There are things about both candidates that scare me. Barack's health care plan is one huge one though. I am a health care worker, and I work closely with a fair number of physicians. I've have heard his ideas of change in this health care plan being termed as Universal Health Care. God.. I really hope not. : / (( And a side note, I've heard Barack say that part of his plan is to spend money converting the medical field into the digital age. Well, that is already required. All of our charts have to be electronic by 2010.))
I linked Barack's health care plan, it's rather specific on a lot of points. As I understand it it's not the blanket universal care that was Edward's plan, however, the goal really is to cover everyone.
And just because your charts are digital doesn't mean I can go look up my medical records safely on-line, for example. :-p
Annnd, there is an article that I read that I cannot really find a lot of background information for.
Sowell's Article Really? Oh, and the capital gains thing.. Is this really a good thing to tax capital gain? Like, I'm going to get taxed when I sell my house next year?
Holy simplification, batman! I wonder if this guy would abolish the FDIC or SEC just because they are New Deal programs. Nevermind that they're basically the only reason the American banking system is still in tact at the moment.
Some of FDR's plans were quite horrible. A few of them were brilliant and remain in effect to this day.
It also paints FDR as being solely responsible for the Depression from the getgo. By the same token, would he argue that Bill Clinton was responsible for eight years of uninterrupted growth? Somehow I doubt that. Unless he wants to blame FDR for the Dustbowl too, and explain why.
Capital Gains taxes basically operate under the assumption that it's a form of income. They can apply to your home if you sell it within two years of your purchase, and then if you only are making a profit on the sale - ie it has accumulated in value, which given the housing collapse isn't a garauntee.
Anyway, I've mentioned before that I don't believe Barack will follow through with his tax plan as is. Almost the entirety of the reason I support him is because he's more transparent than his opponent, and the same goes for the VP comparison. That nut needs to be cracked wide open, in my opinion - we can't afford four more years of Cheney's fourth branch status and liberal destruction of records. Worse, tolerating and expecting it.
^.^ Okay! And McCain. Is he going to completely blow our economy to hell? I always vote for whoever is pro-life, but I don't want to send us into a depression for it!
I guess I'd be more curious as to why you always vote pro-life. That's prolly best for another thread.
Roe versus Wade may get overturned if McCain becomes president, but it won't mean anything if few or no states take advantage of it.
Regardless, the presidency is supposed to be one of three branches, specifically, meant to enforce those decisions made by Congress as verified constitutional by the Judicial branch. He can influence policy decisions and be a barrier or enabler, but not directly draft them. McCain can't, on his own, trash things.
I wouldn't be worried at all if I were confident that the Democrats in Congress, as a rule, had balls, but I'm not so confident. Like I said, I'm voting for transparency in government, not economically. I believe the latter will eventually follow the former.