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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
After 25 years of voting (mostly) Republican, today I have changed my official party affiliation on our state's website to "Unaffiliated".
Originally posted by Sinny
I propose we all join a new party to combat the New World Order party.
That would be the Anarchist party
Originally posted by jtma508
reply to post by mobiusmale
Or we could put some meat on the bones of the National Guillotine Party!
Originally posted by jimmyx
let me ask you this, "DOES YOUR NEW PARTY"
know how to write a budget?
Well, of course it does...well, to a large extent, it will rely on the expertise and recommendations of the various branches of Government (and the Accounting Office), as they pass their own planning documents forward in the normal budgetary process...which will then be sent back down the line for consideration and changes, based on the overall targets established...and various policy directions the Government wants to take.
know how to deal with lobbyists?
know how to write laws?
Of course. The bureaucracy has about a gazillion lawyers who know how and where to apply all of the "whereas"'s and "notwithstanding"'s. We won't fire all of them.
know what to do with all the working people in government?...fire all? fire some? fire no one? how would you choose?
Fire some. Which ones, we'll decide later.
have enough law school knowledge on how laws actually work? or affect an entire nation? or the consequences of those laws?
have enough financially intelligent people, to know the finances of america, and how those work?
When one forms a new government...the bureaucracy does not disband. Plus, there are plenty of financially intelligent people around who can be hired into advisory positions, for policy-level decisions. No different than now.
would you protect the enviorment, or even know how to?
Yes, my party would protect the environment in some rational non-business-eradicating fashion. Al Gore would not be invited to submit his "ideas" though...
would you protect workers, or just let business screw them without regulations?
Yes, within reason, protect workers.
what happens to the debt?...got any good plans without destroying the dollar?
Well, that's going to be with you for a long time. Step one, balance the budget (even that will take some time). Step two, allow the dollar's value to decline - and penalize Chinese imports, if the Chinese continue to peg to it on the way down - to the point that American goods become competitive again domestically and internationally. Step three, revamp the tax system to encourage businesses to establish themselves - and stay - in America. Step four, take a all reasonable measures to grow the economy such that...eventually...we are running surplus budgets and can begin to pay down the national debt.
would you allow women to have abortions?...or...just put all those women in jail?
Difficult question...and no matter which side we might support...50% of the population would oppose our position. For me, I think it is more of a morals and education issue (ie. promiscuity and protection). Put women in jail for having an abortion? Na....let's not do that...and we'll let the pot smokers out too.
what if business wanted to lower the minimum wage, would you go along with it?
In practical terms, absent unions, workers can do this if they want to...by offering their services as independent contractors (as opposed to as a traditional employee). In the long-run, this is counter-productive as it will erode the middle class...but in the short term, as we are competing with "unfair" trading countries who have extremely low wage rates, and other unfair practices...the American labor market needs the ability to be able to self-correct in order to compete for jobs in a global economy.
would you cancel medicare? social security? stop education money from going to the states?
No, no and no.
this is a country of over 300 million peoplethat needs efficient, thoughtful, intelligent people to run it, it's not like changing the poker rules on beer night in your garage.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by AnonymousCitizen
Good on you.
I've thought about doing that in the past but, my state only allows people to vote in the primaries for the party they are registered in.
In order for me to have any say, I have to remain trapped in their two party fiasco.
This year, I'm thinking about writing in Cthulhu for my vote. I'm sick of voting for the lesser evil and want to send them the message that their two party facade ain't fooling me anymore.
Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
After 25 years of voting (mostly) Republican, today I have changed my official party affiliation on our state's website to "Unaffiliated". After the latest shenanigans at the convention with the rules changes, obstruction of delegates, and scripted votes against the will of the delegates, I have had it.
So from this day forward I am an unaffiliated, libertarian-minded, fiscal and social conservative.
Originally posted by sealing
I'd say 90% of new Libertarians
are disgruntled disenchanted Republicans.
Which means they still vote republican.