Friday, August 29, 2008

do your homework


McCain picks Gov. Sarah Palin as VP running mate.
Wow... this lady is something else. Read about her. Find out all you can about how candidates on BOTH SIDES VOTE on issues. Afterall, it's how they vote that really matters... not what they say when the cameras are on them.

Some people think that if Obama isn't chosen as our next President that it means America is racist. At least that's what Newsweek's Jacob Weisberg is feeding us. How ridiculous. Well, does that mean that the same thought process can be assumed of McCain/Palin? Does it mean that if they're not chosen that America is sexist? No... it doesn't. And if Obama/Biden doesn't win it's not because of any reason other than they weren't the ones for the job. What's important is how the candidates on both sides VOTE... not the color of their skin or whether they're male or female.

Do your research and find out how they vote on the ISSUES that matter to you. If you don't do that then you're not being a responsible voter.
I'll help you get a head start:

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 Iraq immediately

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



You can verify the above at the following web sites:

http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/election/2008/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.taxes.html

http://elections.foxnews.com/?s=proposed+taxes
http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/politics/articles/mccain_obama_offer_different_visions_on_taxes.html

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/barack_obama/
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/john_mccain/

3 comments:

mickeyB said...

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/would_obama_tax_my_profits_if_i.html

"This widely distributed message is so full of misinformation that we find it impossible to believe that it is the result of simple ignorance or carelessness on the part of the writer. Almost nothing it says about Obama's tax proposals is true. We conclude that this deception is deliberate."

Its nice that you are being so helpful to get folks started. But you may want to make certain you aren't simply repeating misinformation.

Or not, up to you.

kristin said...

No, I don't want to spread any misinformation... so I appreciate the factcheck link with the info on the taxes. Thus, I removed it from the post... since the voting record part on those other issues is truthful, I'm leaving that up.
Anyway, thanks for the info MickeyB. :)

kristin said...

don't miss the updated post on taxes:
http://tinyurl.com/5q2vzf