What is at stake

November 3, 2008

     Beginning at 6:00 am tomorrow morning, we once again make our grand migration to the polling places in a process that we as Americans have come to take for granted. Another Presidential election, another Senate seat, another Congressional seat and here we are again, with the same old song and dance. Ladies and Gentlemen, I tell you that this is more important than just the same old routine. There are things at stake that can greatly impact our lives.

     Let us begin in the 6th congressional district, right here in the Baton Rouge area. Don “Cash in on you” has been making the same lofty promises and statements that he made a few months ago when he promised to be a “conservative Democrat”. That’s all well and good, but his record shows that he has been every bit as liberal as we feared. He’s voted against offshore drilling. He’s been the deciding vote to allow cogress to adjourn without addressing the energy crisis. He’s voted time and again for government programs and tax increases. Worst of all, he’s been one of the driving forces behind the card check program, a law that would strip American workers of the right to a secret ballot when voting on unionization and union matters. Let’s top all of this with the fact that he has endorsed Barack Hussein Obama.

     In the Senate races, we have Mary Laveau , er, I mean Landrieu, who has trumpeted herself on WJBO this very evening as a centrist. A hard worker that gets things done to er, for, Louisiana. Still, in twelve years in the United States Senate, she has performed as, not a centrist, but a liberal. Granted, her official liberal rating as of 2007 was only 53.2%, still her up-to-date voting records show that she has voted on party lines with Barack Obama 81% of the time. She is a proponant of Hate Crimes legislation, marking offenses as more severe based on race creed and faith. She favors human cloning. All of this  added to the fact that she is on the list of the top twenty most corrupt members of Congress  published by CREW, in fact, she comes in just behind William Jefferson and his cold hard cash. For a full report on the bribery acceptance allegation against our dear Senator, try this link. Oh, and by the way, she has endorsed and was endorsed by, Barack Huussein Obama.

     Now we come to the meat of my point. The Presidential race. Senator Obama has proposed a number of items that are a real threat to our way of life. Let’s just lay out a few facts. I cannot take credit for this chart. It was created by a gentleman named Aaron Robichaux. He and his wife run a lawn care and landscaping business here in Louisiana. He took the time to do the math, and the research to tell us just who Barack Obama and John McCain are:

     ISSUE

    JOHN McCAIN    OBAMA
Favors new drilling offshore US  Yes   No
Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it  Yes   No
Served in the  

US Armed Forces
 Yes   No
Amount of time served in the  US Senate  22 YEARS   173 DAYS
Will institute a socialized national health care plan  No   Yes
Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy  No   Yes
Would pull troops out of  

Iraq immediately
 No   Yes
Supports gun ownership rights  Yes   No
Supports homosexual marriage  No   Yes
Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase  No   Yes
Voted against making English the official language  No   Yes
Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals  No   Yes
                               CAPITAL GAINS TAX
McCAIN 0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples).
McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.
OBAMA 28% on profit from ALL home sales.
How does this affect you?  If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes.
If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community,
28% of the money you make from your home sale will go to taxes.
This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on income from their homes as part of their retirement income.

                                DIVIDEND TAX
McCAIN 15% (no change)
OBAMA 39.6%
How will this affect you?  If you have money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance,
retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will be paying nearly 40% of the money earned
on taxes if Obama becomes president.  The experts predict that ‘Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would
crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.’
                                INCOME TAX
McCAIN
(No changes)
  Income                      Tax
Single, 30K             $  4,500
Single, 50K             $12,500
Single, 75K             $18,750
Married, 60K           $  9,000
Married, 75K           $18,750
Married, 125K         $31,250
OBAMA
(reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single, 30K              $  8,400
Single, 50K              $14,000
Single, 75K              $23,250
Married, 60K            $16,800
Married, 75K            $21,000
Married, 125K          $38,750

Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!
                                      INHERITANCE TAX
McCAIN – 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)
OBAMA Restore the inheritance tax
Many families lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations

 because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will lose them to these taxes.
          NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA
New government taxes proposed on homes more than 2,400 square feet.
New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren’t high enough already)
New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity)
New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least….
New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!
       

      All of these things are frightening. We should bear in mind as we go to the polls that a vote for any of the three of these individuals is permission for them to implement this kind of “change”. Higher taxes, more government programs, that’s change we can believe in. Personally, I believe I’ll be voting McCain, Kennedy, Cassidy.


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