I just finished taking in the first presidential debate. Quite interesting. I think both candidates conducted themselves quite well, and left no doubt as to their positions.
The thing that got to me, though, about Al Gore is that he, like most Democrats, seems to have a vendetta against successful entrepreneurs. As Ronald Regan kept saying in his debates with Jimmy Carter. “There you go again.” If he said it once in the debate, Gore said it at least a dozen times that the top 1 pecent would get the biggest tax break. I guess he figures if he says it often enough, people will start believing it.
The whole sound bite is designed to appeal to the voter who doesn’t bother to keep up with the issues. It’s the greedy rich against the poor working man, according to Democrats. The whole issue, in my opinion, is that there is a jealously among a certain sector that some people have all that money.
Take the government war against Microsoft. Twenty-five years ago, Bill Gates was just another guy who put it all on the line and succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. What is wrong about that? Look at all the good he has done for this area and country.
If government strips most profits in the form of taxes it would take away the good old American can-do, individual, capitalist effort that made this country great. What makes the economy great is individual effort, not government meddling.
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