JD, I heart you but I disagree with you.
While we make a decent living and own our own business, I have really started to understand the healthcare crisis in the last two years. Health insurance is so expensive and excludes so many things, and right now we're "shopping" for health insurance for Addison. It's really scary to think that something could happen to your kids and it could potentially bankrupt you. Healthcare is at the top of my list of issues, closely followed by abortion.
I've never had an abortion, and I certainly don't agree with using it as a form of birth control, but I disagree further with the government thinking that they have the right to make decisions about my body based on their religious beliefs. Biden was on Meet the Press this morning and had some good points on the subject. I also found some interesting websites that gave me some new perspectives on abortion internationally and the issue of making it illegal, the repercussions of doing so, and how countries are affected by it.Women on waves - Abortion laws WorldwideCbyC:Abortion:International
I understand people wanting to keep their money in their pockets, but Obama has lots of ideas that I like. He wants to cut programs that aren't working efficiently and redistribute the money into things that DO work, in education, poverty, and immigration. People tend to forget what taxes go for- public safety (police officers, etc.), maintaining roads, schools, etc. No matter how much or how little money you make, you can't escape tax-paying, and frankly, I don't think that we should.
On top of that (sorry for the incredibly long post...) I think that "leveling the playing field" would in many ways improve our country. Think about how much tax money goes into prisons and paying for people to be housed in them. It's my belief that if there were more opportunities to make money and get a good education, people wouldn't turn so quickly to crime to make ends meet. Ignorance is such a huge problem and giving people the opportunity to get a good education would benefit everyone in the long run.