What is your top issue this election?

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What is your top issue this election?

Education
1
1%
Environment
3
4%
Health Care
2
3%
Immigration
2
3%
Income Equality
3
4%
Jobs
15
21%
National Defense
8
11%
Role of Government
30
42%
Standard of Living
1
1%
Taxes
6
8%
 
Total votes: 71

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Foghorn
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:50 pm

Re: What is your top issue this election?

Post by Foghorn »

Education is my top issue.
Reason: you can't solve most of the other listed issues unless people are educated. I'm not talking about simply moving them through High School, claiming someone received an education; I'm advocating a real education to where the graduates can reason.
I believe that the job situation (unemployment) and the standard of living are symptoms of a bad education system. Obviously having a good education won't fix everything but it is a certainty that the uneducated can't run health care, the government, fix the environment, etc.
Therefore, education is the key to opportunity, that's what the government should be working toward ensuring, “an opportunity," for all; not trying to achieve income equality through the redistribution of wealth.
I hope to be wealthy some day and I surely want to keep what I earn, not have the government take it to give to someone else.
Yes, I believe in helping, by my own choice, those who were born with a physical disadvantage but not those who through stupidity or laziness wallow in their misery.
Foghorn

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flight23
Posts: 1342
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:47 am

Re: What is your top issue this election?

Post by flight23 »

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Jahbulon
Posts: 3901
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:22 pm

Re: What is your top issue this election?

Post by Jahbulon »

I really enjoyed the article "Socialism Doesn't Work". I think all our political leaders should have to read that one. They just keep on trying............

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Happy2019
Posts: 58
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:50 am

Re: What is your top issue this election?

Post by Happy2019 »

I picked Standard of Living because everyone should have a chance to raise their standard of living without fear of others taking it away from them, especially because of greed.

BigMike
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:45 pm

Re: What is your top issue this election?

Post by BigMike »

Foghorn, excellent post of clear examples. Kudos on the way!

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kucheka
Posts: 158
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:22 am

Re: What is your top issue this election?

Post by kucheka »

flight23 wrote:http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/02/how-much-do-we-spend-nonworking-poor


Thanks for that, flight.

These should be go-to's for all these "spending" debates:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/13/us/politics/2013-budget-proposal-graphic.html

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/newsgraphics/2011/0119-budget/

You know, the breakdown of the actual budget proposals...

And debating changes in the safety net: http://baselinescenario.com/2012/02/13/what-expanded-safety-net/

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