Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Should I even vote?

After weeks of supporting Bush, I am undecided yet again.

The turning point? A closer look at Bush's tax cut. I was formerly led to believe that the tax cut was designed to give more relief to those on the lower end of the income scale. This is not entirely the case.

While there is initially a trend where richer people get less of a tax break, this reverses after $297,350. People making more than this get an even bigger tax break than those at the least after the tax cuts have fully materialized. I'm not a fan of that. While one statistic shows that everyone in the richest 20% pays a bigger part of the income tax burden, the increase is the smallest for the top 1%. While there are other pragmatic reasons for decreasing the tax burden on the upper class during a time of economic recession, a handout to the uber-rich is simply not acceptable.

Now that the two main candidates are again tied, I don't know what to do. I guess somebody's gotta convince me to vote one way or another.

P.S. - Jim Edmonds just hit a walk-off homer in Game 6 of the NLCS to send it to 7. How excited am I?!

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