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McCain-Obama comparison

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by dbair1967, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    This should be interesting:

    2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMPARISON TALKING POINTS

    ISSUE JOHN McCAIN
    BARAK 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 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.)

    DIVIDEND TAX

    MCCAIN
    15% (no change)

    OBAMA
    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.')

    INCOME TAX

    MCCAIN

    (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
    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 could almost double!

    INHERITANCE TAX

    MCCAIN
    - 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

    OBAMA
    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 TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA

    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://money.cnn.com/news/specials/election/2008/index.html

    http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.taxes.html

    http://elections.foxnews.com/?s=proposed taxes

    http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/...n_obama_offer_different_visions_on_taxes.html

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/barack_obama/

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/john_mccain/

    Voting Records:
    http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=9490 (Obama)

    http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=53270 (McCain)
  2. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    You forgot the most important ones:
    McCain is an old war vet and POW.
    Obama is an Ivy League lawyer and former community organizer that is half black.

    Both campaigns thought you should know.
  3. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Gosh, really? I've never heard about McCain's POW experience before, you think that's something he would play up more. ;)
  4. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Obama's tax plan really scares me especially with the way the econamy is going. More taxes just floors the consumer confidence index.
  5. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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  6. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Totally, and Obama needs to tell more people he's half black, America deserves to know.:)
  7. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    Will institute a socialized national health care plan
    No
    Yes

    How does Obama plan to do this

    Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy
    No
    Yes


    So does this include the third trimester???
    Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately
    No
    Yes


    Supports gun ownership rights
    Yes
    No

    Supports homosexual marriage
    No
    Yes


    Who care about gay marriage

    Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase
    No
    Yes

    National health care don't come cheap
    Voted against making English the official language
    No
    Yes

    This will make me vote against Obama this is ****ing America everyone needs to learn English or they need to be deported

    Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals
    No
    Yes


    They are ****ing illegal get them the **** out the country... Also how are we going to afford the social security benefits when the baby boomers retire.....
  8. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Half black?

    Please, McCain didn't have HALF a table for 5 and a half years.
    McCain was a FULL POW.
    This is just more evidence of Obama not being able to take a firm stance on an issue. Where are the details, is he anything but empty rhetoric? You know, some people even say that his birth certificate was forged.

    50% Black, 50% Muslim
    100% wrong for our country

    It's really a shame that this is how political campaigns go, isn't it?
  9. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    All I know is that only racists would dare not vote for Obama, you're not a racist are you? You better prove it at the ballot, only way we'll know.
  10. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Crap, I'm going to come out as either a racist or a sexist on election day aren't I? Maybe I'll just vote Nader.
  11. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Then you will be a racist, sexist. Now all we need is a gay candidate and you would be a homophobe also. :p:
  12. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    did he flip flop on it? because most of it is/was true at some point. I've read or heard Obama even say some of this stuff.
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Well if you don't vote McCain I guess you can cry homophobe as rumor is his top campaign guy is gay.
  14. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Please do.
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    RON PAUL all the way baby.

    Screw the rest.
  16. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    Or that you hate the country and disrespect the men and women who have sacrificed on its behalf.

    Islamo-fascist sympathizer. :p:
  17. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I may, he's certainly won me over with his campaign slogan...

    "To be, or not to be, a panda."

    That's the kind of guy who I want talking to the leaders of China.
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    :laugh2:

    ~squawk~ China wants some lead paint ~squawk~
  19. jwhardin

    jwhardin Member

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    If you run with the dogs Barrack Hussein Obama has ran with you're gonna to get fleas. I fought commies in Vietnam, so I really don't want one as president. If I had the talent to be a writer, many years back, I would have written a book titled "The next Great American Revolution". As we get fed up with taxation without representation.
  20. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    Actually, no. He's been claiming since the beginning that he was actually going to cut taxes for the vast majority of people. This email and "info" has been around for a while now, but it's still false and always has been.

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