7 Boats?

16 Sep

I met a guy (in his 60’s) last week who owns 7 boats. This guy lives in Ardmore (OK), not in the Greek Islands. Why does one guy need 7 boats?

Ok, I guess the common sense answer is that he needs one boat for each day of the week. Come on, you can’t be seen on the same boat more than one day, right? Then, I guess there is the practical answer, in case six of the boats break down, he will still have one more to use.

I asked this 7-boat guy, are you going to the lake today with your wife? His reply, “No, I have to work.” His wife also replied to my question by saying “that’s the problem, he works up to 80 hours a week and never has time for the lake (and their 7 boats).”

I  encouraged the man to take the day off and enjoy the lake with his beautiful wife.

From boats to politics: the Republican party is trying to paint the Democratic party as the party who just hates wealth and success just because they want to place more of a tax burden on the wealthy over 250k. Let me tell you, we don’t hate wealth and success, we just hate the abuse and excesses of wealth like my example from above. Who really needs 7 boats? Nobody, unless you own a boat rental business.

As President Obama said at the Democratic National Convention (12′), he believes in helping everyone who wants the opportunity to climb up the ladder of success by providing first-rate education and affordable student loans & repayment schedules that don’t put people at the risk of bankruptcy as they work towards their dreams.

The Republican party only cares about themselves and nobody else. They don’t want care about children, families, seniors or workers. Mitt Romney wants to increase school class sizes and take away the middle class’ tax deductions like day care costs and mortgage interest. He wants to destroy Medicare and Social Security, two brilliant programs that have served us well. And he has a track record of shutting down American plants and casting good American jobs overseas. He did it time and time again. He doesn’t care about people, his master is money. 

Wealthy people would be wise to use ‘their’ excesses not on more boats but to help their less fortunate neighbors get a step up, not a hand out. They don’t need 10,000 square foot homes; they need to help people stay in their homes and the homeless to get off the streets. You see my wealthy friends, you just can’t take all of that money with you.

Heaven, if you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, doesn’t care about your Swiss bank accounts, he only cares that you join him for eternity in paradise. Remember, there is nothing that you can do or not do, to lose your spot with Jesus as long as you believe in him.

God Bless! Please have a relaxing Sunday at the lake or with your friends or with your family. You have worked enough this week. Give yourself a break. You deserve it.

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