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“How Will the 2008 Election Effect Your Tax Bill?–Find Out

I found this website Election Taxes today  through a blog post by Rae.  It helps you estimate your taxes under the different proposed plans from  the candidates . It is fun and interesting

Rae ask’s a great question

“How will the 2008 election affect your tax bill?”

Find out each promised tax plan AND how  could it affect your taxes over the next four years based on “The McCain and Obama Tax Plans for Individuals

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Interesting Website Published by Rae 2008 Presidential Election Blog

Educate Yourself about the 2008 US Presidential Election Posted by Devin Willis


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Get the Real Scoop when politicians are lying Vs. Giving you a fib.

I found this today and found interesting. Don Reisinger wrote the following:

Have you ever wanted to know when politicians are lying? A startup called RealScoop thinks it can nail it down for you in real-time with the help of voice analysis technology that it claims is used widely in law enforcement and fraud prevention.

Dubbed the Believability Meter, RealScoop’s analysis technology analyzes over 100 vocal elements of the human voice and performs over 1,000 calculations per second to find out if a politician or celebrity is telling the truth. On Tuesday, RealScoop will cover the Vice Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, putting each one’s statements to its Believability test.

The site itself features a bunch of videos collected from outside sources that are played in its own player. The player features a meter that changes dynamically as it analyzes what’s being said. If it believes the person is lying, the meter turns red and moves towards the “highly questionable” area. If it believes the person is telling the truth, the meter stays green and in the “believable” section.

I found the website interesting and “believable”. Check it out and let me know what you think?

Devin willis

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:RealScoop Tells You When Politicians And Celebrities Are Lying by Don Reisinger on September 28, 2008-TechCrunch

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Educate Yourself about the 2008 US Presidential Election

This 2008 US Presidential election is a very critical one. It is hard to tell what is true and what is not the truth during this process. I did find some resources  that will help  figure the important facts, so you and your loved ones can make an informed on the issues.

In fact Mashable’s Sean P. Aune stated

The 2008 US Presidential election process is in full swing, and with the first Presidential debates scheduled for tonight, it’s time everyone learned more about the candidates. While each of the candidates have their own official sites and social networking profiles, there are many sites that can help you boil down how each candidate stands and votes on the issues. You can also find lots of tools to get behind the rumors, see who is donating money to them, and much more.

And listed many helpful resources! I will list a few:

Glassbooth.org – Still unsure of who should get your vote?  Glassbooth quizzes you on your beliefs and tells you which candidate best aligns with what you want.

OnTheIssues.org – Gives you easy access to look up how each politician has voted on each issue as well as providing quotes they have said on each.

OpenSecrets.org – Breaks down donations by biggest contributors, which industries are donating the most, and gives you a good sense of who really is backing each candidate.

Pollster.com – Collects polling data from various sources into one location so you can easily track how various states are skewing in their support.

Snopes.com – The popular debunking site has numerous entries of Internet rumors for both of the candidates. StateSurge.com – Look up the voting and bill sponsorship records of Senators Biden, McCain and Obama, check out a graph of their legislative effectiveness amongst other information.

VoteSmart.org – Gives you information on each candidate with contact information, political history and a few other assorted facts.

ResourceEducate Yourself for the Presidential Debates With 25+ Sites About Obama and McCain September 26, 2008 – 4:34 pm PDT – by Sean P. Aune

I also recommend the following:

Fact Checking the Debate By Mike Krumboltz–Yahoo Buzz

Register to Vote Has “..voter registration information for the United States, including voter qualifications, voting resources, election links, political information”

The Politicalcovers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, the 2008 presidential race, lobbying, advocacy, and more.

Real Clear Politics Collection of up-to-date political news from around the web. Polls for political races in categories.

United States presidential election, 2008-From Wikipedia

USA TODAY On Politics blog and USA TODAY On Politics. Both covers political news with a focus on national politics

I hope these will help you !

Devin Willis

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