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LG

"Spread the wealth around" Now who wants to say Obama is not socialist/marxist/communist?

Ape:

 I didn't make this video so I can't take credit. The thing is, Mcain is calling Obama a socialist because he wants to cut taxes for the middle class and roll back the tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of the country. Well, low and behold, Mcain has agreed with this point of view since 2000. Watch the video, please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8EyGpOU3qM

Jean-Pierre:

Hello singlemom..I have known this all along,but there is something not right will all the Obama followers. No matter what Obama does or says they will follow & agree. Do you know why? It is because all the Obama supporters are followers & all the McCain supporters are leaders, as is McCain himself. So Obama can spread the wealth around, hey look ar his supporters. Oprah & all the Hollywood. WOW look at all that wealth we can have!!!!!!

Thomas:

So are you saying that you are better than all of the Obama supporters??? You talk about them like they're beneath you with no brains and you're the only one with any kind of common sense. You should take a look at your answer and ask yourself why you said the things that you did. Not all of his supporters are the wealthy or live in Hollywood. Obama's supporters just want to see a this country begin to move in a more positive direction. If there's something wrong with that then shame on you.

LG:

There is something wrong with wanting to take money from someone that has worked hard for it and giving it to someone that did not work for it. And that in a nutshell is what Obama wants to do.

An American Citizen:

singlemom, OOOOhh, So you mean like how the publics money was taken after working so hard for it, by out of control greedy corporations, who did not work for it. Again, maybe I'm missing something here. Isn't that wrong ?

Ika:

Yeah, Republican McCain supporters are leaders alright....Leading this country right into the ground! Look around you....it's a very fine MESS we have here today, isn't it?

DJ:

That is already happening. The government has seized FannieMae and FreddieMac, AIG, and now owns a stake in some of the largest banks in the nation, if not the planet.
I don't want to start an argument, but these things are being done hand-in-hand by the current president and congress.
I find it chilling that our government now holds the mortgages to so many homes in America. I used to be scared of government in the bedrooms of citizens, now it simply has the deed to the entire house.

Wpkcallaway:

Wood, you never cease to amaze me!!!! Excellent answer!!!

LG:

And so you want to make it a trifecta?

DJ:

I'm sorry, but does it sound as if I want to make it a trifecta?
I was only pointing out that those allusions you are attributing to Mr. Obama, are in fact in effect this day and this hour and doing nothing else but picking up speed.
Like I said, I don't want any argument. I simply want people to see what is happening now, in this instant.
Besides, anything any candidate says at this point is nothing more than rhetoric and empty promises. Pay no attention to what is being said...pay very close attention to what is being done.

Albert Page:

Singlemom....first off. Socialism is about as close to Communism as Socialism is to Capitalism. So - please don't confuse the two as being the same thing because they are completely different.
Also....Obama doesn't mean the following:
"All businesses should be owned by everyone in our country and receive a portion of the profits"
Which would be socialism. Think of the American Indians here in Florida with the casinos. It is equally owned by all members of said nation. Ran by their government and all profits are distributed amongst all members.
Obama means....slightly increase taxes for the top 2% of our nation and for all major corporations e.g. Proctor and Gamble, etc and slightly lower them for everyone else.
As I have done all of the math....someone who makes about 275 thousand a year - will receive a tax increase of about 0.5% - Which is so insignificant - not one person will notice in their day to day finances. And as far as the dreaded payroll taxes and stuff you keep mentioning - I have a lesson for you.
Read: There is a cap on Payroll taxes. There has been for a long time. That is not being removed - so businesses won't be taxed anymore than they have been in the past 20 years.
As you can see - there is a HUGE difference between what socialism is - and what slightly increasing taxes is. They are completely different ideas.
And LadyDay. Liberals are not followers. Followers say "Socialist/COmmunist". They aren't even the same thing. One is financial and the other is military based. Furthermore - NOT ONCE has Obama said anything promoting true socialism. It cannot be done. It would be almost impossible to establish in a capitalistic country without destroying everything and starting over.
Only followers believe everything they hear. Leaders find out what the actual terms being used mean. I'll be glad to tell you that there isn't a true Socialistic Country on the planet.

DJ:

@CM
Wow! Keep spreading the knowledge.

LG:

Economics 101 - When you raise taxes on corporations they raise prices on their products to recoup the expense. When you raise taxes enough on the wealthy you cause them to quit investing in business and in many cases will lay off and or close offices to protect their money. So please tell me what in the scenario do you like. No job creation? Job losses? Higher prices?

Albert Page:

Singlemom - Economics from the Leaders Union. :)
In the 1990's - the economy was doing better than it has ever done. The deficit was lowered close to 12% and businesses - corporations were doing extraordinary. Not to mention - the rich and wealthy were investing heavily.
Every plan Obama has - would not increase taxes for ANYONE higher than they were during our great economy in the 90's.
Pricing 101: Prices are higher RIGHT NOW then they were in the 90's. Period. They were higher in 2003 even then they were in say....1999.
So tell me Singlemom. Since you are so informed. Now with taxes being super low for the wealthy and there being more tax breaks for the rich and corporations than you can shake a stick at.,.....why are corporations laying everyone off? You know...Pepsi, Progressive, Geico, P&G, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc?
Economy 101: If you lower taxes for the wealthy - the deficit gets higher. Deficit=bad economy.

Jean-Pierre:

Chad McComas..Is your real name Joe Biden??? Sounds like your running for vice pres under Obama...

An American Citizen:

Chad McComas, You are the MAN !!! Thank you !!!

LG:

Chad, I live in a area that has more jobs than qualified employees to fill these positions. But I live in a right to work state - not a union state. I live in a state with no state income tax. The school my children graduated from is building a new much larger high school and elementary as well as expanding it other campuses - with no increase in property taxes. My employer is building a new plant to expand because we are working 10 - 12 hours per day 6 days per week. So you see I think the less government in involved the better and all unions should hit the highway. And by the way the entire state unemployment is around 5 but the area that I live in is hovering around 3 and W Texas is less than that.

Ika:

Uh...would that be Texas? George Bush's state? Because it dang sure isn't Florida. I live in a right to work state - not a union state. I live in a state with no state income tax, and the foreclosure and unemployment rate is the highest in the country. I'm getting laid off from job last month because of political gov't. b.s. Texas, the oil money state might be able to withstand 4 more years of the same thing, but Florida will not.

Albert Page:

Singlemom - the union thing was a joke. In regards to a comment above about followers and leaders. I've never been involved with a Union.
However, I live in a State without State Income Taxes too. Florida - with unemployement close to 10%. It is just as much a Red State as Texas is.
And Government involvement? So you think they should not provide us with roads, schools, etc? That is Government Involvement. Seems kind of silly to propose that everyone buy a section of street to be built in front of their house. And everywhere else in the nation.
And while you might not pay State Taxes - don't be confused. I don't either. In Ohio I did - which amounted to about 300 a year Now I pay about $56 a week in tolls, plus a food tax everytime I buy food (food tax on avg. is 3 times higher than state tax elsewhere annually). , etc, etc, etc which easily amounts to over 15 times a year then it cost me in Ohio taxes. You are taxed higher with taxes and fees than taxed states.

Albert Page:

And true - your company might be doing great. But is that because the owner is taxes 0.2% lower than he was in the 90's? I think not. Don't be so easily fooled. If all it took was a great tax program to make or break a business....don't you think everyone would own their own company?
I own my own company...and guess what keeps me in business? Here is a list for you:
1. Outstanding Customer Service
2. Effective advertising & marketing
3. Brand Recognition
4. Professional Sales
5. Quickest turn around in the industry
6. Competitive prices on the lower side
7. Word of Mouth

Singlemom....notice.....taxes aren't in there. No....I'm not a billion dollar company.....but I can assure you - that I am intelligent enough to keep my business running smoothly whether my taxes mean they are 0.5 or -.05% different. I really don't care. Only an idiot and an irresponsible person would consider closing their doors because their taxes went up.....even 3%.
Don't be mislead.

An American Citizen:

"Spread the bail outs around" Now who wants to say large corporate business is not socialist/marxist/communist ?

Thomas:

Thank you

Viking:

Ok, so if large businesses (in your opinion) are socialist/marxist/communist, then it's ok if the President is? Wake up man.....or do you consider redistribution of wealth a good thing?

Wpkcallaway:

Spread the payoffs around...Now, who wants to say Frank, Todd, Pelosi, Obama, the democratic congress are not socialists/marxists/communists?

Thomas:

I

.......:

From McCain's speech today:
"The question Joe asked about our economy is important, because Senator Obama's plan would raise taxes on small businesses that employ 16 million Americans. Senator Obama's plan will kill those jobs at just the time when we need to be creating more jobs. My plan will create jobs, and that's what America needs.

Senator Obama says that he wanted to spread your wealth around. When politicians talk about taking your money and spreading it around, you'd better hold onto your wallet. Senator Obama claims that wants to give a tax break to the middle class, but not only did he vote for higher taxes on the middle class in the Senate, his plan gives away your tax dollars to those who don't pay taxes.

That's not a tax cut, that's welfare. America didn't become the greatest nation on earth by redistributing wealth; we became the greatest nation by creating new wealth."

Viking:

I think it's a known fact and has been for a long time.....just look at his voting record in regards to raising taxes. But it doesn't matter to the kool-aid drinkers, Obama can do no wrong. Not that McCain is perfect by any means, but he is not a socialist/marxist/communist.

Lyinn:

Asked the same question tonight and all the kool aid drinkers were out. I even had a few try to educate me on the finer points of the Marx Manifesto. But alas one cannot make the woefully ill informed see the light. They call it Socialism, Socialism, almost sounds nice doesn't it? Like getting together with friends and that's what creeps like Mr. Obama would like them to think. Hey, I'd be the first to say words have to mean something, and understand the difference in the definitions but with the O guy they're interchangeable. So if he's going to screw around with the semantics of the matter we gotta call him on it just like we did with Bill Clinton the Crowned King of Flim Flam. What is it with the Dems? They are 0 for 2, going for 0 for 3. When are they going to field someone worthwhile instead of trying to foist a packaged product upon us, a caricature of a candidate that spews talking points and sound bites but is nothing but smoke? If they would do that I would be happy to vote Democrat again.

Pegalomania The Artsqueen:

I'm very glad that Joe the Plumber spoke up to Obama. When Obama doesn't have his teleprompter, he exposes his radical beliefs. To mock Joe about "how could a plumber make
$250,000?, then laugh....That misses the point. Joe was asking about purchasing the plumbing company. Small business people put the income of their business on their tax forms. If Obama had ever had a job that wasn't supported by the taxpayers, he would know this.

Rhalovely:

I've always said he was a socialist! And he is a radical socialist...

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