Apparently, today President-Elect Barack Obama backed away from his campaign promise to impose a windfall tax on the Oil Companies. While we can appreciate his motivations with oil prices this low, it breaks from very basic tenets of his plans for alternative energy and a cleaner environment. Once again, it is money driving the forces of change, not Obama.
This is exactly the type of concern explained clearly in this article about Obama’s campaign.
We will begin the list of failed campaign promises and retain them on our site. Here is our first, and he didn’t even wait to actually become President.
Because we only received 12 DIGGs to reveal the research we have done on DIGG, we will not be submitting Part 2 at this time.
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Upon receiving 40 DIGGs, part 2 will be disclosed.
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Over the course of this election, Obama has captured the minds and hearts of so many Americans. We have witnessed people that would seemingly defend him to the death, and that are angered by even the slightest notion that Obama could be wrong on any issue.
We have come to see how brilliant this man is, and while his campaign was magnificently run, that campaign could never have been as successful as it was if he was not the center of that effort.
This is the greatest new idea by any politician in modern times. Obama has begun what is intended to be a weekly Youtube event! This is the first consistent use of Youtube or the internet to continually communicate with Americans about a politician’s plans, policies and progress, and it is by the President Elect. It is so incredibly powerful, because it can be watched at your leisure and on a medium the entire internet has come to adore. It also brought him into our home in a way no other medium can.
Are there ways to get more DIGGs? Indeed there are. It has been noticed that something as simple as the title can make all the difference. Key words like “Apple” and “Geek” are often found in titles for articles with numerous DIGGs. Even hating the right person can get you in. Articles that attack George Bush are quite popular, even though they likely never get read. However, that isn’t enough, and the real truth on how to get more DIGGs is rather interesting.
We have often wondered about DIGG.COM. The reason? It makes no statistical or logical sense that their system could work on a large scale. DIGG started as a web site for bloggers to help find other bloggers. A neat idea, but not a commercial one or one that could work on a large scale. Once commercialized and popular, everything that gets “DUGG” is suspect. And many so-called blogs now are full blown commercial web sites. They are no longer the friendly blogs used by individuals to express themselves that they used to be.
We would expect it to be the case, given these circumstances, that as a site such as DIGG advances in popularity, a few successful blogs’ articles would repeatedly grace its top rankings and the masses would generally get ignored. We would expect, over time, the model for getting DIGGs would change quite dramatically, and indeed it has. Our part 2 will tell you more! If you would like us to continue our story, please DIGG this article.
During the Presidential campaign, the Democrats found this tidbit of information regarding Palin.
We found it amusing because Obama took in well north of 600 million dollars in his campaign. As a percentage of that amount, this was .02%. Read that again. .02%.
Most of the items the Democrats qualified as wardrobe were props for appearances in various parts of the country, worn for the appearance and returned or given to charities to help cancer, orphaned children, etc. We would like to see Obama give back his 600 million to the poor, or John Edwards return his $1250 for his haircut to feed a starving child.
But the Democrats have made it a historic article, even though the election is completely over.
Let’s put this in perspective. If Sarah had earned this much in a year, Obama would have given her a tax cut.
One liberal rag even published this article that poses a lie about Sarah that she wants to be the ambassador to Africa. This after more lies about comments she made about Africa. They then blocked all comments from readers. The man that wrote the article isn’t worth the dirt on the bottom of Sarah’s borrowed shoes.
The same political rag published this nonsense about Africa. The writer looks like she is 12 and writes like it is her IQ. Get something real to say guys. There are important issues. Lying about Sarah and imaginary people doesn’t help your cause.
Get over it dudes, we know you liberals love Sarah, but the election is over.
As with any new President, though, of course there have to be concerns regarding what could go wrong in a new Presidency. So we are presenting the top 10 reasons we are concerned about Obama’s election. We intend to follow up each segment with an article that summarizes these concerns just like we will follow up on Part 1.
Thanks for reading.
Here are our 10 major concerns about Obama’s promises and election.
A scary health plan policy that will indirectly tax the healthy to pay for the sick, poor and elderly, shifting entitlement expenses such as Medicare to healthy Americans and small business.
Despite the incredible success of the Surge, the desire to end the Iraq war will likely not work. This could result in Iran invading Iraq, Civil War, genocide or worse. At the very least, Americans are likely to be disappointed as we find it cannot be done and the costs continue to spiral out of control.
Increased welfare and education costs for the not-so-needy. Problems in the welfare system are what started the Republican Presidential run. Abuse of government programs is just way too easy.
Higher cap gains and dividend tax could result in a major adjustment further downward in the stock market. The current tax system for stock investments is already incredibly unfair to anyone that loses money, and sharply overtaxes those that earn it even short term. Dividends are a central source of retirement income, taxing them unfairly targets the elderly.
Increased terrorism could occur if the expectations internationally of Obama are too high, and they get disappointed when nothing changes or if we get aggressive against Al Qaeda.
Assassination risk of Obama is high within the US. This is something we truly worry about. It would be a disaster to see our first multi-cultural President physically harmed in any way.
Social Security problems will be deferred for 10 years under Obama’s plan, and higher taxes will only address the problem short term. The plan for raising Social Security taxes 10 years from now is unrealistic and defers the problem to Obama’s successor.
Obama has made way too many campaign promises. Disappointment could be high as his policies fall apart.
The balance of power has shifted dramatically liberal. The loss of current checks and balances in the system between Democrats and Republicans could allow too many liberal programs to propagate. This could result in a massive deficit well in excess of we are are today.
We would like to throw in something we fear a bit that is not really a concern regarding Obama, but something we are sick of hearing and hope as we move forward stops. We have constantly heard the blather about everything in God’s creation being Bush’s fault. In many cases, the issues being discussed as Bush’s fault had little or nothing to do with him or his policies.
We sincerely hope that if Obama’s plans start to fail, we don’t just continually see what we refer to as “excuse politics”. We don’t want to hear…this failed because of Bush and we couldn’t do that because of Bush. We are hoping the Democrats mean it when they speak of non-partisan politics, but their recent attacks on Lieberman seem to indicate they are as partisan as ever.
We have summarized here the top ten reasons we feel could make Obama a stellar President for America.
We are impressed by America’s solidarity in this election event. America was brilliant and convicted as they made their selection. There were no issues with falling chads or other nonsense that could have clouded the result. America made its voice heard loud and clear to the entire world. Those that voted for Obama should commend themselves for having the insight and hope America needs.
It is our intention to follow each reason we list here with an article that sums up our explanation. If you feel you have more positive reasons you would like to add to our list, please submit them in your comments. We would be happy to incorporate them if they aren’t something redundant or negative.
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