I am not an economist. So this is simply my gut feelings coming out, they may be naive, they are admittedly idealistic.
I see absolutely no problem with people who wish to improve their financial wellbeing, to become millionaires, or even multi multi millionaires. The fact is however, for every 100,000 people who actually wish this to happen, about 1 actually achieves it. That in itself is absolutely no reason for that 1 person to be punished. If anything they should be rewarded.
However, the reality is that that person already has been rewarded, with the money they made. The claim that Obama is taking the incentive out of being richer, is absolutely ridiculous.
It makes obvious sense that if a richer employer becomes richer, he is able to create more jobs for poorer people. This increases the net wealth of everyone. As the poorer employees provide a service, they enrich the richer employee. Right?
Nevertheless, anyone who is sitting in the "richer employer" bracket, or the multi millionaire bracket (whether in cash or capital) is not in the least bit representative of how the other 98% of the population of America, UK, Ireland, etc etc actually live their lives. The issue is of balance. The balance currently favours the wealthy, not the vast majority of the population. There are in some respects legitimate reasons for this, but yes, you do sound greedy when you cry about your wallet. A rich person complaining about their bottom line is a serious rolleye for the majority of people. And no, I'm not a socialist, I do however find it ridiculous when I see wealthy people I know, appear completely and utterly deluded to the average reality complaining about their "poorness". It's actually sickening.
Take the housing market, and the position of young first time buyers, as an example of why sympathy for the wealthier, older people is legitimately non existant.
Obama's plans may cut down your overall profit, but given that your overall profit is still many times larger than the average person, I don't really see how the average person is going to give a shit. Especially if they can barely afford to fill their gas tank or pay their mortgage on their shitty house.
Not everyone has the means to go from zero to millionaire. Very few do. (this is a fact. Some people are hard workers at menial jobs and aren't very smart, some people are just lazy) Some people are capable. And they will become richer if they want.
Obama is not a socialist, the very assumption is truly ridiculous. Risible in fact. He may eat into the profit of the lucky few a little, but the absolute vast majority of people would be better off under an Obama presidency than a McCain one.
People especially loathe big business, oil companies etc. The fact that Exxon can make 12 billion dollars profit a quarter is nothing more than legalised daylight robbery of the rest of the population. And that is a fact.
I can understand why already incredibly well off people wouldn't like Obama, yet I find it pretty sickening that your already bulging wallets are more important to you than the ethical considerations for the future direction of the USA, which have been well and truly shattered in the last 8 years, and run the danger of being further destroyed in the next 4 if McCain is to be President. It's already possibly beyond quick repair. 4 more years will make that a certainty.
I find it hard to understand that anyone who would vote for McCain has anything other than a "me-first, fuck the rest of all y'all" mentality. Which is fair enough. It's your life. Doesn't necessarily make you a good person in a lot of peoples eyes, but hey, you didn't give a shit about them anyway. Not many millionaires make their millions without fucking a lot of people over.
I don't resent wealthy people, hell I want to be one when I'm older! I respect someone who can make their way. I also can't take seriously the concerns of someone who's simply detached from reality in regards to what its actually like to not be looking at reality from the perspective of sitting on top of a mountain of gold. You're not greedy, just out of touch (which is fine, you've made your millions, that's to be expected - but it's not the same for the vast majority as it is for you)
Meh, I'm rambling, so I'll stop now. Hopefully Obama will win.