With the economy worse off now then any time in recent history, it is quite obvious that Americans are buckling down and worried about their future. For many that also means that they’re worried about their finances and about the potential for any increase in taxes. It’s obvious to me that regardless of who is elected into office – taxes are going to change. They will either change in how much the average American pays or how the dollars are used once they get collected. Either could be good or bad.
Frankly, I’ve often thought of this as a double-edged sword. Taxes are important for the government services that we want (demand) and yet almost everyone I know, at one time or another, complains about how much they pay in taxes. What I never hear people complaining about is how those tax dollars are being spent. Very few average, Joe six-pack Americans scream as loudly about waste, pork-barrel spending, and economics as they do about how much they’re paying into the system. Stop that waste and it’s likely that taxes wouldn’t have to increase.
West Hollywood isn’t the most conservative area of the country and the mostly gay community isn’t usually full of people protesting the treatment of ultra-conservative, Republican Christians like Sarah Palin, but some neighbors recently went protesting to the home of Chad Michael Morisette, a professional window display designer, who has a life-size mannequin of Palin in front of his house. No, they’re not upset that a representation of Palin has come into their neighborhood – they’re upset because Sarah Palin is hanging from a noose wrapped around her neck with McCain right above her.
“They told us we respect you as artists, we’re just concerned about the effect on the community,” Morrisette said. “I don’t resent them. I’m not angry at them. I respect their rights.” Morrisette, 28, said he talked by phone last night with West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang. He said Prang told them that he respected his first amendment rights but urged him to take down the display. “He said, “Think of the bigger picture,’” Morrisette said. “I told the mayor I will have it down by 8 a.m. Saturday. He said, ‘Thank you, the sooner the better.”
Happy Halloween, Sarah Palin.
I’m reading more and more about how many polls have Obama in the lead. Margins are being thrown from a few points to as many as 15, and I’m wondering, do Americans prefer the underdog enough to vote McCain when they hear this or are they going to vote Obama because everyone wants to back a winner?
I know, I know, it’s not quite that simple when it comes to presidential elections, and most people that vote have an opinion – polls be dammed – but some of the undecided voters and people confused about other issues… – will the polls bias their decision? I think so. What do you think?
Does the media bias pollers and voters?
- Yes (100%, 1 Votes)
- Sometimes (0%, 0 Votes)
- No (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 1
Listening to Sarah Palin speak is very similar to watching a good comedian. You have to listen pretty closely to catch the best humor. For some of the best, check out the YouTube.com video below.
So… needless to say it comes across to this voter that Sarah Palin is not the brightest tool in the shed. Her appearances on Saturday Night Live cemented this for me as I realized that she’s going to be the laughing stock of the United States for years to come. Add to that, if something happens to McCain she’ll become President with Pelozi as VP and my stomach turns.