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What issue is most important to you in this election?

Mopeder 2012/05/14 23:54:25
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  • aherbert 2012/05/14 23:58:53
    Jobs
    aherbert
    +7
    I want to say all of them ... but I will say the main issue is REAL jobs ... I want Green Jobs and Manufacturing; Construction jobs to fix America infrastructure.... these are real jobs that will boost our economy.

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  • Simmeri... Razorey... 2012/05/15 10:39:39
    Simmering Frog
    Again, income inequality is not a problem. Redistribution of wealth is. They tried to make everyone equal in the USSR. They only ended up making everyone equally miserable. I'm right. You're wrong. END OF STORY!
  • Razorey... Simmeri... 2012/05/15 16:19:48
    Razoreye001
    well if I'm wrong on everything why do you bother to continue to debate me?
  • Cleaver62 Simmeri... 2012/05/15 19:41:57
    Cleaver62
    You are 100% wrong. Any 100 level economics class could show you that.
  • Cleaver62 Simmeri... 2012/05/15 19:39:55
    Cleaver62
    That is the life we are being forced to live since Reagan took the caps off what CEO compensation should be. Our wages have gone down since 1980 instead of going up. Inflation has continued so we buy less. We buy less so the economy slows down. The economy slows down and people get laid off so the economy slows down further.
  • Gimmedap Razorey... 2012/05/15 01:43:25
    Gimmedap
    +1
    I love Ted! "If Americans want to live the American dream, they should go to Denmark."
  • Stix Razorey... 2012/05/15 03:00:22 (edited)
    Stix
    about 30% of those that we call poor are in the top 10% five years later and many of the rich wind up poor in that same time period....I believe pretty much in what he says but I completely disagree with his solution.
  • Razorey... Stix 2012/05/15 03:16:00
    Razoreye001
    what paper said that?
  • Cleaver62 Simmeri... 2012/05/15 19:37:15
    Cleaver62
    The US has the largest income gap between the wealty and the working poor of any industrialized country. And that includes Mexico. The concentration of wealth at the top in NOT a good thing. It takes money out of the economy at a time when money needs to be put into the economy. Since the rule of Reagan income for working people has been stagnant or actually gone down whlile productivity is up. Who is reaping the benifits of the productivity? The wealthy. Why is the economy suffering and everyone living on credit? Because the working poor are not paid a fair days wage. Your theroy is crazy. How can the concentration of wealth be a good thing?
  • Stix Razorey... 2012/05/15 02:57:56
    Stix
    All you have to do is go earn it...
  • Razorey... Stix 2012/05/15 03:15:49
    Razoreye001
    We need to increase taxes on the rich to create better equality.
  • kudabux 2012/05/15 00:10:31
    Economy
    kudabux
    +3
    Most of the other choices, if we fix them, will affect the economy. In other words,if we create jobs (end NAFTA ); have financial reform; leave medicare and social security alone; curtail federal spending; limit congressional terms, thereby infusing fresh minds;have healthcare and housing available and affordable; roll back the Bush tax cuts; cut down on military spending; use alternative fuel to end our dependence on oil, our economy will
    recover.
    Gay marriage, birth control and the death penalty have no place in this election.

    PS. Immigration should be curtailed, legal and illegal. That is my opinion.
  • Lady Wh... kudabux 2012/05/15 09:47:51
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Well said!
  • kudabux Lady Wh... 2012/05/15 13:03:13
    kudabux
    thank you
  • Cleaver62 kudabux 2012/05/15 19:44:27
    Cleaver62
    +1
    If the corporations that hire illegal imigrants were fined or shut down, illegal imigration would stop. The only reason they risk their lives to get here is because they know there are jobs. No jobs. No immigration.
  • kudabux Cleaver62 2012/05/15 19:45:12
    kudabux
    Agreed
  • Dynasty Fighter 2012/05/15 00:09:10
    Economy
    Dynasty Fighter
    +2
    fix the economy before you destroy it
  • Mopeder 2012/05/15 00:06:03
    Military Spending
    Mopeder
    +1
    There is all this talk of needing to reduce spending. Cutting military spending is the obvious choice.
  • Christian Miller 2012/05/15 00:05:56
    Middle East
    Christian Miller
    +5
    Stop our wars now. Get out of Afghanistan in 2012. Don't bomb Iran. Get out of Uganda. Reduce our operations in Iraq. Don't bomb Syria.
  • Atmara Christi... 2012/05/15 00:29:53
  • Schläue~© 2012/05/15 00:05:13
    None of the above
    Schläue~©
    +1
    Getting rid of 0bozo will take care of 75% of that list but the Main issue is removing the ridiculous restrictions, regulations and taxes that are KILLING America.
  • Lady Wh... Schläue~© 2012/05/15 09:48:32
    Lady Whitewolf
    Oh, and like "Bumney" is gonna do better? Puh-leeze....
  • Schläue~© Lady Wh... 2012/05/15 12:58:33
    Schläue~©
    You're late to the party and I'm not repeating it.

    see below.
  • Cleaver62 Lady Wh... 2012/05/15 19:47:09
    Cleaver62
    +1
    But Romney knows how to squeeze all the profit out of a company, steal the retirenment fund, bankrupt the business, layoff all the workers and somehow sleep at night and then be one step away for the office of President. Scary thought.
  • Lady Wh... Cleaver62 2012/05/15 20:26:50
    Lady Whitewolf
    AGREED!!
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/05/15 00:03:54
    Federal spending
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    The debt is going to destroy our country.
  • Tinka123 2012/05/15 00:03:07
    None of the above
    Tinka123
    +1
    Still couldn't include auditing the Fed?
  • Schläue~© Tinka123 2012/05/15 00:08:05 (edited)
    Schläue~©
    +1
    How does that create ONE job.
    How does that put one burger on the table?
    How does that make the mortgage payment?
    How does that pay for utilities?
    How does that help small business?
    How does that bring manufacturing back?


    btw....... you're hero dropped out today. It's officially OVER
  • Tinka123 Schläue~© 2012/05/15 00:12:35 (edited)
    Tinka123
    +1
    Simple - the FED deliberately devalues our currency (inflation) which is used as a tax that effects every bracket - with the poorest among us suffering the brunt of it.

    Through this indirect taxation, the govt. is able to generate twice as much revenue without directly raising taxes by one dime. And they do it off the backs of those living hand to mouth, who* btw - on a regular, spend more within our economy.
  • Schläue~© Tinka123 2012/05/15 00:24:29
    Schläue~©
    Great.... that should take about 10 years to even begin feeling any ripple effect while inflation slowly trickles back down to 1950 levels and by then it really wont matter because we'll be known as the "Socialist Republic of China.".... BRAVO !!!
  • Tinka123 Schläue~© 2012/05/15 00:31:27 (edited)
    Tinka123
    According to you. Course, I don't look to govt. to "create me a job" either. I don't hold that as an obligation of govt., but rather the private sector.

    And positive job creation would require more than that. But considering that Conservatives laud lowering taxes as a means of job creation - I'd think you would favor such a solution. Am I to understand that you reject that as the foundation of the con platform, i.e. lowering taxes to create jobs?
  • Schläue~© Tinka123 2012/05/15 01:07:28
    Schläue~©
    Lowering corporate taxes, regulation & restrictions so the companies who are still here will stay, and companies like Caterpillar will continue to have some incentive to return.

    It doesn't make a damn bit of difference what the inflation rate is or what the lower income tax brackets are if nobody is collecting a paycheck and merely trying to make ends meet on welfare & unemployment.

    No, government doesn't create any jobs that increase the economy, rather the opposite.
    The governments role is to get the hell out of the way and allow Capitalism work the way it did in the 20's & 50's.
    It's up to the legislators to lift the restrictions, allowing businesses to hire, manufacture, grow and expand.
  • Tinka123 Schläue~© 2012/05/15 01:29:44 (edited)
    Tinka123
    Let me get this straight, you are actually saying that printing trillions of dollars backed by nothing but debt - doesn't make a difference? lmao Don't be silly.

    I know govt. doesn't create jobs. So why should job creation be the primary issue surrounding this election?
  • Schläue~© Tinka123 2012/05/15 02:08:47
    Schläue~©
    Who said anything about printing more $$?
    We cannot do anything about what's out there except for what Regan did with the 13% more currency Carter had the treasury print up and inject into worldwide circulation.
    It has to be slowly wicked back out. We can't just destroy the paper.

    "So why should job creation be the primary issue surrounding this election?"

    You're kidding..... right? Getting the right team of experienced, knowledgeable people in cabinet positions and secretaries of all the Departments is paramount.

    That is where policy can be changed in a heartbeat.
    Imagine what we could start on tomorrow if the head of Dept. of Energy and Interior and the EPA announced we were moving ahead with Keystone XL and opening all federal lands for production?

    The Green River Formation holds 3 trillion barrels of proven reserves.... 1/2 of that is economically retrievable which is more fossil fuel then all the known reserves put together throughout the world.

    That ONE area has been drilled on and explored by Shell and others for decades and it's only 100-350 ft. deep. Problem is, the Feds bought up all the land in the 590's when it was first discovered and it will take some of the right people to cut the red tape.

    Same thing with Dept. of Labor & Commerce. Get the right people in their to roll b...











    Who said anything about printing more $$?
    We cannot do anything about what's out there except for what Regan did with the 13% more currency Carter had the treasury print up and inject into worldwide circulation.
    It has to be slowly wicked back out. We can't just destroy the paper.

    "So why should job creation be the primary issue surrounding this election?"

    You're kidding..... right? Getting the right team of experienced, knowledgeable people in cabinet positions and secretaries of all the Departments is paramount.

    That is where policy can be changed in a heartbeat.
    Imagine what we could start on tomorrow if the head of Dept. of Energy and Interior and the EPA announced we were moving ahead with Keystone XL and opening all federal lands for production?

    The Green River Formation holds 3 trillion barrels of proven reserves.... 1/2 of that is economically retrievable which is more fossil fuel then all the known reserves put together throughout the world.

    That ONE area has been drilled on and explored by Shell and others for decades and it's only 100-350 ft. deep. Problem is, the Feds bought up all the land in the 590's when it was first discovered and it will take some of the right people to cut the red tape.

    Same thing with Dept. of Labor & Commerce. Get the right people in their to roll back ridiculous regulations and restrictions and new businesses will be popping up all over. If those who moved over seas don't want to come back.... fine. New investors and entrepreneurs will join the game and get in the fight right here.

    Once small business owners are able to build a product and sell it here at a competitive price, we wont be importing all the crap from east Asia.

    Romney can do this. He's smart, knows how work with people, how to pick the best people to run the various aspects and knows he doesn't have to be a one man band. That's how he was so successful with Bain.
    They didn't build the products and provide the services.... they backed those with the know-how and allowed them to do their thing.

    Having the luxury to choose dept. heads and cabinet are almost as important as the Presidency itself.

    He did a terrific job with the 2002 Olympics. They were in the hole by $350Million, many were talking about canceling the games and he saved the whole she-bang, with a $100Million profit for the the city.
    He also donated his entire 3 year salary and kicked in another $1.4 Million out of pocket.

    If nothing else, America NEEDED something to cheer about and feel good, only a year after 9/11 and he made it happen.
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  • Tinka123 Schläue~© 2012/05/15 00:36:27
    Tinka123
    Is that right, Please, illuminate me with your wisdom. Show me where Paul dropped out of the race?
  • Schläue~© Tinka123 2012/05/15 01:01:44 (edited)
    Schläue~©
    It was announced earlier today. He officially suspended his campaign, which is the same thing Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, Cain..... and all the rest did.
    It's a way of saying "I quit", but still be able to collect money bombs, legally.

    rpc
  • Tinka123 Schläue~© 2012/05/15 01:26:40
    Tinka123
    Then you should have no problem providing that statement. Where did he say he was dropping out?
  • Schläue~© Tinka123 2012/05/15 02:13:10
  • kitkat42 2012/05/15 00:02:21
    Health care
    kitkat42
    +4
    All of them. I had a hard time between Health Care and Social Security/Medicare, since these are a big part of my life now.
  • Willski 2012/05/15 00:02:10
    Jobs
    Willski
    +2
    i'm sure i answered this question earlier today...
    hmm, already one for gay marriage. No offense, but that seems like something of a none-issue, in the sense that your country has much more important issues.
  • seattleman 2012/05/15 00:00:04
    Middle East
    seattleman
    +2
    Foreign policy, in general. The Middle East is a big part of the picture, but not the entire picture.

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