This is an interesting discussion.
I just want to ask this question:
Are people who are holding their nose and voting for Obama really sure they are not just voting against Romney?
If you are voting for Obama just because Romney is worse (and he is, certainly) do you realize the trap you are in....
That you can be made to vote for literally ANY candidate, no matter how vile and odious, so long as the oppostion party can find a candidate just slightly more vile and odious?
When you can be made to vote for a candidate you find vile and odious, are you really making a choice?
Or when you can be made to redefine 'vile and odious' due to the presense of greater degrees of vileness or odiousness, can you trust your judgements?
By the end of the night, it wouldn’t matter the reasons. Although they are one in the same, one is more extreme than the other, but since they are competing, it’s going to be which one is in the opinion, the greater or lesser evil.
The only major differences are the social reasons and the tax reasons. One is for gay-marriage, and is actually thinking about ending the drug war this time (hopefully) and legalize said drugs, and the other one is against it all. One wants to get us out of Afghanistan, the other wants us to go back to Iraq, and start wars with other countries like Iran and Libya for example.
The very few differences where it’s not a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation where I’ll be basing my vote on, and yes, it’s towards Obama.
Even if Obama were to go far left all of a sudden, as the Maher video said, “What?”.
As for the tax reasons, in my local newspaper, they released Obama and Romney’s tax plans as to how they will tax themselves if they are President, under both if elected. Here are the results they have shown:
For beginners, percentage wise, here are the tax plans for the Year 2010 under Obama:
Obama = 26% in taxes
Romney = 14% in taxes
Under Romney’s plan, both Romney and Obama will be paying less taxes than they already are. Percentage wise, here is how much they both would be taxed:
Obama = 18%
Romney = 13%
Now, under Obama’s plan, they both will be paying quite a bit more in taxes. Romney will really feel the sting though:
Obama = 28%
Romney = 34%
So based off of their tax plans, and then finding out who really pays taxes as shown in this news article here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/irs-study-income-tax-wealthy-rich-americans_n_1553885.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl5%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D165165
I would definitely support Obama’s tax plan where the rich get taxed more, than Romney’s where the rich get even more cuts, and loaded off to the middle-poor class, already dying off since they can’t afford anything anymore, getting to pay the rest of the bill.
Under the candidate‘s tax plans, there will be an estimated difference of $7.8 Million vs. $3 Million. Now, if I read the paper correctly, 7.8 or 3 is how much Romney will have to pay in taxes.
Under Romney’s plans, Obama’s tax will be dropping to an estimated 18% as opposed to Obama’s plans. Monetary wise, the difference is: $248,000 or $ 158,000.
Now, since in 2009 we middle-poor class people get the brunt of abuse, and get the most of our money taken away, while over 10,000 people who made between $250,000-$1,000,000 per year, paid $0.00 in taxes, I like Obama’s tax plans to be honest with you.
Regarding the Far Right, I kind of think Obama uses them the way the church uses the devil.
Lets them run wild so he can blame them for his own regressive, plutocrat friendly, warmongering agenda.
If the Repubs suddenly wanted to stop drone-killing Muslims in the mid-east and wanted jobs for Americans and health care for all, Obama would crap his pants.
In all honesty though, I see where you are coming from, because he does come off as such, but then again, what happens when the pubs are gone? He can’t use that anymore. In the 2 years where he had free-reign, not much was done, but under the GOP house, anything He attempted to do to help the middle-poor class was slapped down by the GOP, so it can appear as such.
Then again, the important information we should ask and compare is what happened under Obama with a full Democratic Congress vs. now where Obama has a Dem Senate and a GOP House, and how polarizing those 2 are being, and see which one has done us more harm, and which one has done us more justice.
Don’t worry though, Obama’s being re-elected, or I may need to round up a few friends and immigrate to Canada.