Monday, October 20, 2008
The Modinator: Election Views
On the issue of economy, Barack Obama said that we should “spread the wealth around, while John McCain said that whoever works hard should go ahead in life. Obama’s idea of spreading the wealth is socialism, in which everyone is equal by the end of the day, no matter what job you have. McCain’s idea of working for success is capitalism, which has an equality of opportunity. I disagree with Barack Obama in that I believe that the person who works the hardest should succeed. For example, if two gymnasts are competing, the gymnast who practices seven days a week should not get the same scores as the gymnasts who practices once a week. It is unjust and definitely not how our economy should be run. Just work hard and believe that they can go far, just as a normal, middle class citizen must do to excel in a capitalist society. Equality of opportunity, the right way to run our economy.