Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Dear Sue Kelly, Thanks for my $17 tax cut
The first thing that pops into mind is that it will buy me one, yes one, haircut. But it will leave me just enough left over so that I can tip my barber Joe a couple of bucks. Or, I could go a little crazy and add just over a quarter a tank of gasoline to my car. That will go a long, long way... well at least enough to drive down to Manhattan (but forget about the parking). However now that I really think about it, I think I will best stretch that $17 out by using it to satisfy my addiction to the wonderful Vanilla Bean Frappucino from Starbucks. Sue, I can't express how grateful I am to you for affording me the opportunity to indulge in four, yes four, of those most satisfying and delightful refreshments.
As rich as I'm feeling now thanks to the $17 extra bucks Sue Kelly helped to add to my pockets, it seems pale in comparison to what the wealthy will be receiving. You see, those earning over one million dollars per year will be given a tax cut of approx. $42,766. Let's see, so while I'm drinking one of my four tasty Vanilla Bean Frappucinos, the wealthy will be able to pay for tuition, room and board at one of the finer institutes of higher learning for one of their children. Wow, maybe I'm not feeling so cared for after all. I guess I shouldn't complain however. I mean those poor suckers making only 30k per year are only getting a $10 tax cut.
I sure hope Sue Kelly doesn't consider me ungrateful. It's just wonderful that Sue and her GOP allies are able to provide such huge benefits to the wealthy and at the same time allow me to indulge in a few of my favorite refreshments.
I thank you Sue Kelly for the seventeen bucks. However, I'm sure that the wealthiest Americans thank you even more.
Not that we aren't grateful.