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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Have the video now...

As I stated in prior post, McCain made some ignorant statements this morning being interviewed by CNN. Watch this video:

He mentions establishing a 9/11 commission - what is the correlation to the economic question he was asked? He argues that Obama's tax plan would raise taxes - now I have gone over and over the plans of both candidates - and there is no RAISE on Obama's side. The change begins in McCain's tax plan as stated here:

McCain Obama

$38,000 - $66,000 ($325) ($1,118)
$66,000 - $112,000 ($994) ($1,264)
$112,000 - $161,000 ($2,584) ($2,135)
$161,000 - $227,000 ($4,437) ($2,796)

the only area that McCain gives more of a break is in the $112-$161K range, but see how the Republicans are still favoring the rich with the 63% greater tax cut in the high range. McCain is griping about Obama wanting to raise the capital gains tax from 15% to 20% - face it, the majority of the poor middle class doesn't even have to worry about that because we can't afford to invest any money. If anyone sees a big enough profit in selling stock now - they won't even have to worry about any cap gains.

But back to the video. McCain touts his Health Care Plan as being so much better, because he will be giving "up to" a $5000 tax credit (that is dollar for dollar) - but wait a minute - he is also going to make employer provided health care TAXABLE to you first. Depending on the premiums paid - this could be a wash or worse. Credits always sound good - but do the math first.

It is at the very end of the video where he is asked about Palins' "earmarks" and he tap dances all around and says the same old, same old - no answer.

Now the Republican camp is saying that the Alaska investigation into Palin's "Troopergate" is TAINTED by the Obama team. Let's see now - this investigation began in July and was on track, but NOW it is tainted. I guess I shouldn't be amazed at the spin doctors and Rovian tactics - and there are those who just fall blindly inline with this philosophy.

OK - everyone get back to work - I have more things to look up and scrutinize.

THANKS - BUT NO THANKS, you can't keep me quiet right now. Later.....

1 comment:

SamuraiFrog said...

The investigation is tainted because Sarah Palin has refused to cooperate with it until she gets assurances that she won't lose her job if she's found guilty. They'll stall as long as they can because the results of the investigation are supposed to be released next month, just before the election.