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September 19, 2008

Country First

Filed under: Obama-Hatin' — Tags: , , , , — choosetheright @ 12:06 pm

Maybe because she’s a Jersey girl turn baroness, Lynn Rothschild has caught my attention.  But, I think it’s more what she has to say.  In case you haven’t heard, this Democratic fundraiser who was a huge Hillary supporter has now spoken out against Obama because he’s “too far left”.  She was quoted in the New York Times back in June saying, “I love my country more than my party and I’m going to vote for the person who I trust most to do the right thing for ordinary Americans.”

I think this the key to winning this election.  People are enthralled with Obama and his idealism for change and hope for change, but do they even know what kind of change he is talking about?  Higher taxes (you know, so we can all be more “patriotic” as stated by Biden) bigger government, socialized medicine… I think the change people want to see is people putting America first and not themselves or their party.  Which McCain is actually doing with his new Country First slogan.

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9 Comments »

  1. According to a CNN fact check, Obama’s tax plan would increase taxes in 2009 on the wealthiest 20 percent of households while offering tax cuts for the other 80 percent. The largest increases would be on the top 1 percent of earners, according to analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan research group whose staff of experts includes former economic advisers to the White House and Congress under both Republicans and Democrats.

    Comment by LG — September 19, 2008 @ 3:25 pm

  2. Thanks so much for commenting in Obama support, I have been waiting for this because I honestly, honestly don’t understand why anyone supports him. And I’m not sure I understand your argument… it’s a good thing he’s raising taxes? Even if his tax increase is for the wealthiest part of the country what difference does that make? Not trying to argue, just really trying to learn.

    Comment by choosetheright — September 19, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

  3. The bottom line is, with the current economical climate, taxes will be raised regardless of who is elected. The government just bought out AIG. Who do you think is footing that bill? Yes, Obama is raising taxes in the wealthiest 20 percent of households. But do you realize these are the same people that have been getting the tax breaks for the past 8 years, while the middle class, the regular people like you and me, are struggling to get by, with no tax relief? Taxes are inevitable and someone has to pay them. But it is time the hard working, middle American Everyman gets a break. It is time a parent can send his child to college without worrying if he can pay the bills that month. Isn’t it time that a middle class person gets some relief?

    Obama will raise taxes on households that make OVER $250,000 a year, and all that entails is rolling back the Bush tax cuts, so they will just be paying what they were under Clinton. Conversely, under Mccains plan, most people will get very little. Look at the chart here: http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/11/news/economy/candidates_taxproposals_tpc/index.htm …where do you fall on that list?

    To quote the article:
    “McCain: The average taxpayer in every income group would see a lower tax bill, but high-income taxpayers would benefit more than everyone else.

    Obama: High-income taxpayers would pay more in taxes, while everyone else’s tax bill would be reduced. Those who benefit the most – in terms of reducing their taxes as a percentage of after-tax income – are in the lowest income groups.”

    Taxes are not the sole reason I support Obama, but they are one. I personally feel he is more alligned with my beliefs and the America I see for the future and for my children’s future. Furthermore, I do not feel comfortable with McCain’s choice of VP. If (and this phrase has been all over the media) “God Forbid something happens to him.” He is 72 years old and the oldest person to be president, if (God forbid, lol jk) elected.

    I can go on and on about why I support Obama over Mccain, and that is a personal choice I am entitled to, as you are to support who you see fit. I may not agree with all of your views, but I am glad you share them with us. Being aware of the issues is half the battle.

    Love you Walby!

    Comment by LG — September 19, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

  4. Here’s the thing though, yes he’s putting the tax bracket back where it is, but that’s in addition to all the other taxes he plans on adding, like the Social Security, Capital gains, inheritance tax, etc. And my question is, won’t taxing people who earn more than $250,000 a year hurt the small business owners who employ the middle class? I know my father-in-law with his Chiropractic clinic already has a hard time making ends meet with overhead and all that… and heavily taxing him will cause him to cut back on his staff.

    Comment by choosetheright — September 19, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

  5. I agree with you entirely! I was recently told by an Obama supporter, after saying that I think McCain has been gaining in the polls because of his “Country First” slogan and his platform of less government and less taxes, that the Republicans are all about marketing and that it’s a shame the American people follow this nonsensical strategy. I had to laugh out loud at that! Obama’s been more about marketing than the issues. No one truly knows what this guy wants for the ordinary American. It’s all about following party lines for him and “change” means nothing. This guy can’t even describe basic economics if he thinks he will initiate all these new government programs and cut taxes for “95% of Americans”. The American people have been listening to John McCain in these recent interviews and speeches, and he APPEALS to them. Because he says exactly what we want to hear; that Washington needs to stop acting upon their own selfish desires and going along party lines and consider what the American people WANT. What does this country need? We can be accountable for our OWN LIVES, and not others. That is what McCain has been saying, and I’m sure it’s exactly what American’s want to hear.

    Comment by Anna — September 19, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

  6. He isn’t increasing taxes on small businesses. In fact, Obama wants to elimnate the capital gains tax on small businesses. He wants to help small business cover their employees by letting them buy into a low-cost, high-quality health plan like the one offered to those in Congress, which is estimated to save businesses 140 billion annually in premiums.

    Comment by LG — September 19, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

  7. Saying what Americans “want to hear” doesn’t always translate to doing these things, once elected.

    Comment by LG — September 19, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

  8. I’ve been trying to do some research, and I’m pretty sure that there already isn’t any capital gains tax on small business (but I’m not entirely sure.. I guess it depends on the type of business). As my understanding it is only when you sell a business, property, or stock that you pay capital gains. And from what I’ve read Obama plans on raising the capital gains tax to 28% on property sold. I have found a few places that state this is only if the house is worth more than 3 million, and I’ve also read that it’s on all home sales, so I’m not sure what to believe on that one.

    Comment by choosetheright — September 19, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

  9. Hey Lauren. If you want to read more about why people like Obama, I suggest you read Andrew Sullivan. You can read his blog at andrewsullivan.com, but you should check out his article for The Atlantic called “Goodbye to All That” about Obama. The reason Sullivan is so interesting is because he considers himself a staunch conservative- in fact, a libertarian- but the doings of the Bush administration and what John McCain has been doing to win the election have made him a strong supporter of Obama. Watching someone change from believing that government should almost be nonexistent to backing a liberal is pretty incredible.

    Comment by Emily — September 19, 2008 @ 11:39 pm


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