from Jim Economos
Editor's Note: You gotta love guys like Jim, who are always thinking...and making others do the same, whether they want to or not.
A funny thing happened to me last week when I was driving on Route 53, when I saw a real estate agent driving her car with an Obama sticker on the back window. It seemed to me that a person in business would want to support someone who is business friendly, not someone who professes to socialize just about everything under the sun. I was curious and wanted to know what she was all about.
Since this agent had her phone number on the side of her car while she was leaving her carbon footprint for all to see, I decided to call her to ask why she was supporting Obama. Her initial response was the usual dribble regarding the rich not paying their fair share etc.
I then asked her if she likes rich clients or poor ones, to which she logically responded, "rich ones, of course." When I asked her what would happen of Obama got his way and raised the Capital Gains rate to double of what it is today as he's pubicly stated he would do, she did not have any response but silence.
I reminded her that a lot of real estate transactions are based upon capital gain tax savings as since the rate was lowered, it allows people to act freely. She was also reminded since the Capital Gains Rate was lowered, the amount of money going into the government has been sent in record amounts.
When asked if she would like more business rather than less, her response of course was obvious again. "We all want more business," which is the point I made to her, and why she should think carefully before she supports someone who wants to control her ability to make more real estate commissions because they contribute to a Socialist style government where the free market is controlled, thereby not letting her to make as much as she may desire.
When she started to think about the ramifications of having fewer clients who would be not be willing to sell their properties based upon higher Capital Gain tax rates, she suddenly became quiet as it started to sink in as to how she was supporting a politician who would make it harder for her to make a living.
This brief conversation gave me a grass political organizational strategy plan to share with you. When you see someone with a business listed on their vehicle, and they have a political candidate who have views contrary to their financial success, then you should contact them and challenge their political position. You may find they are supporting them without fully realizing they are only hurting themselves in the long run.
Many Obama supporters don't realize they are supporting someone who is diametrically opposite to their views or values. You may be able to plant a few seeds of doubt in many of their minds about who Obama is and how his Bolshevik political view would in fact be bad for them or America. As the old ad says, "let your fingers so the walking." Please call these people and challenge them. It will be good for America.