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In this presidential election, what we have to choose from is a travesty. First, there’s Barack Obama. This guy scares the doo doo out of me. He wants to tax the rich. No, there’s nothing to add to that; he just wants to tax the rich. Here’s a quote from his own website:
“Provide a Tax Cut for Working Families: Obama will restore fairness to the tax code and provide 150 million workers the tax relief they need. Obama will create a new "Making Work Pay" tax credit of up to $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family. The "Making Work Pay" tax credit will completely eliminate income taxes for 10 million Americans.”
It’s important to note that in 2004, 32.4% of Americans had no tax liability whatsoever. The population of America is roughly 300 million. So in 2004, about 100 million had no liability at all. Obama wants to add 10 million to that figure outright. Another 150 million will get additional tax relief, above and beyond the Bush tax cuts. That leaves 50 million people to pick up the rest of the tab. These are the people who do most of the hiring, firing, and spending in America. They ARE our economy. So by golly, Obama is going to punish them by taxing the heck out of them. Then there’s his health care plan. Obama thinks that since government has done so well with Social Security, Welfare, and Medicare, then government should take over the health care system. Good one! In a nutshell, Obama’s policies focus on more government intervention in private matters, essentially ignoring the laissez faire policy of our founding fathers. On one part of his website, he boasts that he will cut government spending to get the budget and debt under control, but on every other page he proposes a new program that will require government funding. Whatever, man.
Then there’s John McCain. He is this year’s Bob Dole, a loser if I ever saw one, and deservedly so. How did this guy rise to the top? He’s not even a real Republican. Of course, it is hard to find a real one these days anyway. Bush turned out to be a huge disappointment on just about every front, and I voted for him twice. Ouch. McCain wants to continue our interventionist foreign policy, an arrogant policy that began with the Spanish-American war, and has cost millions of lives as a result. McCain has also drunk the global warming kool-aid, pledging to plunge America into the fight against a natural phenomena that we cannot in any way change. Even if we could change it, there’s no way to measure how much we ourselves changed it, just as there is no way to measure how much we contribute to warming. But yet he’s just fine with committing the US to policies that place outrageous requirements on our industry, and would cripple our economy as a result.
So what is a real Republican to do? I'm voting for Bob Barr this time around. I can't vote for Obama. I can't in good conscience vote for McCain, because he just isn't a conservative. Barr is the only choice for real conservatives, and perhaps my vote will help send a message to the Republican party as a whole: We want our party back!