I Really Don't Care Who Is President As Long As......

@Holv03 (535)
United States
September 26, 2008 11:55pm CST
I know a lot of people have been looking into the Presidential debate and who should be the next president of the United States. I honestly am a Obama supported but I really don't care who is president as long as the person who is the next president makes a change in the United States for good. I think the perfect fit for president is a person who will end the war at Iraq which will save us billions, a president that understands that the genius of america depends on the strenght of the middle class people which is us here at mylot and mostly everyone in the United States, and a person who will revitalize our economy the right way because ever since Bush took office this country has gone downhill. The last time a president focus on the middle class america the country was at its best in every aspect specially in the economic level and that time was when the president of the United States was Bill Clinton. What do you guys think the next president of the United States has to due or has to understand in order to move this country in the right way and improve its economy? Who do you think fits that bill the most out of the two canidates?
8 responses
• United States
27 Sep 08
i just want to stop being called a nasty 'liberal' I agree, we all want what is the common good of the people and I think the focus of our economy needs to return to home and cut back on this job outsourcing which I think put a great dent in our economy. Union workers deserve to be proud of something.
@Holv03 (535)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I agree. Ever since Bush took over the country is more concern of what goes on overseas than what is going on here in the United States we need to worry more about what happens here and as we grow stronger in every aspect then we could look outward but first we have to fix our problems instead of tryin to fix other countries problems. We need to get more jobs and help our middle class america to improve this country because we are what makes america strong and what makes it grow even more.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Sep 08
To bad we can't have Obama and McClain, I think we need both. I fully agree with you and am concerned for our country. I haven't disliked a President so much since Nixson. But I think Bush has been a terrible President. I always try to look for the positive in things but this one is very difficult. Who ever is coming on board, he's going to have a very difficult job.
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27 Sep 08
I very much agree with you. The ship has just about sunk; it's going to take some very skillful bailing to give us half a chance again. I don't envy the guy who comes next. It's hard to believe that Bush has really been on our side for the last eight years. If we were doing cold war days, we'd think the KGB had put a ringer in our government. (Not really, of course.) But we are in sad shape now.
• Canada
27 Sep 08
I kind of agree. I am supporting Obama, but it really doesn't matter who wins. I don't want Sarah Palin being Vice President. I just hope the new president dosen't destroy the country like Bush did.
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@4magoo (396)
27 Sep 08
I think this is an election that could change the future of the United States and also the direction this world is moving. We need an "intelligent", articulate leader that knows how to take a huge amounts of data/input and weight their affect on not just this nation but on the world. I believe that Obama can do it.
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Well I am NOT an Obama supporter, but I do agree that we need a change. Unfortunately, I don't think McCain is the man for the job either. I truly don't know who to vote for. Is there such a thing as a wasted vote? I know I don't want Obama in office, but I am afraid that a vote for McCain will be like electing another Bush...It is sad with neither of the candidates we have to choose from are worth voting for...
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I do care about who is President. He or she cannot be someone who ONLY wants to help the poor or middle class. He or she cannot be someone who steals from the so-called rich to give to the poor. That has never worked and it will not work. Taking money from those who can offer jobs makes no sense. Not when they can leave the country and take those jobs to someone else. I want a President who has executive experience, who will stand up for the American people even when it's not popular. And that man is John McCain. I don't want to pay more in taxes, but under Obama we all will. When he stops the Bush tax relief we all received (and somehow choose to forget that we did), that will cause an increase for everyone. Then he wants to overtax the poor. He wants to spend way to much money for new "programs." Yes, indeedy, I do care who gets in as President. I care a lot.
@4magoo (396)
27 Sep 08
Kenzie your basic premise is not true about the taxes. They have looked at just what Obama has said and caculated the cost to families. There were three families in the examples provided. 1. Family earning $32,000 - Under McCain they will pay the same, under Obama the get $2,200 refund. 2. Family earning $64,000 - Under McCain a $225 reduction, under Obama they get a $500 rebate. 3. Family earning $213,000 - Under McCain (article didn't say), Under Obama they pay $5,000 more in taxes. Now I don't know about you but I think for a family earning $32,000 getting back 7% of the total amount of money you earned is a VERY big deal. I think that the middle class is going to get back a LOT more than under Obama. Further, if you factor in the idea that under Obama you might get some medical care, the increased benefit to you is enormous. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/09/eveningnews/main4433097.shtml
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• United States
27 Sep 08
I don't know about that. I've heard Obama in 2 interviews. In one he said he would get rid of Bush tax relief, in the other he said he would let them expire. Whichever he does, we'll all be paying higher taxes. These tax breakdowns are deceptive in my mind. They're not explaining that: 1) Here's what you're paying now. 2) Here's what you'd be paying without the tax relief of Bush. 3) Now here are the decreases proposed. I've seen charts too where when they figure things this way, we're all getting increases.
• United States
27 Sep 08
And frankly, I think it stinks that Obama thinks that he can play Robinhood and steal from the rich to pay the poor. In one interview, he was asked what was the cap. How far is he willing to raise the taxes of the so-called rich to pay for his programs. He wouldn't answer. Did you know that FDR raised taxes on the "rich" to 90% of their income to pay for his programs? And when he couldn't get more (the courts wouldn't let him without passing laws), he called people unpatriotic if they didn't pay. Didn't we just hear Biden use those words a few days ago? Saying that the rich who won't pay more are unpatriotic? What incentives are there for being successful if 50-70% of your income will be taken to help the guy down the street who hasn't had a job in 3 years? The tax experts I've seen said that some "rich" will pay almost 70% of their income in taxes when you add in the state income taxes and local income taxes that some places have. Sorry, I cannot vote for anyone promoting this.
• United States
28 Sep 08
I think obama is because john McCaine is almost completely controlled by george bush and he will keep the war in iraq going and raise taxes and spend all of the money on the war and our economy will go lower until we are in another great depression
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
27 Sep 08
I also don't care.. As long as it will get better.. That the best man may win ^^ Have a nice day..