Are you kidding me?
Let’s do a little math here… For the last 8 years, we’ve had — except for the last year– a Republican led congress, and a Republican president.
We now have a HUGE deficit… courtesy of the tax and spend REPUBLICANS, not the Democrats.
When Clinton left off we had a surplus, you may recall.
We now also have a huge financial crisis on our hands that I would say has a lot to do with deregulation (hey those regulations are there to keep people in line)— deregulation funded by tax cuts to the wealthiest in our country.
If you want to read a good side-by-side analysis of the two candidate’s tax plans, check out the article on CNN.
And I agree with Obama that paying taxes is patriotic. It is our duty as citizens. I hate doing it as much as the next person, especially when the government spends on things I don’t agree with:
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and doesn’t spend on things like
HEALTHCARE for our own people…. money spent on war could have funded 193,370,980 People with Health Care for One Year
EDUCATION — LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND (HAH!) money spent on the war could have funded:
11,251,447 Music and Arts Teachers for One Year
90,037,052 Head Start Places for Children for One Year
10,777,823 Elementary School Teachers for One Year
101,437,848 Scholarships for University Students for One Year
And how ’bout investing in some ALTERNATIVE ENERGY sources that could stimulate the economy and put the U.S. at the forefront technologically and economically again… we have an opportunity to be a leader, and instead we’ve got
people republicans chanting “Drill Baby, Drill!” how sick is that?
Now I’m not so naive to think that a democrat in the white house versus a republican in the white house will make a HUGE difference, but after 8 years with a republican cowboy leading the charge, I’m sure ready to give it a try.