(CNN) - Early exit polling shows voters expect a post-election tax increase. Forty-nine percent think their taxes will go up no matter who is elected president. Twenty two percent say taxes will go up only if Obama wins. Twelve percent say taxes will go up only if McCain wins. Only 15 percent say their taxes will stay the same or go down.
Well, although Barack Obama will try, do not see how after
the diasters the republicans have created for our country
taxes cannot go up.
They have dug us into a deep black hole that will take a
miracle to survive.
Think of the money that will be back in American hands when we withdraw from the war in Iraq.
Interesting to note that the number of those who think taxes will go up only when Obama wins is about the same as the the number who still support Bush.
Time will tell.
It's to be expected with the enormous amount of debt we're in.
If people would just inform themselves they would know what to expect with both candidates. The information is easily accessible for those who really want to know.
Taxes may or may not increase, but I believe OBAMA will do just fine.
OBAMA BIDEN '08
Well, give the Republicans 4 more years and you will no longer be talking about "higher taxes," you will be talking about the nation being sold to another wealthy country– perhaps Saudi Arabia! Fools!
What is with that headline? How dare you infer that means people are in bad moods. We have never seen a national debt like this before maybe paying a bit more in taxes could be a good thing.
I'll donate to get us out of debt – IF OBAMA wins.
If McCain steals the election, his wealthy friends can pay.
We have two wars to pay for and a bailout. Who in their right mind would believe taxes will go down....we will be lucky if they stay the same.
obviously anyown who thinks obama meant what he said will be disappointed. anyone who has any intelligence knows you can't do everything that he says hes going to do and not raise taxes. What really bothers me is his whole spread the wealth mentality. let them go to school and get a job just like I had to do.
What you don't realise is that when the government keeps spending money and printing money and borrowing money, it is already a tax. Even if you have dollar bills burried in your backyard, they keep getting smaller and smaller. Are you a product of liberal education? Wakeup.
It's midnight in Norway and I should be in bed, need to get in early at the office tomorrow – but I don't want to go to sleep without an idea of where the U.S. is heading.
I hope I wake up to a U.S. that has discovered a new path. While we wait let me tell you a little about my country:
Our political spectrum begins where your Democrats are and moves left. Since 2005 we have had what some of you would call a socialist government, our finance minister would be labelled a radical Communist. The unemployment rate is currently 1.7%. We have universal free health care and education.
Most Norwegians pay between 20-45% income tax, in addition to all sorts of other taxes and charges. Of course, some of us complain (it's in our nature to complain), but we can see that our money is well spent.
A comment on the much feared word "redistribution":
I am single, healthy and have no children, so my tax money is being "redistributed" to the benefit of others. But the funny thing about "redistribution" is that you never know when you or someone you love will be at the receiving and deserving end.
Last Christmas Eve my 78-year old mother found herself at that end as she suffered a cerebral stroke. After being rushed to the emergency room by the ambulance she was admitted to the state-run local hospital. After many tests that day it was discovered that the cause of the stroke was an irregular heart rythm. Two days later a $20.000,- pacemaker was put in place. She was kept at the hospital for two weeks for observation, all most three weeks in all. The state paid for the private physiotherapy my mother needed to regain strength in her feet.
The cost of all this for her: we don't know. We will never see the bill. My mother is feeling better than she has in many years because of the pacemaker.
Good luck tonight!
dont blame it all on bush, not with a democratic house
obviously anyone who thinks obama meant what he said will be disappointed. anyone who has any intelligence knows you can't do everything that he says hes going to do and not raise taxes. What really bothers me is his whole spread the wealth mentality. let them go to school and get a job just like I had to do.
Of course taxes will go up under Obama.......Who do you think is going to support thedead beats that voted for him. Here comes redistribution of wealth the Democrat way.
As the dead beat lady said in an interview Obama will help me with food gas and my mortgage. Disgusting
Oh wait..McCain said he would bring down the deficit during his term. Yeah right...
Obama will be a wonderful President. I trust him to do whatever is necessary to save this country from disaster. He is smart and surrounds himself with smart people. If you are rich, too bad for you. You will start paying your fair share. If you don't make much money, you won't pay any more taxes. That simple.
Barak obama will not be able to change the world overnight, but he will overtime, with the help of every american. I think this is the best thing that could ever happen to america if he wins.
So true. The only difference is McCain will take more from the middle and give it to the rich and Obama will take from the rich and give to the middle.
That's why McCain hates Obama's tax plan. Remember-McCain is a very very wealthy man.
Of course taxes will go up.. How can they not with the administration that has been in the white house for the last 8 years sinking us into record debt.. it's enevitable.
Keep blaming Bush. Soon you will only have the Democrats to blame, then what are you kool-aid drinkers going to do?
Too bad Republicans get the blame for the mess the Democrats left behind after Clinton's reign. You can thank him for the housing crisis we are in now, thinking everyone "deserves" a house.
are you kidding? BO has already said he is going to send more troops to Afgan...there will be no cost savings...and just wait until he is forced to go after Iran...
Its not about republican democrat anymore. The US better start waking up and start fixing the problem instead of talking about it. Don't care who gets the credit just fix it. Do your job politicians.
Of course taxes will go up. Waaaaay up.
Wake up: the USA is ~10 trillion in debt.
How else are we going to pay for the DEM/REPUB sponsored Mafia-style bust-out of the banking system?
Add a bunch of wealth-distribution programs, fully expected to be another 4-5 trillion, and....
Yes, that's what i call Change We Can Believe In!!!