I never eat Subway sandwiches, because I find Blimpie to be more to my liking. But, you know, I feel guilty now.

By not eating those Subway sandwiches, I am keeping destitute wretch John Fleming of Louisiana from being able to feed his family. Yes, you heard it right; poor John just does not have an extra dime to spare. His paltry Congressional salary and the peanuts he makes from his Subway franchise are barely enough to keep his poor, wretched family alive. There just isn’t any money left for anything else.

How can the President ask for even MORE treasure from those who have so little to give?


Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) told MSNBC’s Chris Jansing that President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan — which calls for increased taxes on wealthy Americans — only “hurts” the economy.

Fleming — a businessman who owns Subway sandwich shops and is responsible for more than 100 UPS stores across the south — said that taxing wealthier people hurts job creation. Jansing pointed out that, as the Wall Street Journal estimated, Fleming raked in more than $6 million last year. Chump change, Fleming said!

“That’s before you pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment and food,” he said. “The actual net income of that was only a mere fraction of that amount.”

So how much are we talking about? Just a few-hundred thousand, give or take.

“The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 of that $6.3 million,” Fleming said. “So by the time I feed my family I have maybe $400,000 left over to invest in new locations, upgrade my locations…”



It caused me to cry a little bit, posting this sad story about a destitute man. I’m thinking of setting up a PayPal account so I can make sure poor John’s family has a decent meal tonight. It should make us all think twice; while some of us get to enjoy those Subway sandwiches John is selling, his own poor family is no doubt going to have to eat ramen noodles. Again. And they’re lucky that they even get THAT every night.

Seeing the plight of John Fleming, I now realize I have been too hard on Joe Walsh. Given that he gets such a pissy amount from his Congressional salary, it’s no wonder he can’t afford to pay child support.

I hope the President ends this class war on Americans who just don’t have any more to give.



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