In regards to Sarah, I also feel that the leaders of America should be and sound educated, and be able to have an honest conversation with the leaders of the rest of the world without saying “gosh darn it,” and other “trailer park” phrases. Actually talking about something, rather than 400 words about nothing skirting the issue and question would be a good place to start for both her and McDonald’s.
As someone who works with “small business” everyday damn day, please don’t buy into McDonald’s Fuzzy Math. Nobama isn’t going to crush them. But also the 5,000 health care credit argument of Nobama is misleading also. As long as the credit is indexed to increase as healthcare costs increase the net effect will remain a zero tax adjustment to the average tax payer.
(That’s right the 5,000 as it is will end up basically a zero net effect on your taxes over the 4 years of McCain “leadership”. Your insurance will no longer be section 125 and you will have to pay tax on it as income. (STATE INCOME TAX INCLUDED, WITH NO CREDITS THERE!)But the increase in what you owe the government will be offset by the credit. BUT it is a refundable credit, which every single parent knows, are the best of credits, SO IN RARE CASES PEOPLE WILL GET CASH FOR IT. If healthcare costs remain stagnant, fat chance, but if they do, the credit isn’t a bad idea on the surface. But it is only a finger in the dike, not a long term solution.)
As far as last night’s debate:
Obama at least had some specific examples, and addressed education, but even though he kept his composure he didn’t really establish anything other than cool under pressure. And his plans, while I tend to agree with most, are expensive and risky on some levels. This country needs a tax increase right now and it needs a solid foreign policy, not a cowboy that is going to get all angry and think he is the man and just bomb and invade everyone that disagrees with him. (I liked the McCain of 2000, not the new McCain that changes his whole personality with each new pole that comes out.)
McCain needs to stop kissing everyone’s a$$. “My friends.” Was used WAY too much last night, and it makes me not want to be his friend. If you disagree with me, which he would, be strong enough to have a civil conversation about it, not kiss my a$$ with your first sentence and then spit in my face with your next sentence. He, like Palin is apposed to offering us specific examples of how they will “fix” and “change” America. They would rather try and bash the moral fabric of their opponent. When will America get sick of this “highschool” approach and vote for the better leader, not the better insulter?
All in all, IMO they are both awful, but I hope to god that they are both better than the group of fools leading us now.
Sorry for the Novel