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View Poll Results: What will you do, Republicans, if Obama wins?
Move to Canada or Puerto Rico 8 10.96%
Stay and become apathetic toward the process-why bother? 3 4.11%
Stay and fight however you possibly can! 32 43.84%
Boycott all Mainstream Media including products advertised there 6 8.22%
Obama is going to win? 24 32.88%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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A number of people responded by saying that the first thing they would do is lay off folks who work for them. Being mired in a recession with an attendant loss of business might be a good reason to lay folks off; getting a bill (tax or otherwise) that you cannot pay of otherwise might also be a good reason. But just because your candidate lost? That Wednesday morning staff meeting sounds like a fun one. 'Sorry everyone, Obama won so here is your last check - thanks for the help.' Damn glad I don't work for a$$holes like that. . . .
Well people that own small business have to be aware of what is going to happen rather than waiting for it to happen and possibly bankrupting them.

If Obama gets in the programs he will put in place will put an undue burden on many small businesses. The business owners that posted are just being forward thinkers.

I on the other hand will back Obama with the same fervor that the Dems backed Bush.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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I will wake up, get dressed, and go to work like I always do.
My fellow Republicans lamented President Clinton, but honestly I did quite well under his administration in hindsight.
At least he left us a budget surplus.

In a different scenario I might have even voted for Hillary - as least I know what to expect.
IMHO Senator Obama is a complete wild card.
The unsavory associations, seemingly lack of American pride, entire periods of his life a mystery.

I hear what you are saying, and I too am somewhat depressed.
Why?

I am shocked there is so much class envy in America.
I am very disappointed with so much hate coming from both camps.
I am stunned that so many people want cradle to grave government.
I am amazed that we are marching toward such Communistic and Socialistic ideals - as a child, such nations were our 'enemy'.

At a certain point working 65-80 hours a week just becomes not worth it.
I saw a clip today where an enthusiastic Obama voter was telling me that he is going to pay for our gas and our mortgage!

Maybe it is time to cut back to 25-35 hours of work per week and coast for awhile.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Have fun having no personal rights then, except for those that you can buy with a $20 bill slipped to the cop. I'm in Mexico everyday (well literally 5-6 days a week). I have a lot of Mexican friends. I have traveled all through Mexico via plane and car. It's a ok place with lots of beauty and potential, but you couldn't pay me to live here. People don't even use the mail because everyone knows it can't be trusted. The carriers will go through your mail, or if you're lucky it may get delivered 3-4 weeks after you drop it off. That's something you take for granted in the US and you would assume you could take for granted anywhere, right? Not here. This is one simple example of MANY I could tell you.

Visiting a resort in a 3rd world country and living in one are not the same.

PS - oh and don't forget the drug war that's ravaging the border and is happening all across mexico. It's only been going on for almost a year now with no end in sight.
Anotherwords, it shares some comparison to the USA?

Postage here, while delivery and reliable, means nothing, even with a tracking ID because packages can, and do "disappear" (I know, I ship out 1,000 + packages a week).

And as for the drug wars, have you been to many parts of the USA where they are filled with poverty due to the failed economic policies of "welfare reform"?
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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I will tell you one thing that Republicans won't do if Obama wins, and that's start acting like uncivilized animals like this for example.

YouTube - 29 April 1992 Los Angeles riot~Welcome to American Democracy
That's just not our style.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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To all that are leaving the country if Obama wins, don't let the doorknob hit ya where the good Lord sho'nuff split ya.
We don't leave, threaten to leave or the like. That is your line. Don't confuse us with the far left and their empty promises. We will move on as normal, fighting each topic as it comes. If we ever get to the point that we feel that you have taken over the country to the point of ignoring the protections people have fought and died for, then we will act and you will know it by the tightening around your neck just before the quick snap and then silence.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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Well, if Obama wins, I'll start preparing for my higher taxes. We will lay off the guy we just hired. Christmas bonuses will go bye-bye. School donations will stop. I will stop financially subsidizing the GS troop I lead. My dh will have to do some physical labor again, 3 or 4 days a month.

Other than the additional work for my dh, we won't really feel it I hope. Of course, our employees, my FIL's employees, the local school and the Scouts will feel it. But my dd will still get her dollhouse for Christmas and my ds will still get his Millenium Falcon. We'll still eat out as often as we do now, though we might cut our tips from 25-30% to 10-15%.

I explained to a teacher earlier who asked if we'd be willing to "sponsor" the new drama club that it would depend on whether the right guy wins. She got a bit upset when I told her who the "right guy" was. But I explained that I will not let someone else's choice force our lifestyle to drop.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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An American friend of mine who's been living in Rome since 1983, married to an Italian woman, had said he was thinking of giving up his U.S. citizenship out of disgust with the Bush gang. I asked him, "So you feel some more affiliation with the mess that is Italian government? Jim, you're an American. You love jazz and Amtrak and East Coast cities and people who hustle to get ahead."
He didn't do it, and it would have been stupid.
I find the option of moving to Mexico to escape the bad things that a poster thinks will come to the U.S. with the election to be rather odd. Even if you're rich, Third World countries are lousy places to live. In fact, they're only marginally OK if you *are* rich. What might he be evading by moving to a much more dysfunctional, corrupt country?
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley, CA
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Well, if Obama wins, I'll start preparing for my higher taxes. We will lay off the guy we just hired. Christmas bonuses will go bye-bye. School donations will stop. I will stop financially subsidizing the GS troop I lead. My dh will have to do some physical labor again, 3 or 4 days a month.
Because of $900 a year?

Sounds like your family was on shaky ground to begin with.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Well, if Obama wins, I'll start preparing for my higher taxes. We will lay off the guy we just hired. Christmas bonuses will go bye-bye. School donations will stop. I will stop financially subsidizing the GS troop I lead. My dh will have to do some physical labor again, 3 or 4 days a month.

Other than the additional work for my dh, we won't really feel it I hope. Of course, our employees, my FIL's employees, the local school and the Scouts will feel it. But my dd will still get her dollhouse for Christmas and my ds will still get his Millenium Falcon. We'll still eat out as often as we do now, though we might cut our tips from 25-30% to 10-15%.

I explained to a teacher earlier who asked if we'd be willing to "sponsor" the new drama club that it would depend on whether the right guy wins. She got a bit upset when I told her who the "right guy" was. But I explained that I will not let someone else's choice force our lifestyle to drop.
Great points. I was listening to a guy this morning that is a real estate investor. He stated that he's already started jacking up the rents in anticipation of higher taxes he will have to pay. He is similar to myself, I'm not willing to lower my rewards for the risks I take in my business. My employees, customers, (his tenants) will suffer. I wont..
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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Because of $900 a year?

Sounds like your family was on shaky ground to begin with.
Its not $900 a year, a family with a $250,000 income currently pays $82,500 in taxes (33%) under Obama (and cancelling of the Bush tax cut), it will increase to $98,750, (39.6%) thats $16,250 increase for ONE proposed tax increase. Obama has several increases he wants to put into place, meaning many will face a 10% tax increase.

Not sure where you get $900 from, but it just shows how little people understand about Obamas tax plan.
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