Skip to comments.Obama, for change (Barf Alert?)
Posted on 02/28/2008 5:58:00 AM PST by shredderman
THE Blade has a long-established principle of seldom endorsing a candidate in any primary election. It's easy to see, however, that this isn't a typical year. For the first time in history, the outcome of the Ohio primary may well determine the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
We are not yet ready to say who we will endorse in November. But we wholeheartedly agree with something our editorial board heard on Sunday: 'We have to have a government that works for ordinary people. We've got to be able to bring the country together so we have a working majority for change. We have to break down some of the ideologically driven polarization that prevents us from taking practical steps to make the country more competitive and to get opportunity to people
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We only do it occasionally, but we've been doing it occasionally for a long time, so that makes it a "principle" ?
So it isn’t a matter of principle that has kept the Blade from making primary endorsements before but one of circulation, it was easier to not offend anyone because the state didn’t really have much say before.
Don't forget "hope".
If they fall for Obama's "change" bunk then they are already in Obama's camp. There isn't a lot of common ground in the policies of Obama and McCain. Things like shamnesty perhaps, but most people already know which party they will support in November.
And the drumbeat has already started that a vote for McCain is a vote to support the same policies of George Bush. Perhaps the non-conservative policies of George Bush but hardly the whole administration's way of doing things.
Round up the usual suspects.
Tax Comparison: Clinton years vs Bush years
Based on using the actual tax tables (see link below), here are some examples on what the taxes were/are on various amounts of income for both singles and married couples. so let’s see if the Bush tax cuts only helped the rich.
Taxes under Clinton 1999 Taxes under Bush 2008
Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $23,250 Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K - tax $16,800 Married making 60K - tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $21,000 Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K-tax $38,750 Married making 125K - tax $31,250
O’Bsma needs to adopt David Bowie’s, “Cha cha cha cha changes”. As his campaign song.