I will start with what I feel to be the most important issue to me, as woman I feel that national security is the most important issue at this time.
Other may say it is the economy but I am doing fine so I don't see it that way.
I have copied and pasted both candidates stand on the issues and I will use my own judgement and judge a winner on each category. You may judge also
as we may not agree on these.
BARAK ON IMMIGRATION
Create Secure Borders
Obama wants to preserve the integrity of our borders. He supports additional personnel, infrastructure and technology on the border and at our ports
Improve Our Immigration System
Obama believes we must fix the dysfunctional immigration bureaucracy and increase the number of legal immigrants to keep families together and meet
the demand for jobs that employers cannot fill.
Remove Incentives to Enter Illegally
Obama will remove incentives to enter the country illegally by cracking down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants.
Bring People Out of the Shadows
Obama supports a system that allows undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for
the opportunity to become citizens.
Work with Mexico
Obama believes we need to do more to promote economic development in Mexico to decrease illegal immigration
I give Obama a 6 out of 10 due to the fact that he will leave illegals here while they learn english and wait in line to become naturalized. I feel
they should be deported no questions asked, illegal is illegal. Once they are safely back in Mexico they can get in the back of the line.
We also don't need to be helping Mexico "promote economic developement" this sounds like more money given away to them, enough is enough, how many
millions have we given to them already?
McCAIN ON IMMIGRATION
(pretty long winded, I will only paste highlights, you can visit the link for the whole kabootle)
Securing Our Borders First.
John McCain's top immigration priority is to finish securing our borders in an expedited manner. Governors of border states will be required to
certify that the border is secure.
Prosecute “Bad-Actor” Employers.
John McCain will implement a secure, accurate, and reliable electronic employment verification system to ensure that individuals are screened for
work eligibility in a real-time fashion. John McCain will use this new system in conjunction with other Department of Homeland Security resources to
identify and aggressively prosecute employers that continue to hire illegal immigrants.
Meet America’s Labor Needs.
John McCain will implement temporary worker programs that will reflect the labor needs of the United States in both the high-tech and low skilled
sectors while protecting the employment opportunities for US workers.
Address the Undocumented.
John McCain will address the fact that we have a large number undocumented individuals living in the United States and working in our economy:
All undocumented individuals will be required to enroll in a program to resolve their status.
This program will use background checks to identify criminal aliens for prosecution and deportation.
Assure that the remaining undocumented immigrants learn English, pay back taxes and fines, and pass a citizenship course as part of a path to legal
Guarantee that no person here illegally receives a green card before those that have been legally waiting outside the country.
Do a proper accounting of all social security numbers used and attained illegally, rectifying the accounts and alerting those whose identity had been
You can see more of McCain's lame brained ideas on immigration here:
I give McCain also a 7 out of 10 for the same reason as Obama got a 6.
Except McCain didn't mention working with Mexico to promote their economic stance. (no more money sent down there)
WE MUST KICK THE ILLEGALS FIRST AND THEN FIGURE OUT THEIR STATUS AND ELIGIBILITY. ONCE THEY ARE SAFELY OUTSIDE THE U.SAND NO MORE MONEY GOING SOUTH,
WE NEED IT HERE!
On this installment McCain wins by a hair....
1 to 0
Next installment, the economy.
[edit on 11-9-2008 by Fathom]
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[edit on 9/11/2008 by Gools]