A 1-In-100 Blogger: Halloween is Over - What Now? 'Voting Season!'

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween is Over - What Now? 'Voting Season!'

Earlier this week I took time out of my excruciatingly busy week to vote. Prior to bubbling in the votes I contemplated why I am choosing to vote for whom I did. I'll even admit, there were some Democrats I picked over Republicans because I felt those individuals were more qualified; however, two Republicans I can assure you received my vote are Presidential Candidate John McCain and Dino Rossi for Governor of Washington State.

Regarding John McCain, there are several reasons why I voted for him rather than his challenger Barack Obama. Since I am a Marine Corps veteran having served in Iraq, I share a powerful sentiment with my fellow veterans, and who we feel is more qualified to be the next President of the United States of America. I recently watched this video on YouTube: Dear Mr. Obama, one in which provides a shared view point I have regarding Obama. During a portion of what the Iraqi veteran discussed in the video, he said this:

"Dear Mr Obama having spent 12 months in Iraq theatre I can promise you it's not a mistake."

"When you call the Iraqi war a mistake you disrespect the service and sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom... Because you do not understand or appreciate these principles Sir, I am supporting Senator John McCain for president."

This is one very good reason why, earlier this week, I mailed in my ballot to vote for John McCain.

I thought over the whole taxes thing too. Because, after all, if Obama is elected President I apparently fall under his selected category of individuals to receive a freebie handout - due to Obama's wealth distribution plan. But then I asked myself, "Has Obama EVER gone back on his word?" He has. Then I wondered how, "Aren't tax decreases something conservatives typically do, and not Democrats?"

The only likely change I see is watching Obama shift his position (again) to tax the crap out of every single one of us once he's done with the rich. You just wait. It'll be like the time he stuffed his pockets full of pilfered money from now mostly defunct corporations. All this so that he'd turn his back on a oncoming financial crisis, one that he somehow was able to spin well enough to have a positive impact on his own campaign. Although, to his discredit, the liberal media played a very large role helping Obama sweep his mistakes under the rug. Luckily, there are a few honest reporters out there willing to admit this, such as the Democrat who wrote the article I linked-to via the previous sentence.

I have no idea who will win the election, but what can be assured is that I did my part to help put John McCain in office. I believe he will do an excellent job serving for our country as President; McCain has a proven history of doing so in the most extraordinary circumstances. He's proven to me that he will make it his number one priority to keep America safe, while also improving our economic difficulties at the same time.

During a recent interview on CNBC, John McCain has said keeping taxes under control is key to our economic revival, especially the capital gains tax. "That signal has been very clear, and I think people ought to pay attention to it," the Arizona senator told CNBC. "It's been tried before in other countries, and policies of other left-liberal Administrations; it doesn't work; it's bad for America. We want to encourage the investor class, and that means capital-gains and dividend taxes are low."

The article reads, "[McCain] denounced his opponent's tax policies as detrimental to small business, and thus to economic revival itself." Likewise, McCain continues to offer a reasonable explanation telling viewers that "Senator Obama's proposal would tax half of all small business income," he said. "Some 16 million jobs in America would be at risk, and then you put on top of that, he'll force his mandated health-care plan on small businesses, their employees and their children. It's not good for America." And I completely agree with Senator John McCain. You can watch John McCain's interview on the Economy here.

I don't know if John McCain will win - I certainly hope he does. After voting for him, I sure did my part to help.

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