What the hell LABF? You think that someone slightly to the Right of you is a ditto monkey? Someone slightly to the right of you is probably still a liberal democrat, someone far to the right of you is a middle of the roader.
I'm willing to admit Bush has his flaws. The military service angle is irrevelent to me. In war time I think continuity of leadership is important so in an ironic twist, I think W created a problem he can best lead us out of.
Kerry says he will rebuild the alliances that W ruined in the wake of 9/11. The question I have is how? and at what cost? If this is political doublespeak for coddling to France and Germany's every wish, then I say "no" the hell with them. They need us more than we need them.
I benefit from the reduction in the marriage penality, lower tax rates, and higher deduction for children. While Kerry waxes poetic about jamming it to the rich, there are no specific proposals as to what happens to these tax reductions on his watch. When Democrats get elected the definition of rich tends to become anyone with gross adjusted income.
Most importantly, the appointment of more rightward leaning judges. Our federal judicial system is a farce. Like the article I posted states they push a leftist agenda that would never pass muster from the voting populace. They invent new law and legislate from the bench.
I am not a big fan of W's big spending ways, but I don't see this changing no matter who gets elected. The deficit to me isn't really the big deal people make it out to be. I read somewhere that it equates to 20 grand for every man woman and child in the US. So What? In my household my personal deficit equals around 50 grand for every man woman and child. (Family of 4 w 200 thousand mortage). My situation is probably pretty typical in this day and age.
Is 20 thousand financed over your lifetime to large of a price to pay to live in this country.. Hell no I say. Also the funny thing about the deficit is that it's financed with T bills and bonds. When the current ones come due, do you know what the govt does? They just issue new ones to pay off the current recipients. Unlike you or I the government can just roll debt into perpetuity allowing the economy to grow until the debt becomes negligable.
Social security, the way I see it is if it's not privitized soon, I'm not going to be seeing any come my way come 2031 anyway. Boy am I glad I have my fat union pension to live off of.
So therefore this Nov. I will hold my nose and vote for Bush. Although in the Peoples Republic of New Jersey it probably won't matter.