Obama and John McCain both talk about American dream.
According to Obama, if you work but can't make the house payment, don't have health insurance, then someone is taking away American dream from you.
Who are those people? How dare they are?!
According to Obama, those people are rich people who make more than $250,000.00, and big corporations. It is government's duty to take money from those people and hand it over to those who are struggling.
The Obama plan would raise the top two marginal rates of 33% and 35% to 36% and 39% and hike the capital gains rate from 15% to 20%.
The effective top marginal rate of 38% for top earners could rise to 48% to 50%, including a new Social Security payroll tax on wage income above $250,000.
The Obama plan would cut taxes for many middle class earners. The ones left out would find tax credits phase out as income increases. Many middle-income households will face somewhat higher effective marginal tax rates due to the phase-outs.
Under the Obama plan, a family of four with an income of $31,000 to $45,000 could end up with a marginal tax rate 34% to 39%, 13 percentage points higher than under the current tax code.
Even with lower overall tax takes, higher marginal rates could reduce the incentive to work or improve skills to seek higher-paying jobs.
According to John McCain, if you make less than $5 million a year, you are not a real rich people. John McCain will not raise tax on any group, and he will reduce business tax to give incentive for business owners to create more jobs, to promote competition within a free-market system.
Obama teased about John McCain has seven houses, attacking him as rich people who is out of touch with regular Americans. But to John McCain, owning seven houses is living his American dream.
Those houses belong to John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain. Cindy's father fought World War II, he came home with honor and started his own business from scratch. He made himself a multi-millionaire and passed on his legacy to his own daughter.
Cindy McCain also has her own business and run a lot of Charities to help disadvantaged people around the world.
A daughter of a high school graduate and WWII hero has 7 houses to live with her husband, who served this country as POW, for years had no table, not bed, no future.
Cindy and John McCain are successful couples, they are rich but they did not steal from any one.
Isn't that living your dream by working hard with your bare hands an American Dream?
As one of millions of Chinese American, I came to this country to live my own American Dream.
I came here with scholarship from a well known university. Just like many of you, I worked for someone else after graduation. And llike some of you, I quit my job and started my own venture. I believe that this country is the last country in the world that you can make it if you work hard. And I did, I have made my American Dream come true.
I don't have seven houses like John McCain does, but I am working on it.
Be what you want to be, working hard to earn your own destiny. That is American Dream!
It is American Dream for it only can happen in America. It is a dream that can come true if you ever think yes I can and yes I will.
So for those liberal and democrats who think rich people owe you anything, although I am not that rich myself, I say no! Hard working and successful Americans that you call "Rich People" don't owe you anything. Although we are only 5% of all tax payers, we contribute 50% of all US personal income tax revenue. The government has taken enough money out of us.
No more Obama! Not a penny more!
If you work hard like I did, or like many immigrants from poor countries did, you will live your own American Dream.
I believe that in America, you are all entitled to only what belongs to you, and what belongs to you should be the reward for your own hard work, not because you were born here, not because you look different, not because this and that. To take other people's money without working on it, without any gratitude, is nothing but a steal.
Yes, we all need to help each others, especially the disadvantaged groups, people who have served for this country, the working poors, and our seniors. It is our duty to help our fellow citizens who are not able or no longer able to help themselves. We want all hard working Americans to live with dignity and proud, to help them so they can help themselves to make their own American Dream come true.
But for someone who can work but contribute nothing to the society, for those who want to take everything from others, especially for those who are not even legal to be here, here is your stop sign from us who work our heart out day in and day out:
You can have your own dream, but don't you dare to steal mine!