The LuLac Edition #582, Sept. 25th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: OUR TOP 40 LOGO (40 DAYS TILL ELECTION DAY) AND LUZERNE COUNTY COMMISSIONER GREEG SKREPENAK.
Sarah Palin, GOP Vice Presidential nominee was interviewed by CBS anchor Katie Couric last night. Couric who has not gained wide respect in her new role as anchor really hammered Palin on a few basic questions. It is apparent that unless Palin is scripted, there's not a lot there. When Couric asked Palin about what John McCain de-regulated in his years in the Senate, she told Couric she'd get back to her with an answer. Great. Let's not hold our hand on our foreheads too long.
Have to hand it to Chris Carney, his recent ad against Chris Hackett is pretty powerful. The ad tells the tale of how Hackett eventually paid his business taxes in August of '08. Taxes are a tough issue for most voters. See, most voters pay their taxes on time. They might not like it but they do pay. When a candidate who has a business waits to pay, it tells the voters he is just another big business guy looking for the loopholes to make his lot better than the people he wants to represent. This ad just might be the dealbreaker Carney needs to coast to victory.
BIG MAN WOUNDED
Greg Skrepenak told the Times Leader today he is hurt the way he's been treated by the Democratic party. He is so distraught, he just might vote for John McCain and foresake his primary favorite Barack Obama. Skrep says there are people loyal to him just begging for his advice on who to back for President. We don't know if the big guy is being courted by any GOP committee or the Dems but this is a developing story we'll watch locally. Who knows, perhaps Bob Barr and Ralph Nader will come a callin' to Big Ugly's.
ELECTION TOP 40
We're counting down the issues like a top 40 countdown to the election. Today marks 40 days before we vote for President. The issues will be discussed not necessarily in order but what is a hot topic. And we have one today.
We always were told our money was safe. We always were told that if we saved our money, we can own a part of the American dream. But we had to work hard for it. The recent problems with the market is a reflection of what is wrong with America and its economy. Unless you're fluent in the language of high finance, it's tough to make heads or tails of all the terms being tossed around in the headlines lately. Simply put, the meltdown on Wall Street has made it tough for many Americans to get a loan to buy a home, purchase a car, start a business or even send a kid to college.
And with all the talk of a credit crunch -- some are even calling it a credit freeze -- it may get even tougher. So if you paid your loans and never defaulted, you don't get bailed out. However the greedy Wall Street people who lived high on the hog escape pretty much free, while the taxpayer is asked to bear the burden. How about those rich finance barons who raped and pillaged the economic system, how much will they pay? Issue # 40 is one that begs the question in America, "just what is fair anymore?" Once more, the GOP controlled dunderhead Presidency and the rich guys on Wall Street say the little guy has to bail them out, because we should do so as "good Americans". Maybe it's time for the "good Americans", those who pay the taxes and the bills on time, to just stop paying and buying stuff for a time. Let the money bags of Wall Street save their own asses. Okay, okay, maybe I'm being rash, let's not stop paying our taxes or loans but why not pay them off on a partial basis and get forgiveness because we're such swell people. Let's pay our taxes and loans in pennies. Yeah, Pennies From Heaven, the religious right, who is getting screwed like the rest of us, will love that. From You Tube: "Pennies From Heaven": Number 40 on our countdown: