your views, Kevin?


Posted by Ed Lefevre (angry curious sort) over 11 years ago

Ed - Yes, I think we need another Contract with America and to make sure conservative Republicans are in charge in Congress again.  The chart from 1994 to 2000 looks pretty good.  Bush is less fiscally conservative than I would like, but 9/11 happened in 2001 so we have no way of knowing how it would have played out if that and the Iraq War hadn't been in the mix.  Even with the 9/11 attacks, our economy recovered quickly and we had some great economic years.  I also wonder how our economy would look right now if the Democrats hadn't overlooked the warnings they were given (by Bush) about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?  Oh well, we'll never know.

Kevin - yep.  My husband and I have been talking about how after working practically round the clock six days a week (and sometimes seven) to improve our lives, that a vacation might be great.  What would it be like to be bored?  I guess I won't need to work harder so I can give money for the charitable causes or people I want to support because the government will increasingly do it for me (I'll just have to cover my ears when I hear even more of my tax money is going to causes/programs who's values oppose mine).  Plus, I'll be better able to manage my stress levels during those long waits to get medical attention.  When I just wrote out the check paying $2.15 per kid per day for lunch, I couldn't help but notice the $.40 cost of the reduced lunch program.  That's cheaper than buying groceries and packing it yourself!

And, I'm looking forward to not having to hear about how all of our woes are the fault of Bush or the Republicans.  Of course, Bush will probably still be blamed somehow.

Posted by Stephanie Pitel (Smart Referral Network, LLC) over 11 years ago


My hat and my admiration is off to you and your familty.  If, indeed, we are in the greatest stuggle since WWII, you are, indeed, exibiting a sacrifice sufficent to "the threat".  That seems to be a rarity in this blog with most 'conservatives' having left the ship for fiscal restraint years ago.  JFK advised us 40 years ago to do what is right for our country.  The top 1% are not even close.

Posted by Bill Schwent, Santa Fe Broker (Casa Tierra Realty) over 11 years ago

Lefevre just tires me out.  Hey Ed, I am probably with you more than I'm not on the 'ideals' thing but I'm kind of wishing your day job would hire you back.  I'm just saying...

Nicholas - Ahhhh, the ides of debate.  They may have introduced it but you folks continue to promote it.  This is just a personal thing, but I don't think Mr. Obama is anything more than a somewhat articulate politician.  My own head isn't in the sand and isn't buried up somebody's keister; I actually endorse being wrong because that typically means I am learning something. 

"Are these candidates above those questions?"  Can you take a guess at what my answer is...  Absolutely Not!  They aren't above those questions, nor is anybody.  I really don't mind that you are passionate about your beliefs and this country... I don't even mind debating on particular issues.  What I do mind is when I hear crap like 'lipstick on a pig'... 'obamonites' ... 'Bush is an idiot'... and down the proverbial road.  I get bored with that stuff.  Truth be told, I personally am not a huge fan of the current administration though I would love to hang with Mr. George. 

Kevin - It is your post and I apologize for hijacking it with my own thoughts... to which may or may not turn out to be true.  I will send you a Christmas Card none the less....

Sweet dreams, dear...

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago


I am looking forward to both the Christmas card and Ed getting hired back at his job.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 11 years ago