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Old 09-06-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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You know, I think there are two underlying issues with this election. First and foremost, race and the GOP. Call it what you will, blacks and positions of power (let alone POTUS) has never sat well with Republicans unless they were of the step and fetch variety. We've seen our "leaders" result to racial slurs, outright disrespect for the Office of the Presidency and the determination to do everything possible to make sure he is a one-term president (on record saying so). You have a party that would rather the US fall than to lend a helping hand. For those of you who say it's 2012, race shouldn't matter, you're right it SHOULDN'T but it DOES still today.

The other issue is really recovery time. Is the economy getting better? Yes, problem is, it's not coming along as quickly as other recoveries. Maybe it has something to do with the entire planet is trying to come out of a deep recession. Sure we've had recessions in the past and the economy is cyclic in nature so there will always be up periods and down periods, but this is as bad as a recession one could have without being labeled a depression. In a nutshell, we want instant recovery and it's just not happening. Some here, some there, many are better off today than they were 4 years ago and many aren't and that's the tale of the story. Everyone wants to be better off in a capitalistic society that couldn't function without having poor people.

Last issue, our government(s) both Federal and State(s). Congress is a joke, the branch responsible for our budget, what we spend and how much we spend on it. They are at a crossroads, allowing the Executive Branch to take the blame for their ineptitude. People really need to vote them out and vote to enforce term limits like the POTUS has. There should be no more living off the taxpayers for 30+ years. Our states are even royally getting over. Complain about Federal government but quick to take the share of the state bailout. States like California and New York who have bridge projects in which Republican leaders purposely forewent the Buy America and, refused federal money and outsourced bridge construction to chinese companies at a cheaper price. For shame! At least in NY, the bulk of the crews are American. In California, some 3k Americans could have been put back to work providing for their families, paying taxes and contributing to the economy. Even in NYC, the profit all goes back to China. Indiana and Chicago leases their toll road to foreign groups, wash their hands of the situation while these same groups charge more and more for tolls to the people who need to use them year after year, gouging the consumers of Chicagoland and NWI.

This list goes on and on and yet, they ALL sit back and watch us scream your a liberal! You're a conservative! You hate this blah blah blah, hook line and sinker!
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