I believe Obama will win, but I need to highlight the fact that I think both candidates are a pathetic excuse for presidency.
The only reason I am voting McCain is because I question Obama's ability to deliver his numerous promises. I believe that McCain's energy policy is more extensive than Obama, who recently flip flopped on the issue regarding oil drilling. Additionally, under Obama's "tax relief" plan, the taxes my family will pay will increase (~30% of senior citizens/retirees will have a tax increase - http://factcheck.org
However, Greenspan did acknowledge that the country could not afford McCain's tax cuts.. what's the solution? Heck lets make Greenspan president.
solution... dont cut taxes.
its still better than raising them!
People seem to be overlooking something else too. First of all, that tax increase on those who make over 250,000 a year, WILL in some way be passed onto those who make less. The only way that plan will work to help the middle class regarding income tax is to make everyone making LESS than 75,000/year exempt. That is not going to happen.
Secondly, the biggest fact that is being overlooked by the star struck Obama supporters, is that INCOME tax is NOT the only tax he has committed to raising. People seem to have overlooked the gas and energy tax increases which will affect everyone. Then you also have the increased tax on all of the services that the government offers to those whom already cant survive on the wages they earn. Once those OTHER taxes are implemented, your INCOME taxes will be the LEAST of your worries.
Tax CUTS are the only boo boo that McCains economic package has. while Obama wants to spend trillions (yes, thats TRILLIONS) more for more government programs that we cant afford at this time. National healthcare is a good idea, but he will not get his majority Congress to cooperate, as long as they have insurance companies buying their lunches.
If you ask yourself; "Why do I think that Obama can deliver on his promises?" -and then reflect on how ineffective the Democrat majority Congress has been the last couple years (and Democrats for the past 4+ decades) in delivering on their promises- you JUST MIGHT be able to predict the future of Obama's presidency.
I am not saying that electing McCain will be the answer to the prayers of Americans, but I dont think too many Americans can afford to elect Obama, no matter HOW appealing he is as a candidate.
People may finally realize that we get ourselves into this mess when we refuse to take a chance on options OTHER than those that the federal government wants us to believe are the only "viable" options that we have.
If Obama COULD actually LOWER the cost of everything we pay for, Congress would have already accomplished this if they had really wanted to, however, they have their hands in the mud just as much as the Republicans do. Because they DONT want to change things, Obama wont find the support for getting things done- IF in fact, he really DOES want to "change" things. There is a lot of evidence pointing to his message of "change" being a bunch of hot air, which cant be used as an energy source. So, not ONLY will he not do anything to get the cost of living lowered, he will IN FACT, do all he can to RAISE it!
Religion should not be a factor in a presidential election. What about Palin's Church where they speak in tongues, and how she claims that her acts and the Iraq war are 'God's plan'?
If religion should not be a factor, why are you concerned with Palin's? Why do you contradict your own statement, which was all in the sentence just before you contradicted it?