Wednesday, October 1

just the facts, please

2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMPARISON TALKING POINTS

ISSUE

JOHN McCAIN

BARAK OBAMA

Favors new drilling offshore US

Yes

No

Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it

Yes

No


Served in the US Armed Forces

Yes

No

Amount of time served in the  US Senate

22 years

173 days  

Will institute a socialized national health care plan

No

Yes

Supports abortion throughout the                                 pregnancy

No

Yes

Would pull troops out of Iraqimmediately

No

Yes

Supports gun ownership rights

Yes

No

Supports homosexual marriage

No

Yes

Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase

No

Yes

Voted against making English the official language

No

Yes

Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals

No

Yes

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

MCCAIN

0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not                                 propose any change in existing home sales income tax.

OBAMA

28% on profit from ALL home sales.  (How does this affect you? If you                                 sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size                                 your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.)

DIVIDEND TAX

MCCAIN

15% (no change)

OBAMA

39.6% - (How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that 'Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.')

INCOME TAX

MCCAIN

(no changes)

Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250

OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)

Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!

INHERITANCE TAX

MCCAIN

- 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

OBAMA

Restore the inheritance tax

Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have                                 been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.

NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA

New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet.  New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already) New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity)  New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least....New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!

 

 

 

 

You can verify the above at the following web sites:

11 comments:

Mrs. Forever said...

Thanks for that post. It is great to see it all laid out like this!

Mrs. K said...

i love THIS POST. Ok that was supposed to be cap'd the other way....I was just icing cookies and needed a break...thanks for the informative tidbit.

Kappa Prep said...

This is so nice to see everything just laid out. It is very straight forward and this chart states the facts. Thank you for sharing!

Chitown Meg said...

I liked this. Thank you. Sometimes I feel like I am surrounded by Obama worshippers up here in Chicago. It gets a little old. :)

Jaina said...

Thank you for this great information. I'm really glad you reposted it.

Caffeine Court said...

Too bad most people are swayed by smooth talk and not the facts. All that information is precisely why I'm voting McCain.

LyndsAU said...

That was good to see :) Definitely didn't know some of that, being that I am not political at all :)

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

I've seen this before and love the format, so easy for people to understand. Thanks for posting!

LAuren said...

So what is the Obama attraction that lots of people have? Why work if Obama gets in office?
He reminds me too much of Nagin fROM N.O.

All-American Preppy said...

Thanks for that great chart! It's awesome that you posted the sites where people can verify the info :)

Domestic Diva said...

ok LOVE THIS..wish I could send to all to read!!