2008 Presidential talking points…

It’s up to each of you as individuals to make up your own minds come November, here is a pretty concise list of issues and both candidates stands on them. Verification locations are listed at the bottom.

Pick your poison… 🙂


Favors new drilling offshore US
JM-Yes BO-No

Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it
JM-Yes BO-No

Served in the US Armed Forces
JM-Yes BO-No

Amount of time served in the US Senate

Will institute a socialized national health care plan
JM-No BO-Yes

Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy
JM-No BO-Yes

Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately
JM- No BO-Yes

Supports gun ownership rights
JM-Yes BO-No

Supports homosexual marriage
JM-No BO-Yes

Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase
JM-No BO-Yes

Voted against making English the official language
JM-No BO-Yes

Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals
JM-No BO-Yes

Capital Gains Tax
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.

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 will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.)

15% (no change)

39.6% – (How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now 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.’)

(no changes)
Single making 30K – tax $4,500

Single making 50K – tax $12,500
Single making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 125K – tax $31,250

OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K – tax $8,400 (that’s $4,000.00 MORE EACH YEAR)

Single making 50K – tax $14,000
Single making 75K – tax $23,250
Married making 60K – tax $16,800
Married making 75K – tax $21,000
Married making 125K – tax $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes will almost double!!!

– 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

Restore the inheritance tax
Many families have 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 only lose them to these taxes.

New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 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!!!

You can verify the above at the following web sites:
http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/politics/articles/mccain_obama_offer_different_visions_on_taxes.html http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/barack_obama/


2008 Presidential talking points… — 6 Comments

  1. I’m tired of all the crap, so this post tries to actually tie the stuff together with the verifications. Thanks guys!

  2. I’ll tell you Jim, I wish every single person in the country could read what you have written here today!
    I have already pulled ALL my money out of every investment and took a hell of a beating cause I know it will only get worse if Body Odor gets elected. My store of foodstuffs grows every day as does the pile of loaded lead! I have new stuff coming every day, lead and food and other items that a small self sufficient farm needs to feed the family. I am afraid, the most I have ever been in my 70 years! Even when that big fan out in front of my AD-5N shut down at 10k up and 48 nm from Malta!!

  3. Nicely done but…

    McCain in DC for 20+ years is not a good thing.

    McCain has already said he would not appoint judges like Scalia and

    McCain has never said what this huge gun show loophole was.

    For the last 10 years McCain has rather played with the Democrats over the conservative part of his on party and it’s President. I doubt he’s going to change.

    McCain and Obama are the same on finance reform and imigration.

    If it wasn’t for the choice for VP I would have sat this one out.

    Ratcatcher 55