I have an uncle in Wisconsin. He's slightly mentally handicapped and lives in subsidized housing because of his income level.
In tribute to my Grandma (who's been gone a number of years and of whom I still miss), I send my uncle a check every month. The check is only $30.00. I believe he uses it for living expenses that aren't covered by assistance. I rarely get an acknowledgement/thank you from him - unless of course, I'm late in mailing it out.
My uncle voted for Obama. Normally, I say "Live and let live" and let it go at that. But I am thinking about telling him that effective 1/01/13, that I'm cutting his monthly check from $30.00 to $15.00 because of the impending increase in taxes that I'll be paying as a result of Barack Obama's policies.
Given that my uncle is slightly mentally handicapped, I'm wavering about this. I don't wanna appear like a cad but at the same time, I don't wanna be taken for granted and want him to know that actions have consequences.
What would you do?
MplsSteve, Free Republic 68 Comments
[11/12/2012 5:46:30 AM]
Fundie Index: 76
Submitted By: WatermelonRat
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So much for all lip service Republicans love to pay their so-called family values. I'm shocked that someone would even suggest such a thing, even if there was no intention to follow through. Frankly, I'm half-inclined to call this a Poe. I find it hard to believe that pettiness could reach such a disgustingly low.
But then, there was that comment about that woman cutting her daughter's college tuition, and another older one featuring some guy raging about aid for the elderly, so I'm not so sure anymore. Even if Democrats are a bunch of shortsighted douchebags owned by corporate interests, at least they pretend to give a shit about others; seems it's the Republicans that embody the worst of American culture.
11/13/2012 3:06:51 AM
You're a complete cunt.
11/13/2012 7:34:33 AM
"What would you do?"
In your case? Kill myself.
11/13/2012 12:32:32 PM
You want to punish a mentally handicapped relative
by lowering the allowance you were sending him form the measly $30
because you detested the candidate he voted for? What a formidable demonstration of lamilial love!
I would like to see the Social Services suing your ass so as to forcing you to contribute to the care of your uncle.
Do to mankind a favor: buy Final Exit
with the $15 you will save and go by most painful method or, more simply, DIAF for your utter lack of humanity.
And you know the worst? Plenty of freepers agreed with him.
11/13/2012 1:02:41 PM
If you're so poor that your idea of compassion is $30.00 a month for a mentally handicapped uncle, then you're either
(A) lying about being a nice guy
(B) $30.00 is a LOT of money for you, in which case you're certainly not making enough income to be in the group that just might get its taxes "raised". (Not really raised, but just obeying the law by allowing the sunset clause of the Bush tax cuts to be followed.)
11/13/2012 3:50:12 PM
As someone who not only has ADHD and Asperger's but knows a lot of people with disabilities, I say FUCK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
11/13/2012 3:53:57 PM
it always amazes me at how proud these people are of showing what heartless, greedy, cruel fuckheads they are.
11/13/2012 6:42:41 PM
I'd kick you in your fucking face for being such an idiot.
11/13/2012 9:31:16 PM
Nothing says "I love freedom" like needless, petty cruelty to a mentally handicapped loved one.
Jesus would be proud.
11/13/2012 10:24:38 PM
Another fine example of why herpes is preferable to a dose of Christian compassion.
11/13/2012 10:57:26 PM
Christian love for the family right there.
11/14/2012 7:38:49 AM
You should go and headbutt a tree repeatedly until one of you gives up, you horrible person.
11/14/2012 11:46:45 AM
If you need to think about measly fifteen bucks, you are not nearly wealthy enough to gain tax breaks. Get a job you lazy bum!
11/15/2012 6:49:36 AM
Free republic are monsters. Evil sick excuses for human beings. If Jesus were real he'd spit on them.
11/15/2012 8:41:48 AM
Republican uses financial blackmail against relative that voted Democrat, #1847543.
This is seeming disturbingly common...
11/15/2012 8:59:57 AM
Your god hates you
11/15/2012 10:31:00 AM
If you wind up paying higher taxes, and thats unlikely, then you may need to adjust your payment to your Uncle.
He may be grateful for the extra money but saying it every month is a bit wearing when you know you can't do better yourself.
If you have other family members ask them to donate a few dollars.
He has a right to vote however he likes and he is not under your control so either give him the money as a family member or leave him alone.
11/15/2012 4:18:55 PM
What would you do?
Beat the shit out of you for being a worthless dickheaded asshole. You people are horrible in every sense of the word.
11/15/2012 4:25:13 PM
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