I will readily admit that some of my personal ideology borders on socialism. I don’t mind that. But I appreciate a presidential candidate who says that he doesn’t mind paying a little more in his personal taxes, since he can afford it, so that 95% of the American population can experience a little relief from these tough economic times. What grates on my nerves worse than nails on a chalkboard is a presidential candidate who acts like the concept of “spreading the wealth around” is an absolute absurdity.
I made up my mind about supporting Obama during the primaries, but my disdain for McCain grows daily. Every moment he or his campaign utters a word I want to scream.
Am I the only one to hear McCain say that the way to save our educational system is to automatically put military service men and women in the classrooms when they are finished with their service WITHOUT them having to comply with state teacher certification requirements?!?! Excuse me?? What our public schools need are more unqualified teachers? See, this is where my cynicism kicks in because that idea is just too stupid to be anything but sinister. Let’s keep those who can’t afford private school unable to compete in a global market by giving them sub-par teachers. That’s what I heard. What about you?