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Old 01-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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The issue that, by the most recent polls, is the Congressional deadlock.

More voters want it ended as a first priority than jobs, national security, the state of the economy or the deficit. Issues like the Keystone pipeline won't matter. With the price of oil so low now, it's likely the Canadian oil companies will put the pipeline on hold until the prices rise enough to cover the costs of refining the oil shale oil.

The stalemate could crack if the GOP was simply to get out in front on some major social issues. Going the Democrats one better on an issue like immigration or education, for example, could really change voter perceptions a lot between now and Nov.2016.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:29 PM
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I understand a lot of that is wasted. A 2011 Pentagon report stated the DoD had been defrauded to the tune of $1.1 trillion from 2001-2010. Pentagon waste and fraud is probably in the neighborhood of $80-$100 billion a year.

Do I think the war on terror will be a big issue in 2016? Not really, no. I doubt it'll be most in most people's top 5 going into the election.
If you don't think the war on terror will be a top issue in 2016 then you are sorely mistaken. It's only a matter of time before ISIS or Al-Quada strikes again. We can't live in a bubble anymore. Do you even remember 9-11?
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