View Poll Results: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

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Thread: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    We need leaders who will bring us to the point where we can compete with China. We need political leaders who realize that our environmental and labor laws keep us from competing.

    These laws need to be rewritten so they are closer to the laws in China.
    Why bother? why not just move the Chinese people here and have them do our jobs while we sit on our butts. They work for $200 a week (or is it month?) so we can pay them out of our salaries while they do the work.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    The President doesn't control that...
    Kyoto 1997 had an impact on CO2 emissions. Obama (Copenhagen 2009) failed although he could have done something, if he'd had the courage.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Balancing the budget.

    Except during a declared war, no government should ever live beyond it's means.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aspasia View Post
    Kyoto 1997 had an impact on CO2 emissions. Obama (Copenhagen 2009) failed although he could have done something, if he'd had the courage.
    The President can take a stance on it and call for legislation but he can't just do it. We are electing a President in a democracy, not a dictator in a totalitarian state.

    Surely you realize by working towards fixing the economy, we allow more innovation which could permit more "green" technology - the same technology you seem to long for so dearly.
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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Social Issues, though I would put Health Care and Immigration in that category as well as abortion, gun control, etc....

    Jobs/Economy would be at the bottom of the list in my mind.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    If enough people want more freedom, and a candidate that clearly details his positions on all issues, and explains the benefits of these positions, why not elect Gary Johnson? He's so very honest, kind, and smart. Barack Obama & Mitt Romney favor the 1% and will repay those huge contributors wasting trillions of tax dollars to give them whatever they want. Gary Johnson favors the 100% equally, and is not for sale, 100% trustworthy. Was very popular fiscally conservative 2 term guv of NM.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Excellent questions! Healthcare: I see the main problem is why is it so expensive & why doesn't it work better? Should anyone pay anything for so-called treatments that don't help? Legal cannabis with 100% tax (est $19/oz) would greatly reduce medical costs. 126 medical conditions identified where it sometimes works better than pills or operations.

    Jobs/economy: Legal cannabis industry would provide jobs, plus savings of 90% for the 50 million admitted cannabis users would result in more money spent for other things. Gary Johnson would eliminate personal & corporate income taxes, replacing them with 23% nat'l sales tax that would likely exclude business to business, used, most food & very low income people. The rest of the Fed.
    tax the 100% in cannabis. IRS & dept of Educ. eliminated. All other depts & prgms cut 43% (no favoritism). No more borrowing.

    Immigration: middle ground & tax reform, welfare reform

    Social issues: 100% equality, no hating. Re-legalize & put 100% tax on cannabis to raise double digit billions. Save $40+B a year by ending the phony war on some drugs. (brought to us by those whose drugs kill the most).

    Foreign policy: diplomacy is a win-win situation. Elect peace. Peace is cheaper. Wars waste trillions we don't have, plus the loss of human lives. Kill a million, corporations make billions, costs taxpayers trillions.

    Most who act like terrorists work for our govt, doing things like Patriot Act (unlimited warrantless spying on Americans) & NDAA (any American can go to prison for life w/out charges). They hate the Constitution and without it no rights are guaranteed (Gary Johnson would end Patriot Act & NDAA).
    This is what Gary Johnson wants. To those who support Obama or Romney instead, do you support the opposite of above? And if so, why? Thanks!

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    The primary issue should be the following:

    why are most American voters so monumentally stupid (politics-wise)?

    Clearly both candidates are pathetic in the extremis and offer nothing but negatives to America's future.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    The primary issue should be the following:

    why are most American voters so monumentally stupid (politics-wise)?

    Clearly both candidates are pathetic in the extremis and offer nothing but negatives to America's future.
    Welcome to the Mexican soap opera we call American politics.
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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Welcome to the Mexican soap opera we call American politics.
    Wonder what kinda soap opera Mexican politics resembles in that case.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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