I don't know about you, but it makes me feel safe to know Barack Obama is very qualified to run this great country.

By the way, Chicago has the highest sales tax of any city n the U.S. -- 10.25%. But maybe that's just a coincidence. Except that, as a senator, Barack Obama repeatedly voted to raise taxes -- never to cut taxes.

But still, who cares about little things like raising taxes when he's such a great orator?

The most important thing is that 100,000 people like the ones in this video came out to support Obama on Saturday in St. Louis. And I bet every one of them knows just as much about Obama as his supporters in this video. :)

  • Bubbles

    Highest sales tax or income tax?

  • http://www.myspace.com/kymystrys Kymystry

    Exactly @ Bubbles ... SALES tax ... and the VOTERS get to VOTE on raising the sales tax or not ..

    sheesh ... back to my decafe tea and oatmeal ...

  • lexdiamonz

    obama 08 stop the hate!!!

  • Sharonda

    Sales tax???Either way we get taxed out of EVERYTHING.Damn in Montgomery sales tax is 10% and it wasn't like that so hey, I won't be surprised if it raised because I don't even reach for my frappachinos no more.

    But, in a horrible state we in we HAVE to raise taxes.That's just how it goes.Don't know why people don't get it.

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    Let's not EVEN go there..I live in Nebraska and we have got either the highest or damn near when it comes to wheel tax..you gonna pay a high tax on something regardless..no one is safe

  • http://myspace.com/bwcoop Coop

    @Sandi

    We can debate this.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kymystrys Kymystry

    @ Coop .. thats not going to happen ... lol

  • Lala11_7

    I live in Cook County...and that's a GOVERNMENTAL ISSUE...that has NOTHING to do with Obama who is state Senator...

    That's all Mayor Daley and Governor Blagovich...

  • Lala11_7

    I meant...a "COUNTY GOVERNMENTAL ISSUE"...which has to do with Todd Stroger and Mayor Daley...

    Sorry...

  • Naima

    Sandra are you a McCain supporter or do you just like to play devils advocate? If you are a McCain supporter that is your right, but you know those Obama stans are gonna git you.

  • terika83

    Why do you and others insist to make it be about a "cult" like following or to say he has "followers"? Obviously these people support him because he is saying SOMETHING they agree with. You think people just go supporting people who speak of nonsense? Oh yeah, that would be the McCain supporters, which a lot are racist and follow him for that reason alone. SMH.

  • teecee

    SALES TAX IS A LOCAL ISSUES. A SENATOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. IF AMERICA WAS IN SUCH GREAT ECONOMIC SHAPE, THOSE 100,000 PEOPLE WOULD NOT HAV LINED UP TO SEE OBAMA. THEY WOULD HAVE SHOWED UP TO SEE MCCLAME. THERE IS NEVER A NEGATIVE STORY ON MCCAIN OR HIS RACIST SUPPORTERS.

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    hate, hate , hate ...i stay in st. louis ..and it was crazy packed ..it was like something u never seen...it was people there of all different races ...PEOPLE JUST WANT A CHANGE !

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/ERIKAMAGALY hermosa

    Lala11_7 Says:

    I live in Cook County…and that’s a GOVERNMENTAL ISSUE…that has NOTHING to do with Obama who is state Senator…

    That’s all Mayor Daley and Governor Blagovich…
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    I live in Chicago and you are right which makes me feel like Sandra thinks her readers are stupid. Not only does Chicago have the highest sales tax in the country but we also have the highest prices in gas.

    This city has alot of corrupt politicans, and it's gotten worse with Todd Stroger having power!

  • Anna

    teecee Says:

    SALES TAX IS A LOCAL ISSUES. A SENATOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. IF AMERICA WAS IN SUCH GREAT ECONOMIC SHAPE, THOSE 100,000 PEOPLE WOULD NOT HAV LINED UP TO SEE OBAMA. THEY WOULD HAVE SHOWED UP TO SEE MCCLAME. THERE IS NEVER A NEGATIVE STORY ON MCCAIN OR HIS RACIST SUPPORTERS.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Obama can draw crowds of 100,000. McCain was in my city yesterday. The republicians did say that our city is not just "democrats" A whole 7,000 rebublicians showed up.

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    what has bush done but caused us grief ....our men & women are fighting a war that they have no idea what they are fighting for ...

  • Krysi J

    Sandra just give it up...lets just cruise these last 2 weeks out and let the people decide. I mean really, whats done is done now, all you have left to do is vote. There is no use in dissing Obama now...besides he's been endorsed by Collin Powell...thats a big step for him, Collin is a wise dude...who was unfortunately Sect to a shady azz president who convinced him to support a war on mass weapons of destruction...once he found out what he was trully apart of, he was the only one man enough to step down. Now that he has learned from his mistakes he's making a wise and noble decision to help Obama make things right. Its not just the people who want Change Sandra...its EVERY DAMN BODY who want to go back to living normal lives again. Why shouldn't the middle class be as comfortable with their lives as the rich, they may not make as much, but they were managing just fine before the economy crashed. The rich are not affected by the economy and they will not be affected by taxes their just GREEDY!!! Besides how can you talk sh*t about Obama and his plan for taxes if our kids will still be paying of this 700 billion dollar debt that didn't benefit their future in any way....stock Market my AZZ!! We should have payed taxes to give 700 billion dollars to education, healthcare, and people who were trully in need!

  • here4beer

    thank you to my fellow chi ladies for giving the real. Part of the reason our taxes are so high is because we have had a corrupt @ss governor in office for ages. Google Blagojavich. You'll be surprised.

    Obama has been down in Springfield taking care of the state; things like our KidCare insurance plan and pushing for ethanol production since our state grows so much corn. He has no control over what goes on in the city- the Dalys run the city and have since Moses parted the Red Sea.

  • prynsexxx

    #5 said:

    I live in Nebraska.......
    ______________________________________________

    Blk ppl really DO exist in Nebraska!? LOL

    Sandra said:

    Chicago has the highest sales tax 10.25%
    _______________________________________________

    Blame Oprah.

  • brooklynisis
  • ldorisca

    Wow. I am so glad the the SR readers are so insightful and knowledgeable. From reading this post I would have thought as a senator Obama affected the sales tax. I learn something new every day. Thats why I can't repeat anything without looking it up first.

  • dcwife1622

    @Lala and Hermosa
    ______________________________________

    I live in Chicago and when I read this I was like Sandra really never stops.

    She knows nothing about what goes on here. It's Daley spending so much money trying to bring the damn Olympics here and Stroger trying to pay his damn family and making a bigger mess of things than his father. Obama has nothing to do with the damn taxes being 10.25% that was just recently increased. She should stick to TI and Tiny and their marital problems. LOL

    Go Obama! I made phone calls from his headquarters in downtown Chicago this weekend and he really has a great mix of positive people working for him.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/ERIKAMAGALY hermosa

    prynsexxx Says:

    #5 said:

    I live in Nebraska…….
    ______________________________________________

    Blk ppl really DO exist in Nebraska!? LOL

    Sandra said:

    Chicago has the highest sales tax 10.25%
    _______________________________________________

    Blame Oprah.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No, blame Blagovich, Daley and Stroger. Corrupt politicians are running around Chicago rampid.

    And they Mayor Daley wants the Olympics here! As if we had money to throw away at something so foolish.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Whatever. President Obama is still The Man.

  • ChokLitFactory

    Are you serious Sandra? Why are Americans so afraid of taxes?? I for one, would pay more taxes to have a more secure country. Here in Canada, we pay more taxes, but we have proper healthcare and don't have to pay thousands when we visit the hospital! I still don't understand how u guys do it...I guess its very American to be in severe debt..

  • http://www.myspace.com/kymystrys Kymystry

    Choklit .. we are goin to be paying higher taxes ANYWAY .. we just had a 700 gazillion dolla bailout .. that money has to come from SOMEWHERE right ...

  • starr

    Sandra, i know ur not an american citizen, but if ur gonna post stuff about the election, and politics, atleast now how the government works. Know the difference between local governments, know the responsibilites of local government and state government, and so forth. SALES TAX....are you serious.....and you bolded it like it was a good point or somthing....lol

  • starr

    and ppl need to get over taxes, it s part of our life. 700 bil in bailout, mcsame wanna buy ppl mortgage, where do u think the money is coming from. oh, and lets not forget we are fighting two wars.

  • prynsexxx

    #27 said:

    we are fighting two wars.
    _________________________________________

    We are? LOL - did we EVER find out what/who we were fighting/dying for? Did they find Osama? Did they find the weapons of mass destruction? Do they even know anymore.

    The last time somebody listened to a "Bush", they wandered the desert for 40 years.

    I'm just saying.

  • http://myspace.com/briamama Mom of 2 Preemies

    I was one of the 100,000 who went under the Arch to see our future President of the United States. It was an amazing experience. We were so close. He shook my mother's hand. It was awesome, I also took my 7 year old daughter who told me "Thanks mom I will remember this for the rest of my life", I was so proud.

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    I have so many pictures.......OOOOHH it was beautiful to see the melting pot that was down there, young, old, black, white, asian, hispanic and so on. I was crying yall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sharonda

    Has price of gas decreased in any of your areas?Our gas is about to hit 2.25 (in the country areas)

  • essence

    Once again here's another hail mary for repulicans to hit Obama with. Let's go over the facts. You can't show me a state where the Senators have made all the calls and just waved their magic wonds to fix that state there's way more to it. This new revalation of how can Obama go into the White House if he can't even fix the State of Illinois is just bull. I think everybody needs to go back to U.S Government 101 and see how decisions are made within the State Government. I was born and raised in the Chi for 19 yrs and I just left 5 yrs ago and dating back to Govenor Ryan and both Mayor Daleys it's always been pretty corrupt amongest those positions. Yes they are Democrats and they don't make the best decisions so do we blame Obama or those individuals for not taking State first and fixing all the flaws. State taxes are waayyy different from Income taxes because if you wanna go there lets talk about Obama 08 plan to change the U.S and let's get the facts first and stop doing what the Repulican's want you to do which is be stupid and uninformed.

    OBAMA 08" All the way

    Essence from Harvey!!

  • http://myspace.com/dannyblaq dblaq

    To be honest I don't know much of McCain's accomplishments either but the he sides with Bush, that his class rank was 894 of 899 in Naval Academy, that he didn't know that our economy was f**ked up about 1 month or so ago, but now says that he informed people a year ago. I know that McCain only offensive is to go hard on "robocalls" that state he is associating with terrorists when he is employed in a public school system. I know he chose a VP that don't know shyt even though her supporters trying to defend her but the facts are the facts.

    Now towards Obama. I know that his plans are geared towards me not these corporation. If McCain is such a de-regulator, why do we need all this police. We should be able to do what we please as well not only investment companies and banks.

  • imanih

    Sandra he's going to win. Just deal with it sweetie and move on. I would have had to do the same thing if McCain/Palin won. Because @ the end of day like many other conservatives, Republicans, Moderates, Independents, Hillary supporters, and previous Bush/Cheney Supporters, the recognizing has come. Your hearts might be with McCain but when you get in that booth, no matter how much it hurts, your vote is going to Barack Obama. Because you know it's the right thing to do. Just suck it up. Peace and Blessings...

  • Anna

    Sharonda Says:

    Has price of gas decreased in any of your areas?Our gas is about to hit 2.25 (in the country areas)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I live in Northwest Ohio and gas is $2.35 but that is just some stations. Average is $2.55

  • http://www.myspace.com/kymystrys Kymystry

    it's averaging 2.69 here in A T (HEL)L

  • toosexy

    @sharonda and anna

    dang , birmingham, al they killing us it's still 2.95!

  • 2dapoint

    Let me first say..Big up Obama!!
    Sandra i will give u the benefit of the doubt and say u are playin the advocate and wanting feedback.. i would hope u are not that simple minded. it baffles me to see people go out of there way to find negative press on Obama or try to say we are voting for him because he is black.. would all this be going on if Colin Powell would have run like the republicans wanted him too.. would u have said half the things u say. Jurasic John has horrible politics and economic strategy.. voted for Bush on everything that cross the table..picked a UNQUALIFIED woman to sway voters because Barack didn't go with Hillary. Yet u persist on finding negativity. Watching the debates haven't shown u or studying there plans... I mean if you look at there plans for healthcare alone and have common sense you know who wants the rich to get rich and leave the poor and average in the dust. In the words of the ending to Do The Right Thing... WWWWWWAAAAAAAKKKKKKKEEEEEEE UUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/ERIKAMAGALY hermosa

    37toosexy Says:

    @sharonda and anna

    dang , birmingham, al they killing us it’s still 2.95!
    ________________________________________________________

    Here in Chicago, it just went down to 3.30. By the end of the week, it'll be up to 3.85. This is lowest it's been so we, in chicago, are happy about this!

  • http://myspace.com/sfh50millionpounds mj

    Sandra, you are a trip!

  • vee105105

    I know one thing, McCain don't give a shit about your rusty, black ass! What is it like to be a black person in the Republican KKK Party, Sandra. When they put a noose around your stupid, black ass neck don't go calling for Jessie Jackson, Okay! Snap out of it girl, there is nothing wrong with being black, BLACK POWER! YOU ARE SO BRAINWASHED!
    LEAVE THAT CRACK COCAINE ALONE! YOU SOUND JUST PLAIN STUPID!
    COLIN POWELL PROVED THAT HE HAS NOT BEEN BRAINWASHED. HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT KICK ASS! HA! HA! HA! We got this! Sandra, you are still a NIGGER to them,YOUR REPBLICAN FRIENDS. OKAY!
    GO OBAMA GO!

  • vee105105

    THAT'S EASY, ALL THEY HAD TO SAY WAS THAT THEY DON'T WANT THAT AIRHEAD SARAH PALIN TO BE IN CHARGE OF NOTHING! MCCAIN WAS HIGH WHEN HE ELECTED THAT RETARDED BITCH! THAT CRAZY BITCH TALKING ABOUT A PRO-AMERICA AND A ANTI-AMERICA.
    WHO WANTS THIS SILLY HEFFA NEAR A RED BUTTON! SHE WENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND ENDED UP LOOKING EVEN MORE LIKE A DAMN FOOL! "I CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM MY BACKDOOR" YOU GOT TO BE DAMN KIDDING! SARAH PALIN, VP MAYBE PRESIDENT-I'M SCREAMING RIGHT NOW! A PURE FUCKING JOKE!
    A BUNCH OF RACIST, DIVIDING, BLACK HATING, LYING, CROOKED ASS REPUBICANS & DUMB ASS SARAH PALIN!
    SAVE US OBAMA FROM THESE RETARDED ASS WHITE FOLKS!

  • vee105105

    Sarah Palin has no foreign affairs experience at all. The only reason she got selected for Mccain's running mate because she gave him the best blow job he has ever had. I bet Sarah was snorting coke when Mccain was knocking at her front door, talking about wait a minute. I fell the hell out when the crazy bitch started winking her eye during the VP debate. I was like what the hell did that crazy bitch just do. Sarah Palin, a hot ass mess is not going to get her retarded ass in that white house near no red buttons! "I CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM MY BACKDOOR".

  • vee105105

    Sarah Palin was making Mccain feel so good (they probably was fucking & getting high together)that he forgot to interview the woman. Sarah came in the door with "The Troopergate Scandal", a pregnant 16 yr old daughter. Her IQ=00. The Gov of a state where don't nobody do shit because it is too cold. She prefers to be a regular on SAturday Night Live. She's mean too, Sarah Palin had the audacity to call Obama, A Terrorist! This is just how desperate this bitch wants a white house check. PEOPLE PLEASE VOTE NOT TO LET THIS WOMAN INTO THE WHITE HOUSE. MCCAIN & SARAH PALIN ARE BOTH SOME CRAZY ASS WHITE FOLKS! VOTE OBAMA, SOMEONE THAT ACTS LIKE AN ADULT!

  • DMNB

    Does it really matter, we will never know as much as we would like about Obama or McCain. Oh ya, I still don't know anything a Palin.

  • stefany

    I know one thing, McCain don’t give a **** about your rusty, black ass! What is it like to be a black person in the Republican KKK Party, Sandra. When they put a noose around your stupid, black ass neck don’t go calling for Jessie Jackson, Okay! Snap out of it girl, there is nothing wrong with being black, BLACK POWER! YOU ARE SO BRAINWASHED!
    ***********************************************************
    @VEE105105

    Know you didn't! lol!

    The Obama hate is outrageous isn't it?

  • mrswatson

    WOW...Well I was in that crowd, in the front on Saturday here in St. Louis...and was just accepted to attend Temple University Graduate School College of Liberal Arts for
    Political Science..but you're right Sandra, we sat in the crowd and knew nothing...You need to wake up. I am a former Republican that voted for a Democrat for the FIRST time in the primary. Why? Because it makes sense! Obama cannot do any worse that Bush/Cheney did the last 8 years. I could debate all day, go over plans and policies, but I am sure you have heard it all before..and yet you choose to make ignorant comments