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    Your Top 3 Issues

    Continuing our "we have nothing better to debate because its the summer" political discussions, what are your top 3 political issues that you would like address with a new president (or his campaign).

    Without much elaboration, mine are:

    1. Taxes - less taxes to be exact
    2. Fiscal Responsibility - Where has that gone Republicans
    3. War on Terror - I mean the actual War on Terror (stopping the US from getting attacked again) which also includes addressing the boarder issues.

    I could go on and on about all of those, but they are pretty self-explanatory.

    What are yours?



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    Do you expect your #1 and #2 to be solved at the same time? #3 I agree with completely.

    We need to not worry about anyones feelings and just build a wall across our southern border. I was watching the Republican Debate a couple weeks ago and one candidate, I don't remember who, but he was from Southern California spouted off some statistics about how drastically crime dropped in San Diego when they built some type of barrier on their State/Mexico border.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1. Ending our involvement in Iraq's civil war amicably.
    2. Winning the true war against terrorists.
    3. Finding a permanent solution to the illegal immigration problem.

    As for #3, I'm not against giving some amnesty to illegals in country with American born children. However, that has to come only after we've found a way to stop the flow of further illegals.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1. Wiping out the terrorists by whatever means necessary.
    2. Keeping the government out of people's private business (both parties are beyond wretched on this point).
    3. Health care and drug costs.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefan_80 View Post
    Do you expect your #1 and #2 to be solved at the same time? #3 I agree with completely.
    I really think they can. It is not that hard of a concept to spend less money than you make. There is so much wasteful spending in the government its sickening.

    Here is an article on how your tax dollars are spent:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/taxes/artic...lars-Are-Spent

    The last line of the article is very telling.
    Next year, the deficit will run about $300 billion. Coincidentally, that's just about the same amount that the government figures it's being stiffed by individuals and companies who don't pay all the taxes they owe, either by intent or by error.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1) Find new cost-effective fuel sources for transportation
    2) Find a solution to the escalating healthcare costs
    3) see #1 - it effects EVERYTHING

    As it stands, one cannot afford to go anywhere, but heaven forbid, DON'T GET SICK. Has our society finally reached the point where most of us are worth more dead than alive???



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1. Illegal Immigration.
    2. Hillary's Tax Plans. They scare the s*** out of me.
    3. War in Iraq. Lets do things right like, get them more tanks instead of SUVs...



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1. Iraq
    2. Health Care
    3. Energy

    Not necessarily in that order.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1. Terrorism (foreign and domestic) - Let's get serious about this and stop worrying about who we might offend
    2. Illegal immigration - Keyword "illegal". They are here illegally so why should we subsidize their existence? If they want to enter our country to get what we have, let them do it like the millions that have done it legally.
    3. Individual responsibility - It is not the governments role to be our nanny nor should we be able to sue ove rthings that are our own fault. People need to acknowledge that they are responsible for wht they do and what they don't do.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1) Illegal Immigration - as others have said, if they have gone through the steps to become an American and wish to adopt values of the U.S.A, then welcome. For those that haven't let's round 'em up and send them back.
    2) The War - WTF is or mission there? WTF does it mean to be victorious? The only reason I ask is because without answers to those questions we can never leave.
    3) Alternative Energy - sooner or latter we need to take a more serious look at this as a country.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1. Get out of Iraq ASAP. By this I man really step up the pressure/help to get them ready to take care of themselves. We're stuck in a civil war.

    2. Responsible Energy. This includes developing clean, alternative energy sources that will reduce our dependence on the Middle East (see #1 and #3) and help the environment.

    3. (tie) "War" on Terrorism. Quit wasting time/money/resources/manpower in Iraq and go after the real problem. (read: get Osama right now!)

    3. (tie) Health Care. Something's gotta change here. I agree that "socializing" health care is a little scary, but the current system IS NOT working.

    Sorry for cheating and throwing in an extra one.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    iraq
    social security/medicare
    fiscal responsibility
    accountability

    sorry that's 4 :(



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    1. Energy...focus on alternatives to fossil fuels. We still have 50-100 years to deal with this and go away from fossil fuels entirely (assuming the world population levels out at ~12 billion as current estimates assume), but that doesn't give us much time to dally. We should be spending billions of dollars per year focusing on research and development of renewable energy sources.

    -Solar, wind, tidal, geothermal
    -Nuclear (especially dealing with nuclear waste)
    -Miracle given to us by modern physics...but I would hold my breath.
    -Recycling Programs
    -More efficient lighting
    -More efficient engines

    2. Health care reform. Use some of the better health care systems in Europe as a guide perhaps (maybe swiss?). Subsidize health care for the very poorest people, and keep some sort of free market competition and personal choice in the system. Somehow we need to remove the glut from the health care system, and the current system actually seems to limit consumer choice.

    3. Stop wasting money in Iraq. Take some serious responsibility and make sure everyone sees and admits to the many mistakes that were made in the operation, to try to keep something like this from happening again. I don't think the operation in Iraq was doomed to failure if the planners had taken a more realistic and less "The will worship us because we are American" approach to handling the operation. Make sure that the next president doesn't surround himself with "yes" men and women and apologists.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    #1- Illegal immigration. We are about to be sold down the river by our leadership. Our children will be paying the cost.

    #2- The continuous destruction of our Constitution. It is becoming a meaningless document.

    #3- Environmentalist roosters running the henhouse. We are being sold to the highest bidder. Right now, it is the global warming lobby who stands to make billions from scare tactics.



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    Re: Your Top 3 Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefan_80 View Post
    Do you expect your #1 and #2 to be solved at the same time? #3 I agree with completely.

    We need to not worry about anyones feelings and just build a wall across our southern border. I was watching the Republican Debate a couple weeks ago and one candidate, I don't remember who, but he was from Southern California spouted off some statistics about how drastically crime dropped in San Diego when they built some type of barrier on their State/Mexico border.
    78% of all statistics are made up!

    1) the war - winning it
    2) smaller federal government (more power to the states and locals)
    3) education reform



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