To make progress you must lay the groundwork and fulfill due diligence needs. Parents try to position their children to do better than they have; credit union boards and management try to provide members with what they want and need while anticipating what they will want and need in the future.

The two presidential candidates have outlined their solutions for the ailing American economy. Republican candidate John McCain wants tax cuts and reduced government spending among other things. Barack Obama wants to increase the tax on the wealthy while lowering that of the middle class and provide foreclosure relief. I think many can see why either side of the coin is reasonable, even if you don’t agree with it; neither is perfect but both are well-researched. McCain and Obama have done their due diligence.

The candidates outlined their positions to attract voters to their particular points of view to achieve something greater professionally than they already have: to move from Capitol Hill to the White House. They are laying the foundation for what they believe will create a better nation.

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