As race stands, President Obama within reach of second term

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  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    that's why all of them lead in their timeframes, are best selling authors and are clobbering the competition. sounds like disrepect from libs to me.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    glad the ap and the media have already called the race. big surprise coming and it isn't going to go well for barry

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:56 p.m.

    Five taxes imposed by Obamacare in 2013:

    4) Medical itemized deductions: Currently, Americans facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction of all expenses exceeding 7.5% of adjusted gross income (AGI). Obamacare raises this deduction to 10 percent of AGI. By limiting this deduction, Obamacare widens the net of taxable income for the sickest Americans.

    5) Medicare payroll tax hike: The Medicare payroll tax is currently 2.9 percent on all wages and self-employment profits. Under this tax hike, wages and profits exceeding $200,000 single or $250,000 married couples will face a 3.8 percent rate instead. This is a direct marginal income tax hike on small business owners, who are liable for self-employment tax in most cases.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:48 p.m.

    Five new taxes imposed by Obamacare in 2013:

    1) Medical device tax: imposes a new 2.3% excise tax on gross on gross sales -- even if the company didn't make a profit. Medical device manufacturers employ 490,000 in 12,000 plants across the country. not only burdening small businesses, this tax raises the cost of everything from pacemakers to prosthetics.

    2) Currently, flexible spending accounts (FSA) are unlimited by law though employers may place a cap on them. This is pre-tax dollars. Obamacare caps FSAs at $2500. This affects 30-35 million Americans who use FSAs to meet basic medical needs. It could dramatically affect families with special needs children.

    3) Surtax on investment income: a new, 3.8 percentage point surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 married ($200,000 single). This is on top of raising taxes on capital gains from 15% to 20% and on dividends from 15% to 39.6%.

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  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:07 p.m.

    My democrat-voting parents watched NBC News nightly for 50 years from the advent of television, never questioning any of what they were being told, only trusting and accepting everything as truth. They never realized as Reagan did, their party had left them.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    Good. And David is correct. Members of the media, Hannity, Savage, Limbaugh, Oreilly, and a whole bunch more of them...they are looked upon with disrespect and distrust.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 6:33 p.m.

    An article in the Des News today outlines how Obama has literally sent $1.7 billion to Ohio during the recession. These federal dollars are certainly campaign efforts illustrating the power of incumbency as president.

    Despite all of the advantages, Obama could still lose this election if the media honestly and fairly reported on both campaigns. The day has already arrived where media members are looked upon with disrespect and distrust.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Sept. 30, 2012 5:01 p.m.

    "The AP analysis isn't meant to be predictive." Yet, AP's position is easily predictable.