I cast my vote today which included a vote for the president. Judging from my earlier post, you can accurately guess that I voted for Romney.
However, I have realized that it would be to my own financial best interest if Obama was elected. Let me explain. I work in banking and I'm commission based. The lower interest rates have greatly increased my income. I think that if Obama is elected, the economy will remain in trouble and thus, the interest rates will remain low. If Romney is elected, I'm confident that the economy will have a faster turn around and interest rates will increase which will lead to a lower income for myself.
I realized this prior to voting but I still couldn't vote for Obama because this out of control spending needs to stop. My Lil Punk's generation will be stuck paying it back.
I talked to my best friend about this today. She is a devout Christian and Republican. She told me that her job may be in jeopardy if Romney is elected. She is an addiction counselor. Much of the funding for her program and many programs like it rely on federal funding. She voted for Romney knowing that it may jeopardize her job if he was elected because he is likely to cut much of the federal funding for diffferent programs.
Have you ever had to deal with making a decision between what you feel is the right thing to do and what may benefit you financially in the long term?