Conflict permeates the world that we live in. It is present in every country, in the range of small-scale to large-scale. On the micro level, conflict occurs all the time between as little as two people. Bartering in a market place, arguing over a final grade, and yelling at the car that just cut you off are a few small ways that conflict exists. On a larger scale, wars occur among and between the nations of the world. In fact, there are wars going on in several continents as I type this.
[...] I understand that most people with a low income don't choose to be poor. But that is due to other flaws in the system; taxes are not the problem. Evenly distributed tax cuts are consistent with this American financial philosophy. Conveniently, the tax plan I proposed falls in the middle ground of Obama and McCain's plans. I believe that if the two of them were to sit down and work out a new plan, they would come to an idea similar [...]
[...] An annual income of $161,000-227,000 per year would see, on average, a 1.9 percent decrease in their taxes. On the other end, income of less than $18,981 for a household means an average of 5.5 percent of taxes cut. ("Obama and McCain," 2008). Logically, this plan also has strong points. The people who are suffering the most get a break in their taxes, while those who can deal with it more easily would take the bigger brunt of the load. [...]
[...] Cries of Obama being a socialist could be heard from McCain supporters. They claimed his plan went against the very basis of capitalism, which is one of the core aspects of America. Obama supporters attacked McCain for tending to the rich, and claimed he would be just like another “four years of Bush”. It can be argued that of all the issues, tax plans caused the most division among Americans during the election. The conflicting theories of their plans served to divide the rich and poor into conflict. [...]
[...] The theories of conflict resolution and negotiation tell us that an objective, third-person view needs to be taken during conflict. This stance allows people to see the needs and wants of both parties. This type of viewpoint will almost always lead to a mutual agreement. The outcomes of conflict tend to shape our world, in ways both large and small. Interpersonal conflict affects people's relationships. If not resolved, the conflict can end a friendship or relationship. When successfully negotiated, conflict can serve to strengthen the bonds that make up these relationships. [...]
[...] Obama did not offer retaliation (“Transcript of Second”, 2008). In the third debate, McCain began the attack by again mentioning that Obama's plan would harm small businesses. He used the famous the Plumber” figure, saying that Joe would be less likely to buy a plumbing business once he took a look at Obama's tax plan. McCain then says this goes against the “American Dream”. Obama retorted by again saying that 98 percent of small businesses make less than $250,000, as well as once again attack McCain tending to the rich. [...]
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