Welfare Capitalism = Patriotism?

September 18, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Joe Biden, News ·  

Joe Biden explained the rationale for Americans earning $250,000 or more per year having to pay even more in taxes under the Barack Obama economic plan.

As it stands right now, a married couple filing jointly with a combined salary up to $65,000 per year pays in the 15% tax bracket.

Meanwhile, a married couple filing jointly with a combined salary of $200,000 per year pay in the 33% tax bracket.

So essentially, they second couple already pays 33 cents on each dollar in federal tax, compared with 15 cents for the first couple.

It sort of makes you think they’re trying to discourage us from success, since the IRS asserts such a success penalty.

Anyhow, Barack Obama and Joe Biden don’t think the numbers are imbalanced enough as they are, so they want to slash taxes for the first couple and further increase them for the second one.

Today Biden stated, “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut,” according to the Associated Press.

So, if it is patriotic to have a further redistribution of wealth, also known as welfare capitalism, does Joe Biden think the inverse… paying less taxes for some Americans means they are unpatriotic?

Barack Obama and Thug Politics

September 18, 2008 · Filed Under News ·  

Bill Clinton has referred to Barack Obama as “a Chicago thug” for the way he conducts himself in politics, and he did little to dispel this notion at a stop in Las Vegas today.

But Obama doesn’t want to get his hands dirty. He’d prefer to outsource the thug behavior to his supporters.

As Obama spoke to a crowd of about 1,500, he stated, “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

I guess Obama figures if you can’t beat them on the facts, you can try to intimidate them.

Obama vs. McCain in Tech Innovations

September 18, 2008 · Filed Under John McCain, News ·  

There is an interesting, short piece by Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic on the use of technology by both the Barack Obama and John McCain Presidential campaigns.

Ambinder talks about Republicans being ahead of the curve with the use of Google AdWords to drive traffic to the McCain site, as well as using Twitter with projects like http://dontgo.us/.

And then the Democrats are more advanced with social networks and text messaging.

Check it out at http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/09/scoring_the_tech_innovations.php

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