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Five Most Important Issues To You This Election  
User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

CNN has an interesting chart that shows where the candidates stand on each issue (17 listed - with some of them overlapping issues, IMO).

In case anyone can't get the link (and I wouldn't know why - it's CNN, but you never know) - the list goes: Abortion, Economic stimulus, Education, Energy, Environment, Free Trade, Guns, Health Care, Homeland Security, Housing, Immigration, Iran, Iraq, Same-sex marriage, Social Security, Stem Cell Research and Taxes.

Pick out the 5 most important to you from that list and briefly why, along w/your 1 most overrated. To me, they are . . .

Abortion - give the kids a voice.

Guns - it's our 2nd amendment right, plain and simple.

Immigration - our borders aren't really borders anymore, are they? I'd say Iraq, but we have to close the backdoor 1st.

Same-sex marriage - Social boundaries must be defined.

Taxes - who's going to stick it to us the least?

Overrated - Environment - We're not hurting the planet so badly.

By the end of this thread, we might at least have an idea what the most pressing issues are to the most amount of people. Please remain civil, if though you may completely (and, perhaps angrily) disagree with choices and reasons. Debate's ok here, in the form of civil disagreement at most.

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1721 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
Abortion - give the kids a voice.

You mean give the kids a choice?
If a teenage girl or any woman gets pregnant, she should be able to have an abortion. It should be between her and her doctor. Keep it safe, sanitary and legal.

Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
Guns - it's our 2nd amendment right, plain and simple.

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Important issues to me.
Health care, particularly for the poor
Education
Jobs
Improving relations with other nations tarnished by the Bush administration
Strengthening the US Dollar
Getting out of Iraq



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1720 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
Abortion - give the kids a voice.

Unfortunately thats a major voting point for people. I don't care what side of the fence people are on, it should be a non-governmental issue. It's a private issue between a woman and her doctor.

Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
Same-sex marriage - Social boundaries must be defined.

Same as above. I don't think it's the governments duty to tell it's citizens who can and can't marry. Unfortunately the Republican party is becoming more "Christian" and more concerned with God than this countries own people.


For me my top concerns are

1. Military. I want more support for National Guard and Reserve Troops, more benefits for soldiers and their families, and better housing. I would also like a President who would let the commanders over their do their job.

2. 2nd Amendment. Don't dare try and take my guns away!! I think we should develop a national concealed carry course and have a universal permit so I can take my gun with me to every state, same laws apply. ( I'm dreaming I know)

3. Immigration reform. I'm all about letting them come here and work, but LEGALLY. Take the ones who are here now and ship their asses back. After seeing some videos on the internet, I have no sympathy especially for the Mexican illegals.

4. Taxes. I'm sick of paying them. Period.

5. International policy. We need someone who is tough, yet can smooze the daylights out of someone. GW sure wasn't it.


User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Healthcare
High-school education
Strengthening the $
Reducing our dependency to oil
More diplomacy-oriented foreign policy


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1682 times:

Military/GWOT: Support it.

Guns: Support 2A as an individual right.

Homeland Security: Support it

National Health Care: System needs attention/overhaul

Immigration: Stop illegals.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1680 times:

1. Military/GWOT- Fully support it.

2. Guns- Come and get mine, if you dare.

3. Illegal immigration- send them all back, then seal the boarders.

4. Economy/Taxes- Fix the economy and lower the taxes, make Bush's tax cuts permanent.

5. Social Security- It's my money the crooks in Washington spent, now they need to fix it, and fix it now.


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1673 times:

Most over-rated issues that are really non-issues: Immigration. Non-starter. Just populist hate.

Fix:

Iraqmire

Energy

Health Care

Tax Reform

Education

Basically I look at the 5 above issues as an all in 1 issue.... Economic. Our economic well being needs to be reformed via better education (which doesn't necessarily mean more money), reforms to our energy policy to SUBSTANTIALLY rid us of our need for fossil fuel, health care & tax reform so employers can concentrate on running their companies effectively without massive health care bills. Phase-ins of value added tax to replace income tax. A solid move away from adding miles of additional freeways to fix our existing ones and add effective mass transit options. Encourage cities financially to keep low growth footprints to their metro areas. If we fundamentally change these things many of the other issues go away.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8153 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1655 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 6):
Most over-rated issues that are really non-issues: Immigration. Non-starter. Just populist hate.

Your other positions are reasoned and sensible but this is just mind-boggling. By what measure does immigration not fall under consideration as an economic issue??



If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1648 times:



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 7):
Your other positions are reasoned and sensible but this is just mind-boggling. By what measure does immigration not fall under consideration as an economic issue??

I'm saying the impact immigration is having on you (the average individual) is next to nil. If you fix the tax code and health care issues, the "negatives" many love to spew about immigration disappear.

Immigration issues is simply hate/fear mongering by vested interests to keep you (average voter) distracted from the real topics at hand. Is drunk driving a problem? Sure, you bet. Is a "big" problem that needs the Federal Govt to step in to solve, and a politico to spend his/her political capital on? Nope. Immigration is the same thing.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8153 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1643 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 8):
If you fix the tax code and health care issues, the "negatives" many love to spew about immigration disappear.

You make it sound simple to do so when it's not. And you completely forgot to mention wage depression and an unofficial preference for illegal labor with certain exploitative industries. I don't buy it one bit.



If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1639 times:



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 9):
You make it sound simple to do so when it's not. And you completely forgot to mention wage depression and an unofficial preference for illegal labor with certain exploitative industries. I don't buy it one bit.

I never said it was "simple". The thread was about top issues. It's not like any of those issues can be "fixed" overnight or even within one Presidential term.

"Wage depression"? Has your personal wages been cut / "depressed"? I'm not sure what industry you are in, so am curious if you have felt this issue first hand, directly.


User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Homeland security

Long term tax relief

Improving the Military

Immigration

Stabalizing the economy.

These are the things that are most important to me, and what I think this country needs to improve upon vastly.


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

If you feel like clarifying, I'd be interested.

Quoting AAce24 (Reply 11):
Homeland security

What does this mean to you? Unfortunately it has become a buzz word for many groups these days, so I honestly don't know what you think should/shouldn't be done.

Quoting AAce24 (Reply 11):
Improving the Military

Likewise with this. Is that more money for the military? Less war & engagements? More veterans help? All of that?


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1606 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 12):
Likewise with this. Is that more money for the military? Less war & engagements? More veterans help? All of that?

All of the above, minus less war. If there is peace, fine, but there isn't any in certain places at the moment.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 12):
What does this mean to you? Unfortunately it has become a buzz word for many groups these days, so I honestly don't know what you think should/shouldn't be done.

Getting the proper equipment and training for the proper people.


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1603 times:



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 13):
All of the above, minus less war. If there is peace, fine, but there isn't any in certain places at the moment.

That makes sense. I always have been against the Iraq mess and still am. I was in favor of Afghanistan. However, I wanted to pour resources into Afghanistan. Troops and reconstruction. If we were going to "build a beacon to democracy" I thought Afghanistan should have been it. It was/is a small enough country that it was doable. The stark comparisons could then be clearly shown of a free, democratic, nation vs. one under Soviet rule, or radical religious rule. Instead, we did Afghanistan "on the cheap". Now, the Taliban rule much of the countryside, and the US is losing the backing of the people slowly, day by day.

Also, as much as I was against Iraqmire and voiced my opinion loud and clear, but when we went anyway I was the biggest supporter of sending 1/2 million men. Overwhelming force. But alas, we didn't do that either.

I have spent a fair amount of time in central and South America. I see so many remnants of sloppy, dysfunctional US policies and involvement strategies there, so it's easier to understand why some are bitter towards the US.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

1. Economy
2. The Iraq mess
3. Health Care affordability- single payer system and you still have a choice of where you want to go.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 6):
Most over-rated issues that are really non-issues: Immigration. Non-starter. Just populist hate.

Agree, and most people don't realize that immigration isn't just with Mexico, we have a member of our HOA board that has overstayed his student visa that expired in 1994 and he is from Germany.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 14):
I was in favor of Afghanistan. However, I wanted to pour resources into Afghanistan. Troops and reconstruction. If we were going to "build a beacon to democracy" I thought Afghanistan should have been it. It was/is a small enough country that it was doable.

One would think so, but no outside power has ever won in Afghanistan. Did you see the movie Charlie Wilson's War, this is exactly was he wanted to do, but President RR was against it.


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

There's actually issues in this election  eyepopping  , so far all I've seen is mud slinging, backstabbing, and out and out lying. And we haven't even decided who is going to actually run yet.

People wonder why Britney or American Idol holds such interest for the majority of the population, when the disgusting display(that passes for electioneering) drags on for so long.

Just my  twocents 

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Economy- Without the economy nothing else matters. There will be no funding for anything else.

Health Care- I believe that Americans should have comprehensive health care and we should regulate the drug industry so that we don't have to pay so much for the same drugs available in Canada for half the price. We also need to put a cap on doctor's liability. Some doctors refuse to give birth to babies now because they lose so much money from lawsuits. The most evil entity in the world is medical insurance and if the government is paying for it, rest assured they will put them in line.

FAA Users Fees- I will not vote for a president who will support general aviation user fees.

Oil Alternative Research- Time to stop giving all of the Saudi's money to buy our corporations and lives. Time to help the environment. Time to help with gas prices. Bush actually contributed quite a bit of funding 1.3 billion? toward hydrogen research but more drastic measures need to be done.


Hannah Montana ticket prices- WTF does a man have to do to get good tickets?  Wink


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1574 times:



Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 17):
FAA Users Fees- I will not vote for a president who will support general aviation user fees.

I'm unfamiliar with this topic. Would you happen to have a quick link to pros/cons side of the debate?

I only fly as a passenger regularly for business, so don't pay attention to general aviation for the most part.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1571 times:



Quoting Lobster (Reply 2):
I don't care what side of the fence people are on, it should be a non-governmental issue. It's a private issue between a woman and her doctor.

Err. How does that work. You don't care what side of the fence people are on, but they should believe your opinion?  Smile Really, abortion is not a key issue for me but I see both sides of the argument as valid.

I forgot to mention Immigration.

Apparently Evilforce isn't aware that over 15 billion dollars of our economy is sent out of our country with remittences. Apparently he is not aware that they do not pay income taxes. Apparently he is not aware that immigrants are killed by the illegal trafficking with coyotes. Apparently he is not aware that illegals are exploited by businesses and individuals. Apparently he is not aware that the number of crimes committed by illegals who leave afterwards is substantial. Apparently he is not aware that illegal immigration keeps the wages of legal Americans decreased. Apparently he is not aware that it is flooding our healthcare system with people who are not able to pay. Some hospitals in southern Arizona have shut down their maternity wards because illegals were crossing over just to have babies (who are then naturalized) and then cross back over with not intention of paying. Apparently he isn't aware that millions of people are waiting to come to the US from Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa but they are not allowed to because the jobs are already taken by illegal immigrants.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A HUGE PROBLEM

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 6):
Most over-rated issues that are really non-issues: Immigration. Non-starter. Just populist hate.

Perhaps you should come down from North Carolina to Arizona or Southern California for awhile. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 19):
15 billion dollars of our economy is sent out of our country with remittences.

So? The American economy (GDP) is $ 13 trillion. That's what; 0.11% of our economy? How much of that money comes back as imports/exports anyway? 1/3? Our import/exports with Mexico totaled over $ 350 billion per year in 2007. (Source: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/top/dst/current/balance.html ) Any idea how many remittences American expats abroad send home?

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 19):
Apparently he is not aware that they do not pay income taxes.

Neither does Wesley Snipes. Or Leona Helmsley. Or Willie Nelson. Many illegal immigrants are using "fake" social security numbers and EIN #s. So they pay their payroll taxes, and the government turns a blind eye to it, knowing these are fake accounts.

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 19):
Apparently he is not aware that illegal immigration keeps the wages of legal Americans decreased.

How so? Have you had your own, personal wages cut because of immigration somehow? I will also assume that you have never, ever, even once, hired someone as a day laborer, a landscaper or lawn helper, cleaning service, or other type job without checking their identity papers and immigration status?

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 19):
Apparently he is not aware that it is flooding our healthcare system with people who are not able to pay.

Many people aren't paying. Why are they a bigger concern?

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 19):
Some hospitals in southern Arizona have shut down their maternity wards because illegals were crossing over just to have babies (who are then naturalized) and then cross back over with not intention of paying.

Can your provide a link for this claim? Also, as a side note, a baby born on US soil is a citizen, with the full rights of American citizenship bestowed upon it. If you have a "problem" with this, you'll have to change the US Constitution to change it.

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 19):
Apparently he isn't aware that millions of people are waiting to come to the US from Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa but they are not allowed to because the jobs are already taken by illegal immigrants.

Illegal immigration from Mexico has nothing to do with how our State Dept./INS hands out immigration limits to other countries.

I never said the situation was ideal or even desirable. I don't like my ice cream getting freezer burnt. I hate the big pothole 2 blocks down the street from me. I think people wasting money on the lottery is a scam. I could list on and on what I think should be fixed or changed. But none of these examples merit much mental energy. Illegal immigration is the same thing. A big to do over nothing.

I assure you, a divorce, disabling accident, or layoff due to a merger is the average person's largest financial train-wreck that could happen if one isn't prepared, yet we don't get too worked up about that do we?

[Edited 2008-01-31 09:29:58]

User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Education: Everything else is rather pointless if we produce ignorant schleps to run it all. And I don't mean just passing more students. I mean actually insuring they are educated. Yes, this means testing.

Guns: Anyone surprised?

Immigration: Lock it down and reform it. Bring people into that nation, but make sure they are part of the system when they come in.

Taxes: I would like to see the nation switch to a flat tax or a consumption tax instead of the convulted tax code we currently have.

Energy: We need to focus on developing energy independance and future energy technologies. That means building windmill farms and modern technology nuclear reactors. This will involve pissing off some NIMBYs but it needs doing.


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1548 times:



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 21):
Guns: Anyone surprised?

Guns? As an election issue? Guns aren't going anywhere. Is there a single candidate even talking about gun control issues?

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My gut feel on the abortion / guns debate is to put the two groups into a big room, let the pro-abortion people suck the brains out of the gun nuts, and let the gun nuts shoot the pro-abortionists so we can finally get rid of these two single issue blocs of voters. Then perhaps the rest of us can move on with other more pressing issues. Abortion isn't going anywhere, and neither is gun control. Accept it, deal with it, move on.


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1543 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 22):
Guns? As an election issue? Guns aren't going anywhere. Is there a single candidate even talking about gun control issues?

Well yes. Both Hillary and Obama have clearly indicated that they want more strict gun laws which would include a re-institution of the '94 AWB.. and in Obamas case, outlawing all semi-automatic firearms.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Ok. I'm not wanting to derail this thread so this is my last response on this issue.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 20):
Our import/exports with Mexico totaled over $ 350 billion per year in 2007. (Source: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/top/dst/current/balance.html ) Any idea how many remittences American expats abroad send home?

What does that have to do with illegal untaxed labor being sent out of the country?

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 20):
Neither does Wesley Snipes. Or Leona Helmsley. Or Willie Nelson. Many illegal immigrants are using "fake" social security numbers and EIN #s. So they pay their payroll taxes, and the government turns a blind eye to it, knowing these are fake accounts.

Errr. Wesley Snipes will be in prison soon as was Leona. Willie was broke for quite awhile as well. Remember Capone? So they pay social security. Hmmm.

Take a look at your last check and tell me which was the greater reduction? SS or federal and state income tax? The deficit of not paying federal and state taxes FAR outweighs the paid social security.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 20):
How so? Have you had your own, personal wages cut because of immigration somehow? I will also assume that you have never, ever, even once, hired someone as a day laborer, a landscaper or lawn helper, cleaning service, or other type job without checking their identity papers and immigration status?

Yes. I have worked jobs in the past that were paid at minimum wage because there is such a large supply of cheap labor. I have worked a graveyard night cleaning job. I have worked landscape. I have worked cleaning aircraft with a contractor who was paid under the table. It trickles up as well. If there are less of these "under the table" jobs available to legitimate workers, that means that there will be more unemployed legitimate workers fighting for the same minimum wage jobs.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 20):

Many people aren't paying. Why are they a bigger concern?

This is a red herring number one. Secondly the percentage of illegals not paying is higher than the others.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 20):
Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 19):
Some hospitals in southern Arizona have shut down their maternity wards because illegals were crossing over just to have babies (who are then naturalized) and then cross back over with not intention of paying.

Can your provide a link for this claim?

More than just a link.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-05-17-arizona-mexicans_x.htm

Along the border from Chula Vista, Calif., to Brownsville, Texas, U.S. hospitals serve as a medical safety net for undocumented immigrants and residents of northern Mexico. Each year, their care costs American medical centers, consumers and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. During 2002, 38 Arizona medical centers surveyed by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association reported losses on foreign-national patients of $153 million.

-
Dickson says some pregnant women from Naco used to cross the border after going into labor, obtaining the best medical care plus citizenship for a newborn child.

That's no longer a problem because financial losses forced Copper Queen to close its maternity ward.



Illegal immigration is a disgusting thing in the US. I see it two ways. Firstly the illegals are taken advantage by coyotes, employers, and the US government. They are killed, extorted, afraid to report crimes, made to live in terrible circumstances, and are living in a hostile government.

The US citizens are being ripped off too. The millions of illegals flood the job market (as I have pointed out, even the lowest of low job markets being saturated effects every job all the way to the top), placing strain on our prison and hospital systems, and creating an underworld of crime where if someone does something, they merely just go back home.

The ones who benefit are the Corporations and Mexico. The revenue from illegal immigrants sending money to Mexico is 2nd in revenue besides their oil industry. The Mexican government has and never will want illegal immigration to stop. It is a cash cow for them. Some of the Mexican municipalities have even produced guides to help them come over. I remember one mayor in the Yucatan defending this because the money sent back allowed them to build a new church. Our corporations and people who utilize illegal immigrants want to do so because they can exploit them with long hours, low wages, and no health care.

The government is FINALLY realizing how terrible this problem is. They have allowed it to happen for a long time. It is time to shut down the businesses that hire illegals. It will allow legal immigrants to come and be protected by the Department of Labor, to make decent wages, to have healthcare, and to possibly achieve citizenship. It will destroy the seedy underworld that has been growing in the US.


25 Fumanchewd : I guess it isn't that big up there. Perhaps you should see it here, then you might get an idea of how severe the situation is.
26 AirCop : Here is Arizona, we have a idiot Republican member of the State House that has gotten measures on the ballot and passed that deal with illegal immigr
27 EvilForce : Rather than derail this thread with an immigration thread, I'll just start one for that topic specifically and expand on my thoughts of why it's not a
28 Post contains images Superfly : Now if there is any issues that is "over rated" it's certainly the immigration issue. Big business is very happy with the current immigration situati
29 PSA53 : Agree with those points along with cleaning out the banking systems and CEO exit compensations plans which seems to award them for running a company
30 Post contains images Confuscius : That's basically a Republican issue. Hispanics, the Right's new bogeyman. Now to more important issues... YES on: 1. Prop 94 2. Prop 95 3. Prop 96 4.
31 Cfalk : Top Priority: Reducing the bureacracy, the taxes and paperwork the government forces on individuals and businesses, who make the country work. Unfortu
32 Superfly : Thanks Confuscius! I wasn't sure how I was going to vote on those Props until now. The only problem I have with those Indian casinos here in Californ
33 767Lover : Actually, my biggest issue is one that isn't presented here--and that is the ineffectiveness and irresponsibility demonstrated by Congress. We have la
34 Elite : 1) Fix the economy and strengthen the US dollar once again 2) Immigration - secure our borders, do not grant legal citizenship to any illegal immigran
35 Aaron747 : Glad you're not running for anything. Care to explain what kind of reasoning you have employed to support banning civil unions? Use force against Ira
36 EvilForce : How can a President (any President) "fix" the economy? As far as "strengthening" the US Dollar your #5 desire precludes that from happening any time
37 Duff44 : 1) Iraq I feel the war in Iraq has gone on too long. I have heard this administration say "until the job is done". What will constitute that? Once tha
38 RwSEA : 1) Restoring America's image in the world. 2) Not sacrificing our environment for short-term corporate wealth. 3) Ensuring that everyone has access to
39 L-188 : Yup, who would have thunk it? Not really, because the ones that are pushing for gun control know it is a loosing issue for them, it is part of the re
40 Bhill : Funny thing us Americans..did you know that more registered voters watched the Superbowl than voted in the last Presidential Election? In 2004 The Nie
41 Post contains images Dc10s2hnl : Exactly! (I don't understand why so many people are so short-sighted in this day in age... ADD?) Umm... shouldn't our concentration and the money be
42 TedTAce : For me it's really simple: Who is going to get all those greedy lying bastards (on both sides of the isle) out of Washington DC? As long as this gover
43 Redngold : 1. Honesty 2. Honesty 3. Honesty 4. Honesty 5. Honesty Sorely lacking from most politics and politicians these days; at least give it to me straight s
44 EvilForce : But every time a candidate is open and honest, or shows their real personality they get blasted, beat down, and punished for doing so. American voter
45 NKP S2 : 1) Illegal immigration 2) Economy: Present form of what is in essence a functional plutocracy, is unsustainable and will lead to lead to much unrest,
46 Post contains images Redngold : Well, I think Bush was honest in 2004 when he said, the day before the election, "It comes down to who you trust." And look - he won...
47 StasisLAX : Here's this Libertarian's top 5 issues for this election - 1. Immediate end to the occupation of Iraq. We have chased non-existent weapons of mass des
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