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"The Great Schlep" by Sarah Silverman
If you're for McCain, it probably won't change your mind.
If you're for Obama, it probably won't change your mind either.
They're just facts.
A great post over at The New York Times details the ramifications of each
candidate's tax plans. Here's how the numbers break down in terms of household income:
Only those who make over 603K will be adversely affected by Obama's
Obama Vs. McCain on Taxes
By David Knowles
Sep 16th 2008 6:44PM
If you earn over $2.87 million a year:
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 4.4%
Obama wants to raise your taxes by 11.5%
If you earn between $603,403 and $2.87 million:
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 3.4%
Obama wants to raise your taxes by 8.4%
If you earn between $226,982 and $603,402:
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 3.1%
Obama wants to keep your taxes exactly the same.
If you earn between $111,646 and $160,972:
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 3%
Obama wants to cut your taxes by 1.9%
If you earn between $66,335 and $111,645:
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 1.4%
Obama wants to cut your taxes by 1.8%
If you earn between $37,596 and $66,354:
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 0.7%
Obama wants to cut your taxes by 2.4%
If you earn between $18,982 and $37,595:
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 0.5%
Obama wants to cut your taxes by 3.6%
If you earn less than $18,981 (God bless you):
McCain wants to cut your taxes by 0.2%
Obama wants to cut your taxes by 5.5%
So, we can see here that McCain's plan heavily favors the rich, and gives
less back, in terms of percentage of income, to the poor. Obama's plan hits
the very rich, freezes taxes for families making as much as $603,402,
and generally gives back a greater percentage based on descending income.
While it is true that McCain's plan gives tax breaks to every income
bracket, Obama's is actually weighted so that it targets more Americans with
bigger tax breaks. Why? Because 60% of American households earn less than
$66,354, and that's where Obama concentrates his highest percentage
of tax relief.
McCain's biggest break, a 4.4% drop in terms of percentage of income, is
given to the top 1% of Americans.
Perhaps this is why Alan Greenspan said yesterday that McCain's tax
plan is a disaster.
NOW - IF THE TAXES DON'T SPEAK TO YOU, HOW ABOUT THE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
You are The Boss... which team would you hire?
With America facing historic debt, multiple war fronts, stumbling health
care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, skyrocketing
Federal spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc., etc.
This is an
unusually critical election year.
Let's look at the educational background of your two options:
Occidental College - Two years.
Columbia University - B.A. political science with a specialization in
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude (top 5% of his class)
University of Delaware - B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy - Class rank 894 of 899 (bottom 1% of his
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in journalism
Now, which team are you going to hire?
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