CBS poll on Obama’s first year in office

I’m trying to head off a torrent of “reply to all” family emails about a CBS poll which shows how Obama gets a failing grade for his first year in office, so I decided to post the link on this blog so folks can weigh in as they seem fit.

A link to the poll can be found by clicking here.

A disclaimer mentions that it is not a scientific poll, demonstrating how CBS can save money by not hiring a polling agency. It also demonstrates the current state of “journalism”

I think I’ll add a poll for myself, not really that hard.

Go ahead, weigh in! I moderate this blog, so be civil.

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Obama Tax Plan vs McCain Tax Plan (and a comment about H1-B)

Surprise surprise…. we haven’t be getting the full tax story. In the interest of fairness I’m including a link to a comparison of the 2 plans. This won’t affect my vote, but the Obama has the higher tax plan and the dread “redistribution of wealth”.

I have an issue about both candidates support of the H1-B visa program which has been a threat for my employment for quite a while. Both candidates support this program which addresses the “problem” of not having enough skilled American workers. It allows employers to hire “foreign” workers to fill this supposed lack of skilled workers. These workers come at a great cost savings for companies and correspond with layoffs. It won’t change regardless of who is elected, but I needed to vent a bit and show that I’m not completely in the tank for Obama

Here is the Tax Plans Link:

Wall Street Journal Comparison of Tax Plans of McCain & Obama

I’m gonna be RICH!


I have been approached with a certain business opportunity which will have a profound effect on my tax bracket. I have been in contact with Mrs. Ford about my tax obligations and quite frankly I’m wondering if I should now be supporting a McCain-Palin ticket.

I’d like to share the details of my new situation:

From Barrister.Mrs.Jenny Ford.
B .F Addo, Solicitors & Associates.
169.BD.F.H Biogny
Accra Ghana West Africa,

Good Day,

I am Barrister.Mrs.Jenny Ford,a solicitor in law.I am contacting you because you have the same surname of my late client a national of your country, who used to work with SHELL,an Oil Servicing Company here in ACCRA GHANA. Herein after shall be referred to as my client. On the 18th of December 2003, my client, his wife and their only daughter traveled to his wife country IRAN on holiday and unfortunately, they were involved in an Earthquake which occurred in Bam on the 26th of December 2003 in IRAN which claim about 25 thousand lives in the Earthquake .

Since the earthquake I have made several enquirers to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has proved unsuccessful.I am contacting you based on the fact that my client deposited one trunk BOX as a family treasure with a security company here in ACCRA GHANA, valued at US$9.2 million of which he handed over the CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT with me as his lawyer.And i also ask him then why he choose to deposit the fund/BOX in a security company rather than bank,

He told me that it was due to political instability in GHANA and that he was assured by the Manager of the security company that he can claim his BOX from any of their Branch Offices in EUROPE and ASHIA countries For the fact that I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives since the earthquake occurred, I hereby seek your consent to present you as the relative or the business partner to my late client, All i want from you is maximum co-operation to enable us make the claim of these Box to our benefit.

I have all the necessary information that will guide you to the successful claim of these BOX and legal POWER OF ATTORNEY that will make you the beneficiary of the BOX will be prepared by me as his attorney. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I to this effect.at the conclusion of this business you will be given 35% of the total amount,60% will for be for me,while 5% will be for any expenses both parties might have incurred during the process,

Please do send the following information of yours so that we can kick up this mutual business transaction

1.Full Name
2.Phone/Fax Number
3.Address.
4.Nationality.
5.Occupation.
6.Date of Birth.

Your immediate reply will be highly appreciated.

Awaiting to hear from you

Barr.Mrs.Jenny Ford. (Esq)

Tax Policy of the Candidates

Since many of the comments have been directed at the idea of re-distribution of wealth via the tax policy of Obama. I have provided links to the various websites of the candidates on the right side of this blog.

The question of socialism should probably include the staggering $700 billion bail out and the additional $140 billion added by Congress for all kinds of fun projects. Whew…. that’s a lot of debt to eat….

I’ll remove the calculator links after the election. After that it’ll be too late