I try not to get upset at peoples' ignorance when it comes to Obama. When I listen to NPR and people are calling in saying that they don't trust the man because his middle name is Hussein just makes me cringe. What's in a name? Everyone going on about him raising taxes....he will be lowering taxes on most of the middle class which we... Read More fall into. If you make more than $250,000 you can afford to pay a little more. And the Socialist bullshit....do they even know what the word means. The whole trickle down idea is kinda crap, but the middle class is what this nation thrives on an if the middle class is thriving (which it isn't right now) then the rest of the country will.
The idea of Socialism: Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.
Middle class families will see their taxes cut – and no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase. The typical middle class family will receive well over $1,000 in tax relief under the Obama plan, and will pay tax rates that are 20% lower than they faced under President Reagan. According to the Tax Policy Center, the Obama plan provides three times as much tax relief for middle class families as the McCain plan.
Families making more than $250,000 will pay either the same or lower tax rates than they paid in the 1990s. Obama will ask the wealthiest 2% of families to give back a portion of the tax cuts they have received over the past eight years to ensure we are restoring fairness and returning to fiscal responsibility. But no family will pay higher tax rates than they would have paid in the 1990s. In fact, dividend rates would be 39 percent lower than what President Bush proposed in his 2001 tax cut.
Obama’s plan will cut taxes overall, reducing revenues to below the levels that prevailed under Ronald Reagan (less than 18.2 percent of GDP). The Obama tax plan is a net tax cut – his tax relief for middle class families is larger than the revenue raised by his tax changes for families over $250,000. Coupled with his commitment to cut unnecessary spending, Obama will pay for this tax relief while bringing down the budget deficit. (taken from the Obama site)
****I used to always been a firm believer that a politician will say what they think you want to hear in order to get into office, and a bit of me still feels this way.****
Yes I am ranting. I just get upset when there are people that voted for McCaine because they don't want a black president. I am ashamed to say that my own father fits into this catagory. However he swares up and down that he isn't racist. Give me a frikkin' break. I am sure that there are a bunch of other people that fit in with good ol' dad.
I guess I also took into consideration the lesser of two evils. Would I rather have someone become president who can look a terrorist in the eye and tell them what they think of them or someone who can't name a single publication that they read on a regular basis (or shoots wolves from airplanes).
I find its unfortunate that I see retarded people (on top of the ones that already did) try to assassinate Obama. I think Joe Biden would be a much better replacement for Barack than Sarah Palin would be for McCaine.
Okay.....I've gone on long enough.
Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to situations like this. Le sigh!