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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:38 PM
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The title says it all - What are the issues that will be the deciding factor on who you will vote for this election? Personally, offshore drilling and the Iraq War are two things that come readily to my mind.

Sidenote: This is my first thread excluding my introduction
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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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Ok, I will try this again, my biggest issues/hopes for this election are...that blatant cronyism and war profiteering will stop. That the government will stop weaseling in the legality of torture...torture condoned anywhere is torture condoned everywhere. I want fiscal responsibility, not the like phony deficit ridden rhetoric espouse..I want more money going to education and making this country a great place like it was in the 90s! Down with the fascists!



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:46 PM
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The inordinate amount of coverage it gets in the UK.
Don't you all in the USA get fed up with about 2 years of preselection/?pre-election then election coverage?
We have about 6 weeks of it, and that's enough for most of us , seeing their stupid faces on the TV. Generally, the most convincing liar will be elected, unless you are Mugabe (Zimbabwe), then the most intimidation and murder wins it.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by 420prajna
Ok, I will try this again, my biggest issues/hopes for this election are...that blatant cronyism and war profiteering will stop. That the government will stop weaseling in the legality of torture...torture condoned anywhere is torture condoned everywhere. I want fiscal responsibility, not the like phony deficit ridden rhetoric espouse..I want more money going to education and making this country a great place like it was in the 90s! Down with the fascists!


Ok....that's cool....



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by alien life uk
The inordinate amount of coverage it gets in the UK.
Don't you all in the USA get fed up with about 2 years of preselection/?pre-election then election coverage?
We have about 6 weeks of it, and that's enough for most of us , seeing their stupid faces on the TV. Generally, the most convincing liar will be elected, unless you are Mugabe (Zimbabwe), then the most intimidation and murder wins it.


Yeah, it did annoy me, back in 2004, you would turn on the news and they were already talking about 2008. To be honest, I envy you for only getting 6 weeks.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:50 PM
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One word... the economy.

Everything else including Iraq has become secondary.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by grover
One word... the economy.

Everything else including Iraq has become secondary.


The housing crisis? Gas? Or just all of it?



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:00 PM
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Hi Zezima and welcome. Good idea for a thread.

My biggest concern is getting out of the Iraq and spending some of the money we're spending there to take care of ourselves. I think getting out of Iraq will help the economy, our standing in the world, morale and will reign us back from the precipice we've been approaching for the past 7 years.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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OK i'm just going to come right out and say it. The candidates are crap.

That's my issue. Bring us people that are not idiots, phoney US citizens, that don't lie about gunfire while boarding the plane, who don't believe that uranium will never run out and shoulkd replace oil.....Really do I have to go on.. their all crap. No choice is better than picking a turd out of a pile of them.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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Well, I can't pick just one:

1) The war in Iraq
2) General National defense policy
3) 2nd Amendment rights
4) General Energy Policy
5) General Fiscal Policy

There are certainly more (and each of those 5 could be broken down further into a number of components), but if a candidate can't come close to matching my position on those, I'll probably be looking for another candidate.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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All of it... if we do not play our cards right, (and it certainly looks like we aren't) we could very well be poised on the edge of the next great depression.



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 01:10 AM
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The biggest issues for me:

We need constraints put on credit card companies.
We need more education funding.
We need off shore drilling for domestic oil + new energy technologies.

We need to tone down Iraq and allow the Iraqi people to defend themselves.

We need better support for the middle class of American so they can attend college. What we have now, just is not enough by its self.

I really liked the incentive check. Lets make that a yearly thing



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 01:25 AM
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My issues

No universal health care.
No new programs. Can't pay for the ones we already have.
Reduce government redundancy.
Amendment where voters decide whether Congress gets a pay raise every 4 years.
Bring all the troops homes except ones for multinational force in Afghanistan.
Write legislation in favor of average American rather than corporations.

Could go on but my wish list is too big.



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 01:46 AM
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Congressional Term limits! heh, well that's MY wish.

For this election:

1. Energy policy
2. Resolve the Iran crisis
3. End tax breaks to companies offshoring U.S. jobs and instate tax penalties



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 01:51 AM
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Well, since both are pretty similar...

Health care.



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 02:00 AM
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I guess my issue would be my lack of enthusiasm for either candidate.
How neither impresses me.

I see people swooning over a very green Barack Obama and I don't get it.
I see people protecting a sometimes incompetent McCain from himself and I don't get it.

I feel like everyone is desperate this election and they are clinging to whatever they have to make a change in the course of the country.

I'm just not feeling it.

- Lee



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 05:53 AM
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-The war in Iraq

-Government accountability



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 06:11 AM
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- Government Accountability & Earmark Spending (if you wanna consider it an issue)

- War On Terrorism (I want to be safe the next 8 years)

- Economy

- Healthcare


Those are the biggest ones I can thing of at the moment. Going through major brain fog atm.



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by sos37
Congressional Term limits! heh, well that's MY wish.

For this election:

1. Energy policy
2. Resolve the Iran crisis
3. End tax breaks to companies offshoring U.S. jobs and instate tax penalties



I actually REALL like those issues


Especially #3.

and #2 as long as diplomacy is an option..



posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin

Originally posted by sos37
Congressional Term limits! heh, well that's MY wish.

For this election:

1. Energy policy
2. Resolve the Iran crisis
3. End tax breaks to companies offshoring U.S. jobs and instate tax penalties



I actually REALL like those issues


Especially #3.

and #2 as long as diplomacy is an option..


Hey I would love to see the Iran crisis resolved peacefully and without a war also. The last thing this country needs is another long, drawn out conflict.

One topic I forgot to add was to end our nation's dependence on foreign oil from countries who aren't our friends (namely Venezuela, Africa and Saudi Arabia). We import from Canada and Mexico and have pretty good relations with them.









 
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