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November 12, 2007


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he will tax the rich corporations, he is relaly talking about taxing you and me. Bonnie and I have a little stock, not a whole lot, but I sure want it to increase in value and not be taxed away. Now about the wealthy stock holders, what do they do with their money? Well they invest it in start-ups, small companies, corporations, and other areas where the benefits are greater than the risks. They invest in creating new higher paying jobs. One of the things that reduce the risk in investing in companies of all sizes is having tax incentives (Lower Capital Gains Taxes). When I founded DTS, I raised Venture Capital to get it started. Guess where the money came from? You're right, rich investors. Well there won't be that incentive under the Democrats. Individuals like me who have worked hard and are willing to take the big risk of starting a company, creating jobs, will be no more.•Inheritance Tax is the tax levied on individuals passing on their hard earned nest egg to their children. I wish I were in a better position to leave a larger inheritance to my children; however, if I were, I sure would not want to give a big part it to the politicians in Washington.•So what happens if corporations and companies are taxed higher? Of course, it is passed onto the products and services that you and I buy; jobs are lost; fewer jobs are created; and companies move to other countries; they have no choice if they want to survive.•When I worked at Collins Radio, the company moved a manufacturing plant to Mexico because it allowed them to be more competitive and make a higher profit -- two reasons: less taxes and non-union inflated wages. Actually a lot of companies cannot stay in business if they do not take this kind of cost saving steps.•Billions of $ verses % of profit: It is amazing to me how many people do not understand the Free Enterprise System, Free Market, and the System that has made the USA the richest and most powerful country in the world. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since most kids in school are now taught Socialism and that Capitalism is a sin against humanity. Just look at the world -- what country gives the most, which one helps the most in a time of crisis, and which one is the advocate for human rights? Well a large corporation like BellSouth has an income of millions of dollars. Sounds pretty big -- well look at their percentage (%) of profit. Politicians are taking advantage of people who do not understand the difference in $ and %. For instance, a company having sales of $100 million and a profit of 6% would have $6 million in profit. A company with sales of $10 million with a profit of 6% would have $600 thousand in profit. The 100 million dollar company would be supporting many more employees, stock holders, and many 401K's. Now compare them; the profit is largely different, however the percentage (%) is the same.•A little lesson on comparing small companies to mid-sized companies to large corporations. The two most important items to compare companies with are Sales per Employee and Profit per Employee. Both Sales and Profit must be used since companies in different disciplines have different Sales to Profit Ratios. By using these indicators, a true understanding can be gained as why percentages (%'s) should be used instead of dollars ($'s). If the sales per employee of a small company are $300,000 with 30 employees, the total sales would be approximately $9 million. Now if the sales per employee of a large company are $300,000 with 10,000 employees, then the total sales would be approximately $3 billion. (Get the picture!) Now let's say each company has a 6% profit on sales; then their profits would be $540 thousand and $180 million respectively. (Is it getting clearer?) Terms you should become familiar with if you relaly want to understand what the politicians are talking about and if what they say has any merit at all: Profit & Loss (P&L), Profit Before Tax (PBT), Profit After Tax (PAT), Sales, Cost of Sales (COS), Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, Sales per Employee, and Profit per Employee. It is so unfortunate that so many schools do not teach the basic concepts of free enterprise yet are encouraged to teach kindergarten age children sex education and other liberal disciplines. I guess they think the concept of free enterprise is too complex for high school and college students to understand while sex education and other liberal concepts can be understood by 5 and 6 year olds. They do understand the Bible Concept of planting the seed in fertile ground.Freedom of Speech ActThe freedom of speech act introduced by the Democrats will surely be passed if Barack is elected president and the Democrats have a Super Majority. This is legislation that will suppress talk radio (conservative ideas), but do nothing about the bias in the liberal Network Media. There seems to be two sets of standards, one for the far left (liberals) and one for the conservatives.•Why is it politically correct to question Senator McCain's citizenship, but not Barack's?•Why is it not politically correct to question Barack's qualifications, but scrutinize Sarah Palin's?•Why is it ok to hang Sarah Palin in effigy, but it is a hate crime to display a hangman's noose. Oh yes, the Democrats have an explanation for that too. To me a murder is murder, a rape is a rape, and a robbery is a robbery -- they all are bad and should be dealt with equally under the law.•Why does the NY Times and liberal network news media research Sarah's and Joe the Plumber's backgrounds, yet not look into Barack's background and relationships? (His origin, his associations, his political donations, and on and on?)•Why is Joe the Plumber attacked and ridiculed?Do hate crimes only apply to white Americans? Is there anyone out there that hates white Americans -- just look at all of the attention of those that blame white Americans for everything wrong (with the complete condemnation of the left wing media)? Barack has associations with several of these people (Just another Double Standard).Abortion•An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or causing its death.•The overwhelming majority of all abortions, (95%), are done as a means of birth control.•Only 1% are performed because of rape or incest; 1% because of fetal abnormalities; 3% due to the mother's health problems.•What ever happened to personal responsibility – making the choice before having sex ending up in an unwanted pregnancy?•Why can't the morning after a robbery, a rape, or a murder the perpetrator have the right of choice? (to be convicted or not) A lot of left wing liberals would probably go along with that too. Unfortunately the victim is never given a choice or a second chance.The Difference in Giving•The difference in Democrats and Republicans in their charitable giving is simple. Democrats like to give away other peoples' money , and Republicans choose to give away their own money to help those who deserve it. Look into what Biden's charitable donations were; you can use % here to see how little of his own money he has donated. I have always helped those in need when I can, and I want to help those who appreciate it and deserve it (with my own money, not yours).•When there is charity distributed by the government, a large percentage (%) is soaked up by the inefficient government bureaucracy, management, and political system.Health Care•Why should average citizens get the same coverage as representatives and senators?•I think that requiring representatives and senators to have the same benefits as average citizens would solve the health care problem immediately.•This would also work for retirement benefits, i.e. social security. In SummaryIf you want: higher taxes, diminished social security benefits, less jobs created, more of the values that our country were founded on taken away, late-term abortion paid for by your taxes, Christian values wiped out, less freedom, government control of your life, our nation's defenses diminished, you believe that it is more important what other countries think of us then doing what is right, if you think taking a life by late term abortion, that the right to bear arms means not to dissect them at the shoulders, socialism, and having a questionable individual as president of our great country, then vote for the Democrats and Barack Obama. The results of this election may prove to be a wake-up call for America. I believe that a lot of voters may feel disenfranchised in the coming years, but they may not have a second chance or a right to choose.See supportive attachments below: OurSocial SecurityFranklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised: 1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program, 3.) That the money the participants elected to put Into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year, 4.) That the money the participants put into the Independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the General Operating Fund would Only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are Now receiving a Social Security check every month -- And then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put Away' -- you may be interested in the following: -------------------------------------------------------------Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it?A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically Controlled House and Senate.--------------------------------------------------------------------Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax Deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?A: The Democratic Party. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the USA.---------------- ---------------------------------------------------Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving Annuity payments to immigrants?AND MY FAVORITE:A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!---------------------------------------------------------------------Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away! And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of Awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn't so.But it's worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to?Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.AND CONGRESS GIVES THEMSELVES 100% RETIREMENT FOR ONLY SERVING ONE TERMREAD ON …… (The following information has been challenged)This is something you should be aware of so you don't get blind-sided. This is relaly going to catch a lot of families off guard. It should make you worry. Proposed changes in taxes after 2008 General election: CAPITAL GAINS TAX MCCAIN 0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax. OBAMA28% on profit from ALL home sales How does this affect you?If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes.If you are heading toward retirement and would like to downsize your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income. DIVIDEND TAX MCCAIN 15% (no change) OBAMA 39.6% How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit . INCOME TAX MCCAIN (no changes)•Singles making 30K - tax $4,500•Singles making 50K - tax $12,500•Single making 75K - tax $18,750•Married making 60K- tax $9,000•Married making 75K - tax $18,750•Married making 125K - tax $31,250 OBAMA• (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)•Single making 30K - tax $8,400•Single making 50K - tax $14,000•Single making 75K - tax $23,250•Married making 60K - tax $16,800•Married making 75K - tax $21,000•Married making 125K - tax $38,750 Under Obama, your taxes will more than double! How does this affect you? No explanation needed. This is pretty straight forward.INHERITANCE TAX MCCAIN 0% (No Change, Bush Repealed this Tax) OBAMA Will Restore the Inheritance Tax How does this affect you? Many families have lost businesses, farms and ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them because of these taxes.NEW TAXES BEING PROPOSED BY OBAMA * New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet * New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already) * New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity) * New taxes on retirement accounts and last but not least.... * New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!! Thank YouRobert D. JenkinsVice President - InvestmentsChartered Retirement Planning CounselorWachovia Securities, LLC314-991-7812800-999-4448 toll-free

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