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I just saw an interesting article, I thought I would share with you. Election day is just about upon us in the U.S. and they have compiled a list of the best blogs and social media sites to go for the latest information. This is from the The Blog Herald.
Election Day 2008: The Best Blogs and Social Media Resources
Before you go in the Election Booth its important you make your decision in the facts, not the rumors many of us here. I was just made aware of a web site, where you can turn too, for factual information on the candidate. It called Factcheck.org.
I would encourage you to take the time and look at this site.
I did a whole blog entry on this site...
Get Just The Facts And Only The Political facts
Posted by Michael Corey CEO & Founder Ntirety
Its so hard in today's information enabled world to determine fact from fiction. Especially when it comes to politcs. What did Barack Obama realy say. What did John McCain really say. I published a blog entry on September 04, 2008 Titled John McCain Versus Barack Obama Comparision. It was my hopes I could provide some useful information on comparing the two. Someone commented that one of the facts was wong. When I asked the if they could validate it somehow, I have not had a response yet.
I was just made aware of a web site, where you can turn too, for factual information on the candidate. It called Factcheck.org.
To better understand this organization and it's charter, here is the about us information.
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S.
political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews,
and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both
journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and
The Annenberg Political Fact
Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the
University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and
philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of
scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address
public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.
The APPC accepts NO funding
from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying
organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg
As a person who is an active Blogger, I have tried hard to alwasy cite my sources. That practice is not done near enough. There is a very old saying. "Buyer Beware". In the Internet enabled world, its important you use common sense and just becuase its wrriten down on a web site does not mean its so.
I hope this site comes in handy.
Posted by Michael Corey
I was just sent an email, I thought I would put on the blog. Its a side by side comparision of John McCain versus Obama Comparision. I am not sure who the author is. At the end it claims to provide Web Addresses to validate all the information provided.
Here is is....
Maybe this can help you make up your mind. Verification sites at the end.
Candidate Comparisons .
Thought you might appreciate comparison!!
2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMPARISON TALKING POINTS
Favors new drilling offshore US
Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it
Served in the US Armed Forces
Amount of time served in the US Senate
Will institute a socialized national health care plan
Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy
Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately
Supports gun ownership rights
Supports homosexual marriage
Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase
Voted against making English the official language
Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals
CAPITAL GAINS TAX
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.)
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
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 cuts)
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!
- 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.
NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA
New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet.
New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already) New taxes on
natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity) New taxes
on retirement accounts, and last but not least....New taxes to pay for
socialized medicine so we can re cei ve the same level of medical care as
other third-world countries!!!
You can verify the above at the following web sites:
Posted by Michael Corey