Since we talk a lot about politics in these forums, I'm curious about what everyone feels most strongly about. Is it gay rights? Abortion? The economy? Employment rights? What's your most important issue?
economy - unemployment
social issues - gay rights, abortion - reproductive health, strengthening of the family
I included social issues, they can also become political, plus they are interrelated
Debt, jobs, the economy, and the over reaching unconstitutional federal government! Time to refresh the tree of liberty!
Refresh the tree of liberty, how reckless can you be Lady Love. Do you want to do that for your children and grand children?
Political reform in the US Government. This includes campaign finance reform, term limits and line item veto.
Without control of the government the bidding goes to the highest bidder who then decides where we are headed.
This directly relates to foreign relations, the wars, trade deficeits, taxes and social reform.
I want to see what happens in Libya in coming days because what U.S. and France are doing in Libya is completely injustice. They're just doing this because they want to quench their thirst for oil.
What do you think should be done/not done about unemployment?
Tax credits for corporations who bring back jobs to American shores. And hire Americans. Incentives are a must.
The "trickle down" way of thinking doesn't actually work, just so you know. Before jobs can be created for Americans, there needs to be market demand. There is none because the working and middle classes are bearing the brunt of the tax credits being gifted to rich corporations, so nobody has any money to spend, so there is no market demand.
Nonsense! Who do you think pays corporate taxes? Consumers do! Cut taxes cut government and businesses will gave money to invest and to hire and people will have money to spend save and invest! We have seen what government spending does... after dumping trillions into the economy... nothing!
Visual representation of the trickle down theory at work...
To give a UK example: this year £7million has been cut in housing and welfare benefits. People have been forced out of their homes and on to the street.
Vodafone, meanwhile, owes £6million in taxes. Have they paid it? No. The government has written the debt off. All those people now huddling in shelters could have kept their homes and their jobs if one single greedy corporation had paid the taxes it legally owes. And this is not the only example, there are dozens more in both the UK and the US. In fact, there's a very interesting article on it here:
http://www.thenation.com/article/158282 … -tea-party
I recommend reading it. It's eye-opening.
Cut taxes and corporate pockets more money is the only proof of your theory. It never will work in a free society where the dollar is the proof of the action. Corporate needs to show profit to their stock holders and the easiest and quickest way has always been to reduce your expenses and increase production. Where do you think the reduction comes from? Lessening your biggest costs, taxes and wages! Where do you think increasind production comes from? Making the employees work longer for the same or lesser wages.
Easing the tax burden on businesses to encourage them to bring their operations back to our shores.
healthcare is doing just fine... but how do we move forward without more cowbell?
a civilized nation must allocate atleast 3% of annual GDP to cowbell production, nevermind the additional costs of cowbell maintenace (which ofcourse is a Provincial responsibility)
...i'd like to see more SWS production dollars shifted to the west...how else can I bang that cowbell comfortably....we've plenty of cowbells....running out of 'socks with sandals' tho...it's cold on the beach....
Good question! Something you don't hear much about anymore, campaign reform and term limits. I believe that our current system perpetuates career politicians. There's nothing worse for our country than career politicians. Get rid of them, and most of the other problems will be easily solved.
Oh here me I beseech you... rain down upon us a golden shower of riches thou corporate Gods!
Use your tax cuts not to fatten the wallets of execuitves who lose money year after year, but instead trinkle down thy wealth drop by drop into my ever greatful minimum wage Walmart-bought pant pockets
...and I want this sign taken down too!....write your MPs now!...spread the word!!!!
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