Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Are you fucking kidding me?

"We have to live within our means, reduce our deficit and get back on a path that will allow us to pay down our debt," the president said in a speech at George Washington University a few blocks from the White House.

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Live within our means? What in the FUCK do you know about living within my means? Any means?
Motherfucker, my bills are constantly one month behind and one jump ahead of a final notice. I shop for clothes at a thrift shop. I buy my tires at a used tire shop. I grow food in my backyard and not because I enjoy doing it. I keep the fish I catch to eat and you have no idea how much that hurts me - I can no longer afford to practice catch and release. I clip coupons. My heat in the house is non-existent (thank God I live in a somewhat temperate climate) and I don't even consider AC until it's above 90 degrees inside. Meat on the weekends is a fucking luxury as is dinner most nights, and yes I have had popcorn for dinner, you bastard. My TV service was cancelled by me months ago and I dearly miss it at times. Coyote hunting? Yeah right. Not so far this year.
And I make 23 bucks a fucking hour here in in Kalifornia. Seriously.
Obama, one week of your lifestyle would give me and my garden-sharing neighbors a life of luxury for a fucking year.

So here's a fucking challenge.
You, the motherfucker that says we should live within our means, I challenge you to come live within OUR means. Come sweat the price of gas. Come live the life of the mother that's ashamed to but still signs her babies up for free lunches at school knowing that's going to be the best meal of their day while her and her man do without. Come call the utility company and ask them to extend your service until you get paid Friday.  Come cook three 1 pot meals a week to last the entire week. Come shave your face (or legs) with hand soap because shaving cream is nice but not a necessity.
Come and refuse an invitation for drinks from a lady you admire and would like to get to know better because you can't afford to pay for the second round. Look at the hurt in her eyes and the disbelief at your bullshit excuse. Then walk away.

You sorry motherfucker.
I've worked my ass off my entire adult life. I've served my country and will gladly do so again if asked. I have drawn exactly ONE  unemployment check in my life.
I will fucking starve before asking for your help and yet you have the fucking audacity to say we must live within our means?

Fuck you, Obama.
Why don't YOU live within MY means?