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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Oct 29, 2008 at 02:53

Dear Tirdad: It is obvious that you have strong patriotic feelings about the United States, which I do appreciate. It is also obvious that to you English is a second language, which leads me to conclude that you have moved here from another land. Perhaps you do not understand the political landscape here in America as well as I do.

You see, I am sixty years old, born and raised in the United States, and have lived here all my life and I have an intimate understanding of how this country works politicatlly. So le me tell you that the reality is that Senator Obama's tax plan will provide no increase in taxes on working class people. It will raise taxes to a reasonable degree upon the wealthiest Americans who can afford to pay more. For the past eight years we have seen a transfer of wealth, a "redistribution" as McCain calls it, here in America with the wealth being redistributed 'upward' from working class people to the rich in the form of upper class tax breaks. This has caused a budget deficit that will eventually be paid by working class people, just as our tax dollars recently bailed out affluent bankers on Wall Street. The Republican Party DOES NOT represent the interests of working class Americans very well and it never has. This is something that is understood by most Americans, especially after the last eight years.

As for the comment you say Obama made about Iran being a small country, well, I haven't heard it but I'm sure he's aware of the actual size of Iran. I'd rather have him engaged in talks with Ahmadinajad than to launch another military invasion. Many Iranians are actually very pro-American and pro-West and are sick and tired of the oppression of the mullahs. I'd prefer to see an old-fashioned political coup orchestrated by our Central Intelligence Agency in which a ruler similar to Shah Mohammad Pahlavi be installed in the government there. It would benefit all of us without the bloodshed of warfare.

As for Hugo Chavez, I never mentioned him in any previous posts. I do perceive him as being a harmless little troll who makes me laugh. If he becomes too arrogant, though, he may realistically face what is known as "the Noriega treatment" and end up in a U.S. federal prison. Noriega currently resides in a medium security prison in Florida and probably wishes he had shut up when he had the chance.

Remember, Tirdad, it's not too late for you to change your vote. But whether you do or not, Obama is likely to be our next president.


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"Catch and release" has been common in the American southwest [117 words]Brian EargleOct 29, 2008 13:19141320
EUROPE'S COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORT VS AMERICA'S [365 words]DANIEL REDMONDOct 24, 2008 02:10140842
What is the difference? [42 words]CYNTHIAOct 22, 2008 20:11140711
WOW, did you read about osama clones yet? [62 words]fascioAug 15, 2008 18:09136794
Update on UK perspective, August 2008 [143 words]British ObserverAug 7, 2008 16:26136414
Define "terrorism" [105 words]GovtFluAug 4, 2008 21:24136282
An Alternative explanation to the creation of Eurabia [89 words]Catholic loop-holeAug 2, 2008 12:58136125
The Speech McCain Should Give [293 words]June J.Jul 20, 2008 12:41135427
Nice post [20 words]JackJul 13, 2008 13:34134995
WHAT WOULD PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN DO ABOUT ISLAMIST TERRROISM IN THE USA EUROPE AND WHY DO I SAY JOHN MCCAIN IS OUR NEXT RONALD REAGAN IN THE WHITEHOUSE [546 words]TIRDAD GHARIBJul 11, 2008 14:15134882
TONY SNOW GOD BLESS YOUR HEART AND SOUL YOU WERE ONE OF MY HERO TODAY YOU WENT TO HEAVEN WHAT A GREAT SUPERB MAN YOU WERE [97 words]TIRDAD GHARIBJul 12, 2008 09:39134882
RE: REAGAN = McCAIN [351 words]DANIEL REDMONDOct 24, 2008 02:43134882
TO DANIEL REDMOMND [371 words]TIRDAD GHARIBOct 25, 2008 04:05134882
RE: TIRDAD'S TIRADE [277 words]DANIEL REDMONDOct 27, 2008 16:59134882
Thank you daniel for your honesty [190 words]Tirdad gharibOct 28, 2008 02:25134882
EARTH TO TIRDAD [441 words]DANIEL REDMONDOct 29, 2008 02:53134882
THANK YOU FOR YOUR EMAIL DANIEL REDMOND [796 words]TIRDAD GHARIBOct 30, 2008 02:55134882
TIRDAD'S LAST TIRADE [371 words]DANIEL REDMONDOct 31, 2008 16:40134882
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