Thursday, October 16, 2008

This Week

I've had the last few days off of work and it's been really relaxing. I got off work on Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. and had just enough time to get home, shower, and leave again for a Men's group at church. I had never been before but it was a lot of fun. The group meets every Tuesday at 6 a.m. and goes over different topics relevant to men. Anyway, I plan on going any Tuesday that I'm not working for the rest of the Fall.

Another thing that happened this week was I got my blood drawn for our physicals at work. Now anyone who knows me, knows that me and needles don't get along at all. Every year when people get flu shots, count me out. I'm ashamed to say, I can't even remember the last time I got my blood drawn. Maybe that's because I was passed out on the floor and can't remember. Anyway, Monday at work, I got my blood drawn and didn't pass out at all. Didn't have any problems at all. I must say I'm pretty proud of myself.

Last night, Beth and I watched the final Presidential debate. It was definitely the best of the three, but I'm glad they are over with. And I'm also glad that this election is almost over with. I think it's funny when they are interviewing "undecided" voters after the debate and they say that they have now made up their minds on who to vote for. So you're telling me that you had no clue who you were going to vote for over the past nine months? But after watching a 90 minute debate, you've now decided? Come on. I think anyone who says they are undecided at this point in the election isn't being truthful.

I definitely enjoyed the debate though. I do wish that Obama would quit saying he's going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans. How is he going to cut taxes for people who don't even pay taxes? You can look it up anywhere, only 50% of Americans pay taxes. So is he just going to send those other 45% a check in the mail every year? And then there's the top 5% of the population whose taxes he is going to raise. The top 5% of wage earners in America already pay about 50% of Federal Income taxes, so now they're going to pay more so that money can be passed down to people who pay little to none? That sounds like wealth redistribution to me. You gotta have money to spend it and wealthy people spend money which directly effects our economy.

Obama also loves the "windfall profits" tax on oil companies. So in America, where people work hard to make money and where capitalism is celebrated, he now wants to tell people to go out, work hard, and earn lots of money, but don't earn too much money because if he decides that you make too much money, he'll tax you even more. Does that sound logical? If he does tax those oil companies, who do you think is going to foot the bill? Of course, we are. That's what companies do, they pass the bill down to the consumer. Why do you think companies set up partnerships? Because then the shareholders pay the taxes and not the companies.

Then there's McCain who wants to buy up bad mortgages and reduce them for people. So you're telling me that you are going to reward people who weren't smart enough to figure out how much house they could afford in the first place? So the people who pay their mortgages on time, every month keep paying their mortgages and those who don't, get their mortgages taken care of by the government? Wow.

Anyway, both candidates have their issues. Americans love articulate candidates, so it's no wonder why Obama is leading in the polls. He comes across very polished. Case in point Bill Clinton. He's a very charismatic, articulate guy and everyone loves him. Even if he did have an affair in the oval office and then lied to the American people about it. For me, it's a pretty easy choice. Morally and based on my beliefs, there's only one candidate for me. We'll see if he wins or not. It'll be pretty interesting.

I have four more days of work and then I'll be off for eight days. I can't wait. A cold front rolled through today and I'm loving this Fall weather. I sure hope it stays this way!

1 comment:

afoos said...

Try getting your blood drawn 10 times over 5 months, which has been my average. Somehow, with this pregnancy, I've gotten over my fear for needles as well. But, it's still no fun.Oh, and that reminds me, I'm due for another 2 blood tests next week, one of them they take your blood, then you have to wait and and hour later they take your blood again!

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