Wednesday, March 26, 2008

American Presidential Race

At this point in the race, there simply are no good options.

When it comes to picking between Clinton, Obama and McCain, where does one turn to for the "right side" of the right wing? Certainly not to Clinton, who proposes things like
legislation raising wages for teachers and principals, censoring the media to protect Americans from things she finds distasteful, and restricting the rights of lenders.

Of course, Obama is just as bad, if not worse. He wants to reverse tax cuts and increase taxes for earners of a higher income bracket, all in the name of reversing the debt. America does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem! His programs will only increase spending while increasing taxes only to demographics he doesn't care about.

Democrats for years have realized that their power comes from the middle to lower class wage earners, so that is where they have cut taxes. Not straight across the board to achieve real equality, but rather they have only raised taxes for demographics they stopped caring about years ago.

Of course, McCain is a little better. While fiscal conservatives can find some solace in the fact that he has never voted to increase taxes, and proposes to institute a necassary 3/5 vote in Congress to ever increase a tax, his foreign policy continues to focus around the War in Iraq, rather than the War on Terror in Afghanistan. In fact, it seems like he thinks the two are one and the same.

So, who does one turn to? I can't answer that anymore. Ron Paul would ahve made an excellent President, but he is and almost always has been a mathematical improbability for the Republican nomination.

So for anyone who has to vote in November, I'd say McCain is better than either of the Democrats. But by how much?

Let me remind you of a saying: "When you choose the better of two evils, you're still choosing evil."

2 comments:

Dobsterman said...

And who would you suggest? Nader? lol

Anonymous said...

Yeah, right.

vote liberatarian!