Cutting the Right Wing Crap Chart

Sometimes, it's fun to get e-mail
from right wing clowns, especially lately, when it's pretty obvious Barack
Obama will be our next president. They are apoplectic. My favorite of these
last few weeks has to be a chart, which is designed to make it "easy"
to know who to vote for.

Check this out… it's funny… but
not in a humorous way… more like a sad, pathetic way. Oh, and the stuff in
parentheses, in red, that's me, commenting…





Favors new drilling offshore U.S.


No (Of course, they start off with a lie. It's
not first on his list, but it shouldn't be first on anyone's list, since
drilling won't solve any problems, especially in the short term.)

Will appoint judges who interpret
the law not make it


No  (McCain's favorite judge is Scalia, and who makes things up
out of whole cloth better than Scalia? In fact, one of the major
qualifications of right wing judges over the last eight years has been to
create passages in the Constitution that don't exist, such as the clause that
gives government the power to force women to stay pregnant aganst their

Served in the U.S. Armed Forces


No  (Lessee… eight years with the AWOL draft dodger, and this is
suddenly an issue?)

Amount of time served in the U.S.


173 DAYS  (Once more, eight years with a
governor from the weakest-governor state in the country, and this is suddenly
an issue?) (By the way, this chart was apparently created four years ago. Probably some wingnut who created this for Kerry, and just changed the name; all us liberals are the same after all, right?)

Will institute a socialized
national health care plan


Yes   (This is an outright lie. In fact, it's one of the
complaints I have about Obama; his health plan isn't socialized enough. We
need single payer, period. Nothing else will work.)

Supports abortion throughout the


Yes   (It's kind
of a lie. He's actually said he's in favor of curbs on abortions of viable
fetuses, although it should still be a decisionbetween a doctor and the
patient, and not involve the government at all.)

Would pull troops out of Iraq


Yes   (Slowly over 16 months, and pending conditions on the
ground is not "immediately." I would remove them immediately.)

Supports gun ownership rights


No   (Another
absolute lie.)

Supports homosexual marriage


Yes  (Another lie.
He's in favor of civil unions. Not far enough. He should be in favor of same
sex marriage. Note the use of the term "homosexual marriage," thus
revealing their obsession with sex.)

Proposed programs will mean a huge
tax increase


Yes  (He
will reduce taxes on 95% of Americans, including small businesses. His goal
is to increase the number of taxpayers, which would negate the need for a tax
increase. And all of his programs are offset by spending cuts, so this is a
lie too.)

Voted against making English the
official language


Yes  (Good
for him. This is a free country.)

Voted to give Social Security
benefits to illegalʼs


Yes  (This
is another lie although if someone illegal worked here long enough, and paid
enough in Social Security taxes, perhaps a case could be made for their
receiving Social Security?)



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


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.)

(This is an absolute lie. Obama proposes cutting the capital
gains tax for most people to 20%, not increasing it. And the analysis of the
tax consequences is way off, anyway. There are all sorts of ways to avoid
taxes on such capital gains, and a tax accountant or lawyer can show you how
to avoid it.)



15% (no change)


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.')

(Surprise; Another lie. Obama proposes reducing the top dividend tax rate to
20%, and only for those making over $250,000. He also will NOT tax dividends
at regular income tax rates.)


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

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!

(Seriously, how can they lie with a straight face, especially
with all of the news coverage of this. All of the above figures are wrong. No
one making less than $250,000 will pay one dime more in federal taxes of any
kind. which makes all of the above complete crap.)



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


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.

(Yup. You guessed it; another lie. First off, the estate tax
was not eliminated under Bush. Under current law, it will be phased out
eventually. Obama's proposal will retain a 45% tax rate, but exempt the first
$7 million. Now, how many "loved ones" are looking to inherit more
than $7 million? Try a whopping 0.3% of all estates.)



New government taxes proposed on
homes that are more than 2400 square feet.
(Bullshit.) New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough
New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity).
(Carbon taxes, possibly, but they won't effect us more than a
couple of dollars a month, at most.)
New taxes on retirement accounts,
(Bullshit) 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!
(And they saved the best for last. No new
taxes will be needed, because we already pay an average of $14,400 per year
in premiums and taxes for health care per family, anyway. Obama's plan simply
doesn't allow insurance companies to deny coverage, and makes them pay for
"pre-existing conditions." It also puts cost restrictions in place,
and will probably result in a significant decrease in insurance premiums.
I'll get more into this in a longer post, but suffice it to say, Obama's plan
is not socialist enough. And if you want to talk health statistics, how about
the fact that the United States, with the best health care facilities in the
world, is 37th in the world when it comes to major health statistics. And ALL
of the 36 countries above us have socialized medicine.)

Now that I have put this chart to rest, pardon me, I have to shower.

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