Eric Wadley wonders why Barack Obama's message is so off-putting to members of the LDS Church ("Obama should appeal to LDS," Readers' Forum, June 5). While John McCain is certainly not my first choice, Obama is downright scary. He is the most liberal senator in Congress.

Under Obama, your income taxes would increase a full 24 percent. Capital gains tax would increase from 15 percent to 24 percent. Dividend taxes would increase from 15 percent to 39 percent! Obama would also reinstitute the inheritance tax. Obama is also proposing the following new taxes: new government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2,400 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. Maybe Wadley can afford these tax increase, but I can't.

Obama also supports abortion on demand, gay rights and associates with people with questionable character, at best. Lastly, Obama would appoint some of the most liberal judges ever to the federal courts, which have an effect on our courts for years after he is gone.

Brad Merritt

Woodland Hills