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Maybe he didn't think to well when choosing her if she is going against what McCain believes (aka no corruption in the gov't).

Re: Palin by 13cmcadooAquaTeam13cmcadooAquaTeam, 23 Oct 2008 19:48

Poor people pay less taxes than rich people so they barely pay any money if any at all to the government. If there are going to be tax cuts given, they should at least be given equally to the rich and poor.

Re: obama by LKYaquateam2LKYaquateam2, 21 Oct 2008 00:37

I agree, If he smokes, he wouldn't be a very good role model for all the kids if he is president.

Re: Obama by LKYaquateam2LKYaquateam2, 21 Oct 2008 00:34

That's a slightly different issue…

I agree, my point was that Simsbury as a whole would most likely have higher taxes than a city like Hartford with less working families. Do you think that "wealthier" working families should pay more taxes than everyone else?

Re: Canadates and Tax Cuts by NLAquaTeam1NLAquaTeam1, 16 Oct 2008 01:38

I think our picture of socio-economic classes is a bit skewed. Let's put things into perspective. "People who make less than $250,000" means a LOT of people! Earning $249,000 (and much less, too) absolutely qualifies as upper-middle class; in other words, people who make less than $250,000 are not necessarily only middle- and lower-middle class. Consider, for example, that the average U.S. teacher makes around $50,000… that leaves a huge gap between a "middle class" teacher and someone of "upper-middle class" under your definition.

Be careful, too, when using the words "we" and "our." I know young, college-educated, working professionals who live in Simsbury and bring home less than $30,000 per year, and I know families whose incomes are in the seven figures. There is much more economic diversity than you may assume.

That is not completely true. During the second presidental debate, McCain believed that the government could work on all the economic crisises at once, but Obama believed that we need to work on one at a time.

Re: Obama's multitasking by NLAquaTeam1NLAquaTeam1, 16 Oct 2008 01:06

Thinking about an average person living in Simsbury specificly, Obama's plan will hurt us because we are considered "upper-middle" class. Obama's plan is only helping the middle-class and lower (people who make less than $250,000 a year), so that will be money out of our pockets.

Re: Canadates and Tax Cuts by NLAquaTeam1NLAquaTeam1, 16 Oct 2008 00:46

MPA, is that directed to me or BennetH?

Re: Obama by 13cmcadooAquaTeam13cmcadooAquaTeam, 15 Oct 2008 20:35

I thought that McCain was also giving tax breaks to big CEO's. It seems that if McCain's plan includes this, than Obama's plan is better for our nation. In my opinion, we have to make our middle class stronger, so that we can come up with ways to not rely on oil from other countries.

Re: Canadates and Tax Cuts by MSHAqua56MSHAqua56, 14 Oct 2008 22:30

Exactly, McCain has already said that he will not tolerate anymore corruption in the government, and his vp candidate has shown that she is capable of corruption.

Re: Palin by MSHAqua56MSHAqua56, 14 Oct 2008 22:28

President Eisenhower added it in to reaffirm "the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future." I also found the original pledge:

I pledge allegiance to my Flag,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.

Re: Not Fair by MSHAqua56MSHAqua56, 14 Oct 2008 22:25

Going back to what MSAQUATEAM4 said, yea people will always be in some sort of danger in their lives, so do we stop living? NO! We get on with our lives and i think Obama is going to help push our country into the future where a man (or woman) can run for presidant and not have to worry if their skin color or gender is going to have a huge impact on if they are going to win or not.

Re: Obama, Vote? by LmlAquaTeam4LmlAquaTeam4, 14 Oct 2008 00:00

McCain and Obama talk about tax breaks, but wich is easier for our nation? Obama says that the middle class needs an rescue pacage meaning tax cuts. McCain just says that our nation is sending $700 billion a year to countries that don't even like us, so he wants to cut all taxes for every one. Eventually this will come and wich is better for our nation? The exclusive tax cut for the middle class or everyone paying less? Who do you think is going to get more votes for making these promises, and how many will they be able to keep?

Canadates and Tax Cuts by LmlAquaTeam4LmlAquaTeam4, 13 Oct 2008 23:47

That is exactly what i think. Hey so what if people smoke? My mom smokes and i don't get the message that smoking is cool so why should i if it is the president? Smoking has absolutly nothing to do with this election at all! People smoke daily, so if it's legal then there is nothing wrong with him smoking. He doesn't even do it on televition. If he did then mabey the only difference that I would say is that he shouldn't do it on tv. Besides he quit. It especially doesn't matter if he quit.

Re: Obama by LmlAquaTeam4LmlAquaTeam4, 13 Oct 2008 21:12

BenettH, Think about your first sentence. The parents are the people who handle the financial things in a family, even at college age. Most college age students do not have a checking account and/or cannot make enough money from their low wage jobs. The parents would pay their child's tuition or room and board. Plus, it is not true that poor people do "not have to pay property tax and other bills." Why do you think there's such things as foreclosure and homeless shelter's? I'm sorry, but you need to consider other people's lives and ideas before you post.

Re: obama by MPAquaTeam5MPAquaTeam5, 12 Oct 2008 23:24

BennetH, about your mom's East Hartford School… I find it strange that no one has paid college tuition. Are all the people there super smart so they don't need to pay, or do they not go to college at all? In almost every school, there has to be some kind of payment although it may not be from every student! Also, what you said about Henry James is not true. There is always room for improvement, no matter how perfect one thinks they are. Plus, CMT's are townwide, not schoolwide. Simsbury is not perfect at everything in the CMT's, either.

Re: obama by MPAquaTeam5MPAquaTeam5, 12 Oct 2008 23:13

How do you know this?

Re: Obama by MPAquaTeam5MPAquaTeam5, 12 Oct 2008 22:38

The terrorists are the anti-americans, and don't really care who is president. They just probably think that we're Americans and we need to be taken down. I don't think that the person elected matters as much as the fact that they support America.

Re: Obama by 13cmcadooAquaTeam13cmcadooAquaTeam, 12 Oct 2008 19:28

Uh, BennettH, what gave you the idea that Obama is "anti-american"?

Re: obama by 13cmcadooAquaTeam13cmcadooAquaTeam, 12 Oct 2008 19:25
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