I am reading a book "Obama Nation" written by Jerome R. Corsi, PH.D. He is a New York Times bestseller coauthor. This book was published in August 2008. The author noticed enthusiastic Barack Obama while he was giving speech for John Kerry at National Democratic Convention in 2004. He followed Obama and investigated Obama since then to publish that book.
Corsi researched in details of "Dreams of My Father" written by Barack Obama. This book is not a chronological autobiography but it is rather a psychological autobiography with his fantasy and fabricated stories that he wished it to happened, because several parts are different from what actually occurred or the time frame it occurred was wrong, especially about the reason why his father, Barack Obama Senior came to study in Hawaii.
Corsi conducted some interviews with African American mentor, Obama referred in his book as "Ray". In actual life, "Ray" is Keith Kakugawa, a half Japanese American and half Black American. In youth, he and Barack Obama Junior started drugs together. Later Obama came to a college in Los Angeles as if to follow Keith Kakugawa.
According to Kakugawa, Obama's struggles were not from being a black American. He was regarded as a normal kid. Rather Obama's struggles came from what Obama felt. Obama thought he was abandoned by his father who wanted to study at Harvard master's program and he was abandoned again by his mother who wanted to pursue her study and career.
Obama campaign has been calling residents every day. If we did not pick up the phone, there left a long message. There is a flyer hanging at a door knob as well and the mails from Obama campaign.
Some media has already declared a big win by Obama. What is it going to be tomorrow?
Video Clip: "Joe the Plumber Questions Obama's Loyalty to the U.S." 11/2/2008 Fox News
Upon creation of "Obama Nation", my best concern will be tax increase. He already mentioned he will raise capital gain taxes, but he has not mentioned how much he will increase it. ( Some Financial analysts mentioned many people speculated capital gain tax increase from 2009 and sold stocks in a hurry, and it caused Financial meltdown last month. It might go up from the current 15 % to 29% or more.)
Also on income taxes, two weeks ago, Obama mentioned, "There will be no tax increase for a household income of $250,000 or less". Then, "Joe the Plumber" questioned Obama while he was campaigning in Ohio, because he wanted to buy a pluming business that most-likely produce income of $250,000 or more.
Last Wednesday, during his 30 minute prime time infomercial from 8 PM, Obama mentioned, "There will be no tax increase for a household income of $200,000 or less."
Two days later, he mentioned, "There will be no tax increase for a household income of $150,000 or less." The amount of bracket keeps decreasing. Then, he said $120,000 or less yesterday. I wonder what will be the thresh-hold amount after he is elected as a United States President.
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