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From Each According to His Landlord’s Ability

This month my faith in the state of the nation is somewhat tattered. No, it is not just because of the Vice Presidential debate and the rambling incoherencies of the bumbling Joe Biden. Granted, Biden’s laughing hyena-like expressions and promises to give everything to everybody even though we are on an unsustainable path, is playing a large part in my current state of apathy.

People seem to disconnect from the reality that we cannot continue down this road of spending insanity. The USA is not too big to fail.

I am so tired of the hypocrisy of Joe “pay-your-fair-share” Biden and his gang of liberals who actually mean “let’s get someone else to pay for their pandering Promises“. Biden’s pathetic record for his paltry personal charitable contributions is the true reflection of what he stands for. He’s not generous to people in need with his own money. What people do with their own money shows where their heart is… End of story.

I believe that we do need to be charitable individually. It’s not the government’s role to take care of the needy.

Also I’m referring to the truly needy and not the irresponsible people that don’t want to work or would rather have that new flat screen TV instead of providing for their family.

Part two of my recent discouragement about changing the mindset of our country’s population is as follows … My generation and the ones following behind seemed to have said to heck with personal responsibility. So many people just expect nice things without any hard work or sacrifice. Delayed gratification is not even in their vocabulary.

There was a time that someone’s word meant something. Last month I had a tenant move out of a rental house that I own . He had asked to delay part of his rent payment because of the deposits required for the other home he was moving to — although in the same conversation he discussed the new rims he was going to buy for his wife’s car. I agreed to wait and even gave a positive reference to his new landlord. A few weeks went by and I sent him a text to see when he was going to pay the balance owed. He then proceeded to tell me that he wasn’t going to pay me the remaining balance because he needed the money more than I did. Jeez, at least tell me your dog ate your paycheck or something. There were no apologies but just you have more than I do so I’m going to gyp you. Plain and simple.

The very same week I had another tenant in a different house pull a similar scenario but I’ll skip the boring details on this one. These aren’t people in dire straits but typical iPhone, multiple flat screen TV, late model car owning people. These two families I’m referring to actually consider themselves to be conservative but really don’t even truly grasp the concept.

That logic and mentality is so frustrating to me. How does my personal financial situation come into the equation for someone to justify bailing on their obligations? I give to charities, ministries, and people in actual need. And no I’m not talking about my taxes the way a liberal pretends that taxes are somehow a personal charitable contribution. It’s not charitable if you’re forced by the government. Charity comes from your heart.

The entire class warfare game nearly causes me to stroke out when I think about it. Why do people buy into this madness? I have never once felt that Donald Trump should give me a free stay at the Towers because he is rolling in cash. What someone else has is none of my business. There will always be people richer than you and poorer than you. That’s just the plain hard facts. Get over it.

I’m a partner in a design/build company specializing in custom homes and I don’t care if my client makes $50k or $900k. What I do care about is that we offer a good value for our product and services provided. The client’s net worth or lack there of is irrelevant to me. It doesn’t change what we offer.

Where does this poisonous, divisive mindset even come from? And how do seemingly normal, somewhat intelligent people buy into it?

Todd W. Reed

About the author, Todd W. Reed:

Todd W. Reed is a Californian transplanted to Georgia and a small business owner – frustrated that he sees GA becoming like the CA he fled. He is involved with the Tea Party and ran for a GA House Seat last year; missed the run off by 40 something votes.

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