posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:32 PM
Also on this side of the ocean the presidential elections are big news, a couple of things are quite controversial here and much discussed:
McCain is constantly claiming he will lower taxes. Dutch reporters in America say he's only planning to reduce the taxes for 5% of the population,
Obama is planning to increase taxes for the rich, is he also planning to reduce taxes for the middle class?
McCain has multiple times shown to have no knowledge about the economy, no so weird with his (educational) background, but how could you possible
promise to reduce taxes when the economy is in such state. Personally, I would not want to elect a president with no clue if my country would be in
such a turbulent economical climate... on the other hand I am unsure if Obama has a better clue...
Once again the promise so much, they are planning to spend billions on all kind of stuff but they do not provide a structure and well thought
financial plan. In Holland, parties (we have many, not just two), have to send their proposal for the national budget to the auditor's office, which
then reports whether the party's proposal is financially feasible. I mean you can make (false) promises, but the economy is already in such a bad
state that you cannot afford to spend billions without a financial plan I would say.
Last, the McCain team has accused Obama of being inexperienced, they even used Hillary's commercial to intensify that statement. Now they have chosen
one of the most inexperienced women from the middle of nowhere to be vice president. Imagine something happens to McCain, e.g. heart failure,
assassination, how could you possibly want to put the responsibility on such a person.