The unemployment rate in the Latino community is predicted to be
three times the national rate. Obama’s plan is to provide
incentives for small businesses who create jobs here in the
United States and change the free trade agreements that
encourage U.S.-American jobs to move oversees and keep those
Forty-seven million uninsured U.S.-Americans do not have health
care. A significant number of those are Latinos. Under Obama’s
plan, we can see well over 95% of the U.S.-American public will
have affordable health care. The greatest impact will be in the
lower income categories and children, which make up the bulk of
the uninsured community.
McCain’s scare tactics that Obama will increase taxes in not
only unfounded, but the truth is that over 95% of Americans will
see a decrease in taxes. For example, those making $30,000 –
$40,000 will receive over $1,039 in tax cuts from Obama, while
McCain’s plan only reduces their taxes by $178.
For those making $50,000 that tax break is over $1,124 from
Obama and just over $232 from McCain. McCain’s biggest tax
breaks will go to the large oil companies – reducing their tax
rate from 35% to 25% or a tax break of $4 billion.
This “trickle down” view of economics has failed before. The
last great stock market decline occurred after President Ronald
Reagan initiated his “trickle down” plan. (The other two great
stock market collapses occurred under Republican administrations
– President Herbert Hoover before the Great Depression, and
under President George “W.” Bush.)
Obama believes in a bottom-up approach, where we create jobs and
educational opportunity and increase purchasing power and
With his tax cuts, Obama is putting money into the hands of
American consumers. His is not a one-time band aid called a
“stimulus” check of $600 per person, which was clearly not
enough to be any real help to families.
But Obama’s overall plan of tax cuts, health care, economic
stimulus, and job creation is a commitment to the long term.
This is planning for our future, not just an empty promise to
the middle class while giving the real breaks to the big
corporations and their CEOs.
In these last couple of weeks, we have seen from the McCain
campaign an all out effort to divide the American people.
Instead of raising and discussing real issues that impact us all
everyday, John McCain/Sarah Palin raise points that are intended
to divide us along issues that are cosmetic and have no real
substance. They are insinuating that among American citizens
there are those who are anti-American just because they do not
agree with McCain/Palin.
What we need is a “Uniter” – not a “Divider.” We need someone
like Obama, who said in his first national address, “We are not
a country of red states and blue states. We are the United
States of America.”
Vote November 4! ¡Atrevete! ¡Su Voto es su Voz!