Help 411 choose a Prez…


Barack Obama CaricatureIn case anyone is wondering – I’m still “undecided” who I’m voting for in the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 4th. There is so much spin out there on the airwaves – you really don’t know what to believe. There is so much going on behind the scenes in the U.S. Government that is unknown to the standard citizen.

But after watching Barack Obama’s half hour TV special last night – I truly think he has the best campaign ideas. Whether he’s able to carry out his “plan” is another thing entirely (you know – all plans start out ambitious). And how that affects the country as a whole, the economy, etc. is completely unknown. But it seems to me, that perhaps Obama does care about this country – and the “change” he proposes, might actually bring respect back to our country (either that – or he’s a Academy Award winning actor!)

With that being said – Here’s a little survey for the Pro-Obama readers out there… perhaps you can address these questions simply in the comments section. Help us undecided voters make a choice.

Reader Survey: Questions about Obama

  • Tax Cuts: How much will a family expect save under Obama’s plan? Will the “wealthy” get creative, and figure out ways to pay less taxes as well? Will our overall tax revenue as a country decline or remain level?
  • Green Jobs: Can they really create an average of 100,000 new jobs per U.S. State? If so, how long will this take?
  • “Shining the light”: We all know that government in America is probably one of the most corrupt organizations in the world (just look at Hoboken). How in the world is he going to be able to get a grasp on that?
  • Health Care: Obama’s plan to address the problems in Health Care is certainly aggressive. Do you think he’ll be able to successfully tackle the insurance and pharmaceutical giants?
  • Foreign Oil: While I don’t believe the “global warming” theory, is his plan to reduce “dependency” on foreign oil realistic? Would that affect local prices at the pumps?
  • Tackling poverty: Sure, minimum wage is not enough for most people to earn enough to be above the poverty line – but while there are honest hard-working people out there – there are also many folks that spend their money unwisely (drugs, alcohol, etc) – He can address the financial aspect of poverty – but what about the mental aspect?
  • War in Iraq: While Obama shares the same “anti-terrorism” mentality that all Americans should have – are his expectations to end the war in Iraq – thus saving billions – realistic? Can he “secure loose nuclear materials” from terrorists in four years? Do we even know where they are? If elected – what are the chances we’ll go to war with Iran – or any other country?

Lastly – if you’re an Obama supporter – what single “event” (or failed action) would make you second guess your choice if he’s elected? Would it be war with another country? Failure to pass (insert bill here)?

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Response to post in the “tax bill shock” thread – moved it here at the suggestion of Monk [quote comment=”115970″]It was Bush and the Republicans who spent like Dave Roberts. They have put our federal government in tremendous debt. Clinton had left the economy in good shape and brought the debt down from the Republicans before him. Roberts spends like a Republican President of the last couple of decades not a Democrat. McCain, who has only broken away from Bush lately as a campaign device, is the one to fear. As for me, I don’t earn a quarter of a million dollars a year or more, so I will pay less federal taxes under Obama. (And he won’t ruin health care in this country as McCain would with his plan.) So I, like just about everyone I know (including my parents who were life-long Republicans until Bush showed them the error of their ways), will be voting for Obama.[/quote] How is McCain going to ruin healthcare? He is just taxing you on the healthcare benefits you get AND giving you a massive tax deduction to compensate you for the change in the tax treatment of these healthcare benefits. The average person will actually pay less in taxes b/c the tax benefit of that deduction is actually much larger than the taxes you would pay if you were taxed on the “value” of that health coverage you already get from your employer with no off-setting deduction. The purpose of this change… Read more »

[quote comment=”115949″]Sarah Palin believes that the media is violating her 1st Amendment rights.

The 1st Amendment is so sexist.


Brian g….so happy to see you post here again. I’ve missed the chats on the other board that you articulated so well 😀


wow, I’m shocked that she knew what the 1st amendment rights are. Funny how when the media attacks she never said that was their 1st amendment rights.