Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Reason I Am Voting for Obama


3 Comments:

Blogger Jodi said...

Love it! Where did you find this?

September 24, 2008 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference between the two is negligable, for the majority of Americans $6 - $15/week.
This difference can either be made up or worsened, depending on how the economy does.... What if McCain wins but gas goes down? That would easily validate his higher plans. What if Obama wins and the Stock market soars? What if the the dollar/Euro exchange rate goes more in the US's favor...That would make Obama look like a genious!
The tax issue means direct $$ in/out of our pocket, But I would rather pay $15 more a week in tax to save $30/wk on gas, make more on my ROTH, etc, etc... How much will our $$ be worth in ten months is so much more important.....

I think I had too much coffee this morning:)

September 24, 2008 9:28 AM  
Blogger jwer said...

The difference is hardly negligible, it just happens that the middle class is affected similarly by both.

The important difference is that Obama is rightly raising taxes on the ultra-rich, and lowering it on those who can barely afford to pay taxes at all. $19,000/year is $365/week. A $10/week reduction is a hell of a lot better than a $0.36 one.

Another way of looking at it, if you insist on suggesting that they're the same because some of the numbers are close, is that McCain's plan lowers EVERYONE'S taxes, resulting in a net loss of tax income to the government, whereas Obama's plan raises taxes for the top 10% of Americans, producing a huge increase in Treasury income.

Yet another way of looking at it, this time taking advantage of the fact that the plans are largely similar below $250K/year, is that McCain's campaign is consistently lying about Obama's plans to "raise taxes for everyone".

I find that I'm OK with all three interpretations.

September 24, 2008 11:15 AM  

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