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What is the most important political issue for you?

  1. dingdondingdon profile image58
    dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      in order

      economy - unemployment
      education
      social issues - gay rights, abortion - reproductive health, strengthening of the family
      environment
      internal security
      international relations

      I included social issues, they can also become political, plus they are interrelated

    2. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Debt, jobs, the economy, and the over reaching unconstitutional federal government!  Time to refresh the tree of liberty!

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        refreshing the 'tree of liberty'??

        http://www.sott.net/image/image/257/dog_peeing.jpg

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          ...good pic!  lol

      2. junko profile image78
        junkoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Refresh the tree of liberty, how reckless can you be Lady Love. Do you want to do that for your children and grand children?

    3. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. profile image49
      sherrymcleanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.
      http://drugmega.com/drugs-658431/bactrim-drug.html

  2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago

    National security, followed closely by unemployment....

    1. dingdondingdon profile image58
      dingdondingdonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What do you think should be done/not done about unemployment?

      1. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Tax credits for corporations who bring back jobs to American shores. And hire Americans. Incentives are a must.

        1. dingdondingdon profile image58
          dingdondingdonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. lady_love158 profile image61
            lady_love158posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            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!

            1. Greek One profile image75
              Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Visual representation of the trickle down theory at work...

              http://www.sott.net/image/image/257/dog_peeing.jpg

              1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
                prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                You are very funny, LOL

            2. dingdondingdon profile image58
              dingdondingdonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              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.

            3. rhamson profile image76
              rhamsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              @lady_love158

              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.

      2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
        BillyDRitchieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Easing the tax burden on businesses to encourage them to bring their operations back to our shores.

  3. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    the need for more cowbell

    1. dingdondingdon profile image58
      dingdondingdonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I thought that was just a given. We'll always need more of that.

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    in canada - maintain our health care system

    1. Greek One profile image75
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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)

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        ...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....

        1. Greek One profile image75
          Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It is not up to central Canada to send you the funds to enable you to bang anything.

          That is a personal issue

          (although there is a city councillor here in Toronto championing the cause of the opening of brothels)

  5. Pandoras Box profile image69
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    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.

  6. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    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
    !

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Perfecto! I don't believe in miracles!

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        http://www.strongdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/reaganomics.jpg

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          LOL!!!

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...and I want this sign taken down too!....write your MPs now!...spread the word!!!!

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3387/3591064564_1216c54c5b.jpg

    1. Greek One profile image75
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      call the inmates to complain about the inmates?

 
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