I was watching the news this morning and saw a piece on the possibility that, should Barack Obama become president, one new way of raising revenue for the government would be to take away the tax deduction on 401k and IRA deposits. This tax deduction was originally put into place to encourage people to save for their future retirement. Without that savings for retirement, many people will have to rely on social security to provide their retirement income. Is that a joke?!?!? Everyone knows that social security is practically bankrupt already and once we start allowing 20 million illegal aliens to get their fingers into the social security pie, as the Democrats want, you will be able to eliminate the word PRACTICALLY from the first part of this sentence!!
Barack Obama is a gifted orator and a smart politician. He smoothes over all his questionable relationships with the ease of Bill Clinton while testifying. He disguises his far left leanings with words of hope and change. Perhaps Obama should be known as the Lon Chaney (The Man of 1000 Faces) of politics. Just every so often, he lets his true values and plans slip out and his latest comment about "spreading the wealth" is one of those times.
Think what you want about the Bush administration and whether John McCain really represents four more years of those policies. Convince yourself as much as you need to that it is a good idea to further empower a Democrat-controlled Congress which currently has an approval rating in single digits. And squeeze your eyes shut as tight as you want to help you avoid seeing some obvious truths about Barack and Michelle Obama that you would rather not see or acknowledge.
But you can be sure of one thing. No matter what is said about John McCain and no matter how naive you are about the Congress as controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and no matter how badly you want to believe in Barack Obama, this is the truth. Next Tuesday, when you step into that voting booth, you are going to choose whether the USA goes forward to recover from our current problems and return to greatness or goes down to the special interests that have caused so many of our current problems.
There is one last thing to consider. Senator Obama speaks about spreading the wealth, but that is not what he is spreading. Barack Obama is spreading the same stuff that most farmers spread on their fields this time of year. He is just spreading more than most but, in the end, it smells the same.
By the way, Senator Obama, if you want to spread some wealth, why not ask Franklin Raines, Tim Howard and Jim Johnson to return the combined estimated $288,000,000.00 that they bailed out of Fannie Mae with when it went belly up under their combined leaderships. Since all three men are now senior economic staff members on your campaign team, perhaps they will listen to you and do the right thing.
There are a lot of taxpayers who would love to see THAT wealth spread around!!