Thursday, September 4, 2008


I am a hypocrite. I just COULDN'T bring myself to watch Sarah Palin last night. I will catch it online soon but right now just reading the transcript is killing me. I know I said everyone should watch speeches, even from those whose views differ, and I WILL watch the speech. I just can't right now. I really, really can't.
This is an excerpt from an AP article comparing and contrasting just one point by Palin with actuality:

PALIN: "The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars."

THE FACTS: The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama's plan would increase after-tax income [emphasis mine] for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain's plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded.

Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.

He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.

Again, I know there is spin on both sides, duh! But I would not drink the kool-aid being offered at the RNC for all the tax breaks in the world.

Oh, and one more thing, the meme being pushed by the GOP that Palin is well versed in international relations because Alaska is so close to Russia? Puh-lease. But maybe I am being too cynical. Perhaps she has looked into Dmitry Medvede's eyes just like G.W. looked into Putin's eyes, saw his soul and declared it good. We all know how well that turned out.

Oh, and another thing, boo hoo McCain. Is the media being to "mean" by asking questions trying to figure out just who Palin is? Sucks to be you. Just like it has sucked to be Barak Obama and Hilary Clinton during the exhausting Democratic primary race. If you want to run an unknown candidate then don't be surprised when the talking heads ask you probing questions and challenge your talking points. Obama already walked that gauntlet. Biden didn't really need to as he has been on the scene so long. Take your medicine big boy.


MARble said...

oh god heard all about palin this am on all the news channels that was all they could talk about. and in opposition joe biden was on today and said that they didn't mention one word about the economy they just attacked they don't have a plan they just are attacking. it made me sick i had to go back to bed and sleep it off. and the conservatives must be so happy that her daughter is pregnant because that means they don't practice that evil birth control. "we deal with our families up and downs" i think that is what she said.

MARble said...

and i agree with your issues about the media. poor john. but we have a right to know who this woman is. after all. he is just trying to get hillary voters. and there haven't been nearly the scandals in the last week about joe biden. but just think of all the skeletons that must be in palin's closet that have yet to come out.

MARble said...

and one other thing. all the speakers last night were saying that we need change in washington and john mc. is our guy. well hasn't obama been saying that for the last 2 years.