Dear John Fleming,
I really feel for you and your family. No, really! I do! I know how hard it is to raise a family and pay your bills in today’s economy. I truly feel your pain when you say that having your taxes raised would leave you with less money to be a “job creator.”
Says Mr. Fleming on his dire financial straits:
(When you) “pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment, and food,” his profits “a mere fraction of that” — “by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over.”
Wait, did you just say $400,000? $400,000?! You’re complaining that you have only eight times the median salary for American households? Boo. Frakking. Hoo.
I don’t begrudge you your profit, assuming you make it legally. Normally this is not the first thing that comes to mind with a profit margin in less than the millions, but you ARE a Republican and corruption is like breathing to you people. Ask Rick Perry about his fantastic real estate deals!
But let’s assume everything is aboveboard. Are you really going to stand before the people of this country, many of whom are jobless through the machinations of Wall St. and no fault of their own and complain about your measly $400k? Are you going to stand in front of a group of children that have no home and have the balls to say that you don’t feel comfortable paying a few extra thousand a year to keep them fed and off the streets?
Perhaps you will only be able to afford the BMW instead of a Lamborghini this year. I think you might just survive that kind of hardship, don’t you?
Mr. Fleming, for being so out of touch with the people you were sent to Washington to represent that you might as well have said “Let them eat cake!”, Congratulations! You’re a douchebag!!