Friday, August 28, 2009

Questions for Presidential Candidates

A presidential election is occurring and with it comes all the promises from the candidates, how their agenda would be more beneficial to the country than the other candidates’ agenda. It’s down to three Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. The remaining candidates are in the legislature and are the ones who make the laws, so where are the bills, where is the legislation on what they are promising?

Barack Obama claims he is the candidate for change. He says that he’ll do things differently to get elected. He would not be beholding to the lobbyists and special interests groups, and that he should be treated as an outsider in Washington. My question to him is: how did you get to Washington?

I would also like to ask all of the candidates, who are U.S. Senators, if they are giving back any portions of their salaries since they are not doing the job they were elected to do? Instead, they are flying all across the country campaigning.

Barack Obama states he wants to end the war and pull the troops out. He wants to have universal health care, he wants to end global warming, and he wants to end global poverty at US taxpayers expense. He wants to raise the taxes on the rich and increase the taxes on capital gains. Increasing taxes on capital gains would affect a lot of people, because they own homes and investments in 401k plans, mutual funds, and stocks.
He is trying to bribe the electorate with a thousand dollars that he wants to steal from the oil companies through a windfall profits tax.

As they say, the devil is in the details and one should read the fine print on what Obama’s agenda would cost. So be careful for the candidate you choose to vote for, because all you may end up with is change.

Greg Zotta

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