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President Elect Obama Has Won… but what if…

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I have to wonder would we have voted for a Republican black older gentlemen for the president of the US? I doubt it cause the Democrats and Black people go hand in hand like cheese on crackers (ummm there is no meaning behind that comment LOL)

With President Obama going into his 101 day in office, I wonder about race relations in the US and how we have grown from the past what we used to treat each other like and what we treat each other like now.

Well, just wondering…. don’t feel like going into a big ole rant on it. Inspired by a post made many moons ago on The.LIFE files

What If…. as seen on The.LIFE files


The New Yorker Tries To Be Funny

In order to be truly grown and sexy, between buying the right fashion and tech toys while being the quintessential business professional (or owner), you have to be following the political front even if for a little bit. So you must have came across this during the last few days:

I have to say that this election year can only get more interesting lol It will be even more interesting when we either get a really old guy for president or a black guy for president. 2009 will be the year to be in I suppose. Some real history is going to be made for all of us.

My opinion? Its a bit distasteful, but I am very much the thinker (sometimes to my detriment) and I immediately (well, after a second or 2) understood what was going on here. It was The New Yorker just pointing out irrational fears of who Obama is. Complete with the fist pound (and obvious terrorist/gang symbol of thuggery), picture of Osama Bin Laden on the wall with the USofA flag burning in the fire place, wife with retro 60’s/70’s afro (fight the power) and a gun on her back. She got the, “you go boy” look on her face and he got the, “I just hoodwinked you MF’s”

I guess I understand the uproar, but to me it was a satire and a very detailed one. Much like many political comic drawings seen on Slate.com (do a Google search for Political Cartoons), they tend to draw on the events of the times and have multiple meanings embedded in them. This cartoon is no different than those seen in the political cartoon circle and they can go for the jugular at times.

Nevertheless, I do believe they did go a little bit too far.

And if you think about how someone who is Muslim feels about this cartoon, it makes it worst.

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So What IS The Economic Plan, Obama?

Don’t get me wrong here, I like Obama (I’m a Democrat, albeit a conservative Democrat) and I also like Hillary, but that doesn’t mean I will just give them a pass because I’m a Democrat and McCain is a Republican.

When it comes to economic policy, Barack Obama’s standard campaign crack that a John McCain administration would amount to a third term of George W. Bush contains an awful lot of truth. Yes, McCain is a different man, with a different history, who will face a different set of challenges and opportunities than Bush has. But look through McCain’s campaign pledges on the economy, and for the most part they really do amount to a continuation of two key policy priorities of the Bush administration: cutting taxes and moving more economic decisions (and responsibilities) into the hands of individuals.

McCain economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin tried over the weekend to make the case that it’s Obama who more closely resembles Bush because they’re both big spenders. But it’s hard to see that one sticking. If this election becomes a referendum on the recent performance of the U.S. economy, Obama wins and McCain loses. It’s as simple as that.

Source: Time

I am all for raising taxes for people who have more disposable money as well as raising taxes for businesses, BUT I don’t want blind taxation. I want smart taxation. 150,000 dollars a year might sound like allot to me and you (for me, that is changing… 150,000 a year don’t sound so great to me any more but at the same time its still allot) but I don’t think its allot for a family of 3.

And if you are going to tax those who earn, say over 200,000 a year, lets put that new tax to things we need now like investing in our infrastructure (roads, train, airports, electric grid, fuel distubution and so forth). Imagine taking a train going 300MPH to Florida from New York and get their in 8 hours 9or less… I don’t feel like doing calulations on how far NYC is from say Maimi and how long it would take to ge there at 300MPH lol). We are in dire need of investing in our infrastructure especially our trains, bridges, tunnels and airports.

Taxing oil companies for their windfall sounds great, but it would be better if they were allowed to use that money on new technology and R&D for new fuel deposits and such. I think they would do a better job at finding more resources then the government would.

I don’t want taxes, I want smart taxation and investment.

Link: What Is Obama’s Economic Plan? – TIME