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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Paper Asses

paper assMcCain's new Economic Plan consists of going after the voters that he most likely already has and trying to shore up the "fixed income" vote.

He's talking about tax breaks for the "Social Security" crowd and tax breaks for the the wealthy. Look at the times that we are in, who else, other than the wealthy, would be worried about Capital Gains? I'm not, maybe I'm alone in that case - but I'm worried about weekly gains - you know income to feed my kids, pay my mortgage, put gas in my vehicle - I can't worry about capital gains from selling my house or other assets that have devalued by 30% or more in the past few months.

His plan is not a plan for America and Americans it's a plan to get votes and only to get votes. He's selling snake-oil to the elderly. WTF John? Tax breaks for the elderly on Social Security? I don't disagree that those who are on fixed incomes and dependent upon their Social Security checks for their well being need a break. No doubt. You should be looking in other areas - tax breaks are just so... ummm... bullshit. If you look at the preponderance of that voting block, their income and their tax records you'll find that the majority of them do not pay taxes - simply because, by law, they don't have enough income and qualify for enough exemptions that they are tax exempt and not required to file. John, if you really want to help them take a look at our Medical system - you know the one that charges them or their family in excess of $1,000.00 per day to care for them when they can no longer care for themselves. The one that charges them hundreds of dollars per month for medicine that they need to live. The one that turns them away because they don't qualify for state or federal assistance because they make (from Social Security) in excess of $10,000 /year.

My father-in-law was a German Immigrant, a working class man, that believed in the American dream: Solid job, pay equal to the quality of work, the opportunity to own a home and put his kids through a good school, and ultimately the chance to give his children a brighter future than he or his wife had. He did this, but he, I'm am certain of this, is screaming at the top of his lungs from the grave. I can just hear him now - "auughh - that McCain, what a crook. Does he think the Americans are stupid. He talks like a Paper-ass!"

None of us ever understood what exactly a "Paper-ass" was. I think it lost something in the translation. Actually, I'm not even sure that there's a word(s) for it in German. John McCain may be showing us exactly what a "paper-ass" looks like. I believe, now, that it means someone who doesn't know his backside from a hole in the ground and speaks as if he's God's gift to the people.

McCain's plan is not a plan for the economy. It is however a desperate grab at the votes of the elderly (which vote en mass ) and the votes of the wealthy. It is a last ditch effort from his campaign to boost McCain/Palin's falling numbers. To, maybe save some face for the Republican Party in the coming election. John, "my friend", you are a "Paper-ass".

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and SCREAM! about something you care about.

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