Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Obama & McCain: Clueless

Well after the 2nd debate tonight, it confirms to me that neither candidate knows how to fix the economy. I believe if either one of them becomes president, they will cause more harm than good. The economy will continue to worsen if the government continue the course they have been doing since the early 90's. Spend, Spend, Spend....Print more money! I have no idea who I will vote for.

It seems Obama wants to increase government oversite, which means that we will become more and more of a socialized nation. Our freedoms will continue to vanish for the good of all people...so they say. Plus Obama said nothing about cutting back spending at all!

For McCain, he claims he wants to reform Washington and curb the unnecessary spending out there, which we need, which is maybe why I will end up voting for him. But I don't know if I believe him because of his voting record. He continues to complain about the ear marks and special interest spending that is out of control...but last week he voted for ear marks and more spending by the gov't. If he would of voted no to the bailout package...I definetly would of voted for him. The other thing about his voting record is that he voted 90% with the spending sprees of Pres. Bush, which agains confirms that he may say one thing but does the other. Plus does anyone else notice that he seems really stiff up there on stage? He moves his arms like a robot...lol. Plus if McCain & Palin gets in... Tina Fey will have 4 years of great info to do her SNL skits!

Also, another insain thing happened yesterday as well. The Fed is toying with another interest rate cut, which is simply crazy! Doing this encourages spending more and saving less! Plus it increases inflation by adding more printed bills into the economy.

The gov't continues to say we need to spend more and more to get the markets going again...but how much debt is to much!! Do the average American REALLY need another car? Aren't we in to much debt already!? Is buying a home really an entitlement or should it be something you work hard for and save 20-30% for a downpayment? Six months ago the banks are still giving out home loans with only 3% down...that is simply amazing and irresponsible!

In closing, we are in for a long and painful correction in our economy...especially since the government keeps getting involved. Prepare for the hard times...create a budget and live by it. Don't spend anymore than you absolutely need to. Be the best worker you can at work. Don't take on any more debt (that is if you can even get any). Create an emergency fund. Continue to pray. Seek opportunities to share Christ to unbelievers that are really hurting..cause the only true hope and peace comes from Christ!

Shepherd.

2 comments:

Smoothie King said...

I too was wondering about his stiffness...a quick Google search and as it turns out...He was flying over North Vietnam, when his Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg, and nearly drowned when he parachuted into Truc Bach Lake. Some North Vietnamese pulled him ashore, then others crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt and bayoneted him. McCain was then transported to Hanoi's main Hoa Lo Prison.

Although McCain was badly wounded, his captors refused to treat his injuries, beating and interrogating him to get information; he was given medical care only when the North Vietnamese discovered that his father was a top admiral.

McCain spent six weeks in the hospital while receiving marginal care. By then having lost 50 pounds, in a chest cast, and with his hair turned white, McCain was sent to a different camp on the outskirts of Hanoi in December 1967, into a cell with two other Americans who did not expect him to live a week. In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years.

I think it was the two broken arms, broken leg, and crushed shoulder left untreated for 2.5 years that causes him to look "stiff"

Jeremiah said...

Ouch! I did not know that! Thanks for sharing Smoothie King!