Are we voting in the lesser of two evils today?
One sounds like all wealth of the US is about to get thrown up in the air and whoever has the highest vertical or loudest bullhorn will be pocketing it.
The other is a partial return to the past eight years with eye candy and future totally-mavericky SNL skits this time.
Rebuttals to the statements above are welcome.
The "interviews" on Monday Night Football last night? I thought both stumbled thru Boomer's hard-hitting questions *cough* but McCain walked away the victor with the rubes by using the "he-could-go-all-the-way" line that died out with Generra Hypercolor t-shirts and crimped hair you could surf on. Props again for McCain reaching out to Joe Six-Pack versus Joe the Plumber, smart move that might have won a few ESPN-type sport dudes votes.
I'm sure people have received this email this morning:
2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMPARISON TALKING POINTS ISSUE
JOHN McCAIN - BARACK OBAMA
Favors new drilling offshore US
Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it
Served in the US Armed Forces
Amount of time served in the US Senate
22 YEARS-173 DAYS
Will institute a socialized national health care plan
Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy
Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately
Supports gun ownership rights
Supports homosexual marriage
Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase
Voted against making English the official language
Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals
CAPITAL GAINS TAX
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.
28% on profit from ALL home sales. (How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.)
MCCAIN15% (no change)
OBAMA39.6% - (How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that 'Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.')
MCCAIN(no changes)Single making 30K - tax $4,500Single making 50K - tax $12,500Single making 75K - tax $18,750Married making 60K- tax $9,000Married making 75K - tax $18,750Married making 125K - tax $31,250
OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)Single making 30K - tax $8,400Single making 50K - tax $14,000Single making 75K - tax $23,250Married making 60K - tax $16,800Married making 75K - tax $21,000Married making 125K - tax $38,750
MCCAIN- 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)OBAMARestore the inheritance taxMany families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.
NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA
New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet. New gasoline taxes.New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity)New taxes on retirement accounts; and,New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!! You can verify the above at the following web sites:
Anyone have the Obama version of a chain email?
Any chance voters could line veto the issues by each candidate and build some Six-Million Dollar (to build Lee Majors is probably close to $21 million in today's dollars) presidential hopeful ?
I will be voting despite having to throw the proverbial dart on the wall since neither candidate for president nor the senate race between Franken and Coleman really jumps out as a clear winner in my book.
My wife, who got to school at six a.m. this morning, told me people were lined up at the building to vote nearly two hours before the polls open; like the day after Thanksgiving and only three $10 40 inch flat-screen TVs were being sold at Target. Even with the sense of national apathy as 401k plans are tanking faster then a dump taken after the Conquistador special washed down by five shots of Patron Silver at Don Pablos, people are going to let their voices be heard today.
That’s at least a start.