Friday, August 29, 2008

Barack Obama: "Enough!"

Barack Obama accepts the nomination for President at the Democratic National Convention.

"...the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than ninety percent of the time? I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to take a ten percent chance on change."
-Barack Obama

Al Gore: "It's Time for a Change"

Al Gore talks about why your vote matters at the Democratic National Convention.

"Eight years ago, some said there was not much difference between the nominees of the two major parties and it didn’t really matter who became president. Our nation was enjoying peace and prosperity, and some assumed we would continue both, no matter the outcome. But here we all are in 2008, and I doubt anyone would argue now that election didn’t matter."
-Al Gore

Bill Clinton: "Barack Obama is Ready to be President"

Bill Clinton talks about Barack Obama's qualifications to be the next President at the Democratic National Convention.

"People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than the example of our power."
-Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton: "No Way, No How, No McCain"

Hillary Clinton urges her supporters to get behind Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

"We don't have a moment to lose or a vote to spare. Nothing less than the fate of our nation and the future of our children hangs in the balance."
-Hillary Clinton

The Public vs. John McCain

Video by Cartright Dale.

A Comparison of the McCain and Obama Tax Plans

Income and Wealth Inequality in the US

Working people are working harder and longer, resulting in greater productivity and thus greater company profits. Yet workers incomes have been flatlined or declined for years, benefits are being taken away, and the cost of living is skyrocketing. Oftentimes these workers are getting laid off or having their jobs sent overseas. Meanwhile CEO compensation has gone through the roof exponentially over the years. Yet Republicans continue to give new tax cuts every year to these wealthiest Americans. This was one of the first things the Bush administration did once it got into power claiming it was necessary to "stimulate the economy". Seven years later we're still waiting for the trickle to come down.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont breaks it down here:

The Oreo Cookie Cartoon

Here's a little flash cartoon by True Majority about our country's spending priorities. Using Oreo cookies. It's a little dated. But you get the general idea.