Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Day is upon us - Please get out and vote!

Tomorrow is the big day - get out and VOTE!

Let me start off by sending my sincere condolences to Senator Barack Obama, as well as his team and family, for the untimely loss of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. I hope that he can find peace and remain upbeat at this pivotal moment of his career as well as the United States of America.

Ladies and gentlemen, Election Day is tomorrow. After months of campaign coverage and debate coverage, that day is once again here. We have Senator John McCain (R) against Senator Barack Obama (D). I have done enough of my political science homework throughout the past several months. Come tomorrow afternoon, when I get out of work at 3:30 PM, I'm heading straight for the polls and I have made my decision to vote for Barack Obama.

As a result of the big $700 billion dollar bailout on Wall Street, our country is witnessing its greatest economic crisis since The Great Depression. Jobs for middle classes workers, especially those workers who have labored at their jobs for over twenty years, have lost their jobs. Their jobs are being sent overseas to other countries. Senator McCain stated back in July that our economy was in great standing. Right before the bailout, he said our economy is fine, only to retract his statement just a few hours later. Senator McCain believes that we are winning the war in Iraq, a meaningless endless war that's happening in the wrong location, but all I see are casualties losing their lives in a war that appears to be anything but quick and easy. On the contrary, it seems never ending.

This war, which Senator McCain claimed would be quick and easy, began in 2003. It has been any thing but quick and easy and our economy is at crisis level. This is the same exact economy that was enjoying a substantial surplus when Bill Clinton left office back in 2000. Can somebody please give me a logical reason (not a neo-conservative mind blurring reason) why Bill Clinton is to blame for that??? This war, over the last five years, has cost us billions of dollars. US tax payers, ever since the war began in 2003, have spent an excess amount of $42 billion dollars for the reconstruction of Iraq [a country that currently has $79 billion dollar surplus], and for what? So we can continue to wage war, send more of our troops over there, and continue to spend millions that could go towards schools, education, energy over here in the United States of America? That doesn't make any sense at all.

Senator Obama plans to cut taxes for 95 % of Americans, those making less than $250,000 a year. There's not too many folks in this country earning incomes anywhere close to that at this time. Anybody who is making $250,000 or more wouldn't exactly appear to be in need of a tax break as much as those making $35,000, $40,000, or even $60,000 a year! Senator Obama also proposes a tax credit of $500 per person, or $1000 per family, for middle class tax payers. Senator McCain plans to make the tax cuts of President George Bush permanent.

Furthermore, Senator McCain is adamant and firm in his beliefs that we are winning the war in Iraq, we will emerge victorious in the end, and our troops will return home in victory. And with this country's economy at such crisis levels, I am increasingly curious as to how we are going to pay for this war that obviously continue should Senator McCain win this election. These are questions that you must ask yourselves at this pivotal time in our country's history, and hopefully you have asked yourselves these questions in the months leading up to this important moment.

That's just one voter's views and feelings about this country's state of affairs and the candidates. Everyone is different. All I can possibly do is encourage all of you to get out and vote. Make a difference. Whether you are a democrat who is a visionary of change and progress, or a republican who shares the maverick ideology, it is urgent that you get out and cast your vote. It's only Anti-American not to do so. This is probably the most critical and significant Presidential Election in the history of this country. One vote can make a difference; be sure to get out to the polls tomorrow and cast your vote!

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