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For some reason John McCain and the Repubs are under the impression that we, the American taxpayers, have a problem with the government spending money on us. To help us at a time we need help. Pssst....we don't mind!!

I live in NC, own a small business, and things are getting tight. I am excited about Obama's relief plan. I am working in the GOTV to help make it become a reality.

I don't know anyone that has a problem with the government investing in infrastructure repair, tax incentives for job creations, improving education, including more teacher pay. These are good things. Most of us welcome anything that will increase jobs and help get this economy moving. Personally, I am not appalled at Obama spending money, he's spending it on us, not big business, not a foreign country, but  on American citizens.

For some reason McCain wants to make an issue on Obama's spending, it is not causing the outcry that he had hoped for. Once again, I believe they have misread the voters. Now is a good time to spend money in government for the people. We send money and goods to country's around the world and when we need help, the congress acts as though we have invoked an unholy terror.

The plan Obama delivered Monday was detailed and made sense. I believe the polls are bearing this out. We really don't care that Obama is spending money, as long as it benefits the taxpayers.

Originally posted to emcneill on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:14 PM PDT.

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  •  McCain would spend money on us (1+ / 0-)
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    Gram E

    if we had lobbyists and a PAC.

    I can't wait until election day.

    You know its going badly for wingnuts when they denounce the Politico as liberally biased.

    by LeftHandedMan on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:16:27 PM PDT

  •  Maybe if we were labeled (0+ / 0-)

    as a "war" zone, Republicans would enjoy more spending.

    Fight for Democrats in 2008 or the Republicans will continue to follow us home into our private lives.

    by Gram E on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:19:54 PM PDT

  •  Reaganomics >> money talks (0+ / 0-)

    Money talks the big blue sky
    Take the bait, and it says "Goodbye".

  •  Invest vs Spend (1+ / 0-)
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    RosyFinch

    I was watching the CNN debate coverage with the focus group crawl.

    Men reacted most strongly to Barack when he talked about 'investing' in America - particularly when he was talking about jobs rebuilding our auto industry and our energy sector.

    Women reacted most strongly when he talked about education and the need to educate to compete.

    Both of these will involve 'spending' - except they won't. They will require that the government 'invest' money to achieve economic success and growth that will repay the investment.

    I have a small business and I am middle class. I don't want the government to spend money on me. I want them to invest in my (and my childrens') future.

    -2.38 -4.87: There are no nationalists in a global financial meltdown

    by grapes on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:28:40 PM PDT

  •  Finally somebody said it! (0+ / 0-)

    This guy was talking to me the other day and was trying to convince me to not vote for Obama.  He said a reason for this was, because he likes small government and Obama wants a big government.  Well, my objection to this was if the government is spending money on us, the taxpayers, why is that a big deal?  I would much rather have money spent on us rather than going to a "war" for no reason.

  •  The dark side has the audicity to say (0+ / 0-)

    That the Democrats will spend too much money!  What the __?

    Look at the deficit that is costing us over 2 billion a day interest.  

    Someone has to pay enough taxes to pay some of the bills that the republicans have left to our grandchildren, well, left to all of us.

    They are demonizing having a democratic congress with a democratic president. The senate will be included into that too.

    We can't do as bad as the republican leaders have.

    McCain wants to lower taxes and have wars. Same old. Same old. McCain forgets that hasn't worked.

    Barrack will do better and we need to give him a democratic congress and senate.  

    "Democrats can't do any worse than them." O

    by relentless on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 11:55:57 PM PDT

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