by Fred Lowery

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Change Your Heart - Part 2 (2 of 2)
Fred Lowery
October 19, 2008

I invited Joe the plumber this morning. He couldn't accept it but I wanted him to be here if he could. But that is the buzzword for this election is the word change. And it's been, it started I guess back in the eighties. The 1988 election that word was used seventy times. Then in 1992 it was used 557 times and Bill Clinton actually used the word ten times in his acceptance speech at the convention. But then of course in 2008 it is on track to be used 7800 times. So both candidates are talking about change. But in my opinion the mere promise of unidentified change is not enough of a reason to elect one president and leader of the free world. I'm sure this is not news to you but I do not want you to believe that the kind of changes that either one of the presidents are promising will actually come true. Do you know that? I mean there are all kinds of promises and they change all the time but do you understand that Carter, and Nixon and Reagan and Bush and Clinton and W all promised to make sure that we became less dependent on foreign oil. Every one of them promised that all the way back to the eighties and our dependence is even greater. So don't get your hopes up that all those promises are going to come true. The main thing is that you let God lead you because I'm telling you to me the Republicans and the Democrats have both become spend and tax and it just gets bigger and bigger and bigger. And the average person you know thirty or thirty five percent of your income goes to taxes and then when you add all the other taxes it's probably about fifty percent of tax that the middle class deals with in this country. You know what I'm talking about. You get up and have your first cup of coffee in the morning and you pay sales tax. Also for the food you eat and the clothes you wear. Then you go out in the garage and get in the car and you pay an auto tax. On your way to work you st ...

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