The TrueSoldier Rants

The Thoughts of a Conservative mind.

A Comparison Of Two Presidential Candidates

Finally back from vacation and once again all caught up at work (always the worst part of vacations is all the catching up you have to do), I figured it was about time I get back to blogging.  I received the following email from Doug Kotrba, I know Doug from Vets for Dino.  It is a great side by side comparison of both the Presidential Candidates (let’s face it the third party candidates don’t really stand a chance).  Now I am no big fan of McCain, but when you compare it to what we would get out of an Obama Presidency it seems to be a no brainer (not to mention McCain’s VP pick in Sarah Palin has shown that he is willing to have a true proven Conservative on the ticket).  So with out an further delay here is the comparison:

 

2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMPARISON TALKING POINTS

ISSUE

JOHN McCAIN

BARAK OBAMA

Favors new drilling offshore US

Yes

No  (ed~So what is his plan for energy independence anyway)

Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it (ed~can you say who gets to most likely pick Ruth Beta-Ginsberg’s replacement)

Yes

No

Served in the US Armed Forces

Yes (ed~had always called for more troops in Iraq and was right)

No (ed~still trying to claim the surge didn’t work…)

Amount of time served in the US Senate

22 YEARS

173 DAYS (ed~yet his campaign wanted to bring up lake of experience in Gov Palin…)

Will institute a socialized national health care plan(ed~can you say Canada eh?)

No

Yes

Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy (ed~yet the anti-war left wants to call our troops baby killers)

No

Yes

Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately (ed~can you say Vietnam/Cambodia all over again)

No

Yes

Supports gun ownership rights

Yes

No (ed~he wouldn’t want to be mistaken as a bitter middle American clinging to his gun now would he?)

Supports homosexual marriage

No

Yes

Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase

No

Yes (ed~I am sure the Obamaesiah will just look at it as tithing not taxes)

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!!!

 
 
   

 

HAVE CHILDREN ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE MILITARY:

 

Obama:    NO
Biden       NO*

 

 

                *Has a son in the Delaware National Guard (ed~I could not tell you if he has deployed or not and his son and Senator Biden should be, and I am sure our, very proud of his sevice)

 

McCain   YES – 2 sons.
Palin       YES  – 1 son in an Army Infantry Bde deploying to Iraq on Sept 11, 2008.

 

 

 

Advertisements

August 30, 2008 - Posted by | Presidential Election

2 Comments »

  1. Come on. We can disagree, but lets stick to the truth and not use lies distributed by others on the internet and accept them as true. Do some fact checking. This comparison is almost completely false or so oversimplified it is useless.
    Try to use those links to verify. Most lead to nothing useful. Go to Obama’s website and do the hard work of finding the truth. I got a bridge in Brooklyn I’ll sell you if you believe this stuff. This is what is wrong with America today. Laziness and mendacity. Give most people a Happy Meal and they will believe anything.

    Comment by Down South | September 6, 2008

  2. Hey. If you did any fact checking you would easily see your tax numbers are way off. Try here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/06/09/ST2008060900950.html. By the way, Steve Beren just lost my vote because he cites you as a supporter and your dishonest posts show me what kind of people support him.

    Comment by Ryan | October 29, 2008


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: