Sunday, October 5, 2008

They just don't get it

I have been listening to the candidates for President over the past few days. Even caught the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday. There is one very prominent subject. Taxes.

The Democrats say that they are going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans. Well, at least 50% of these people don't even pay income tax. I have asked this question before, "how can you cut something that isn't there to begin with?" Secondly, they say that they are going to raise taxes on anyone who makes over $250,000. I just don't see how they think that this is going to help the middle class. Oh yes, Biden says that it is "patriotic" and "fair". Well, I just can't help but go over this again. If you raise taxes on companies, or people who own their own business, then they are going to be forced to raise their prices. This is because their costs just went up. This will affect the middle class. They want you to believe that oil companies are evil because they make a lot of money. They make a lot of money because we buy a lot of oil. It's as simple as that. I saw an article that showed that one of these companies makes a profit of about $1500 a minute. Now, that is a lot of money. But, they pay $5000 in taxes to the federal government. They actually take in close to $20,000 a minute. This comes to a 7.5% profit margin. This is lower than just about any other business. Do you really think that they are going to let the government cut into their already small profit margin? It isn't going to happen.

At the debate, Biden talked about reaching across party lines. This is one of Obama's biggest selling points. It's also one of the biggest lies they are telling to the American people. Biden, when he was trying to win the nomination for himself, actually said that Obama wasn't qualified to be the Commander in Chief. Now, as soon as he was asked to run with him, he is the first one to defend him. If this isn't going along with the party lines, I don't know what is. You disagree with the man until you can further your own political agenda by agreeing with him. Governor Palin was very adamant about pointing this out during the debate. Another thing that actually got me very excited was that someone, besides the talk shows, actually, finally, called the Democrats' strategy for Iraq to "waive the white flag of surrender".

The Democrats are using taxes to buy your votes. They are stopping at nothing to try and keep their upper hand in the Congress. They are also trying to make people hate anyone who makes more money than they do. Well, guess what. THEY make more money than most of us do. Besides, how much sense does it make to punish those people who work hard and do well? It is counter productive. I still stand by the idea of the Fair Tax (see link to the right). We already pay approximately 22% of every dollar we spend in taxes (on top of whatever income tax we pay). If we get to keep all of our income, then it isn't going to be a hardship to pay 23% on every dollar we spend on new items. I encourage everyone to check it out. Let me know what you think.

Obama is constantly talking about change. But, he and Biden are going right along with the same old Democratic ideals. Raise taxes on the rich, thus, making it harder on the working class. Oh yes, and don't forget about "universal health care". Wait a minute. We already have it in Medicare/Medicaid. And, yes, it has been run into the ground. Why should we trust them with our health care? Everything they say just makes no sense what so ever.