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View Poll Results: What do you think?
This is a serious issue, and needs to be taken care of immediately by our candidates, debates aren't important now. 44 54.32%
No, I would rather see debates. Who cares about the economy. 37 45.68%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-26-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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Talk about bull -- McCain to fix economy? Here he is
on his own qualifications (quote from piece months ago in Boston Globe):

"I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated," McCain told the Wall Street Journal in late November.

In December he said, "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should," as the Globe reported on its "Political Intelligence" blog at the time.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Your poll choices are biased so I'm not doing the poll.

Yes they should debate, their role now is to talk to the American people about their plans and their thoughts. Both are useless for getting anything done regards to this bailout, there is nothing for them to do. It's too big.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I think your poll should be:

Would people rather see gum-chewing or walking?

I think John McCain can manage to show up to couple meetings, not add any input (like what he has done so far) AND go to a 90 minute debate tonight. Call me crazy.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:03 AM
 
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I think your poll should be:

Would people rather see gum-chewing or walking?

I think John McCain can manage to show up to couple meetings, not add any input (like what he has done so far) AND go to a 90 minute debate tonight. Call me crazy.

f you think that is all that is involved then i am calling you crazy, but nothing personal! if you pay taxes you better be worried about this bailout bill over everything else! this is more than 10,000 dollars just to start for every single american. it has stalled so we need to keep the pressure up to stop this bill, both republicans and democrats. i don't understand why the democrats and president bush want the bailout bill passed in such a hurry without taking time to analyze other options.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:07 AM
 
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f you think that is all that is involved then i am calling you crazy, but nothing personal! if you pay taxes you better be worried about this bailout bill over everything else! this is more than 10,000 dollars just to start for every single american. it has stalled so we need to keep the pressure up to stop this bill, both republicans and democrats. i don't understand why the democrats and president bush want the bailout bill passed in such a hurry without taking time to analyze other options.

There is only 117 million tax payers.....try closer to $30,000
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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f you think that is all that is involved then i am calling you crazy, but nothing personal! if you pay taxes you better be worried about this bailout bill over everything else! this is more than 10,000 dollars just to start for every single american. it has stalled so we need to keep the pressure up to stop this bill, both republicans and democrats. i don't understand why the democrats and president bush want the bailout bill passed in such a hurry without taking time to analyze other options.
That was my point. John McCain is grandstanding - not actually doing anything to help. All he has actually done so far is go to a couple of meetings and not say anything. This is leadership?

Your $10,000 number is disingenuous. Remember the bailout money goes toward actually buying (albeit not-so-great) assets. There will be return on the money. The details of the bill (which john McCain has had little-to-no input on) will help to determine how much money we can get back.

The last time we were in this situation, it took years for the government ot invest into the economy and we had the Great Depression. There are very,very few people who believe this will not happen again if no action is taken, and taken soon.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Uptown
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John McCain wants to immediately tackle this case on what will be a fallen economy if not fixed. Democrats on here it seems would rather see "yes or no" debates than see our presidential candidates take action rather than talking.
So if they have the debate the economy will fail? And if they set it aside and do it next week instead of the VP debate then the economy will be okay?

Jim, this is illogical.

I think that if the debates go on then JOHN McCAIN'S CAMPAIGN WILL FAIL?
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Seems to me Obama said he'd debate John McCain "any time, any place, any where" and McCain offerd him 10 town hall debates, McCain offered to either fly him to them ... Obama chickened out and wouldn't do it. Now all of the sudden Obama wants to debate, regardless of the fact he should be doing his job which is being a Senator first and a canidate second. The man is a joke.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Yes
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This is the most rediculous poll I have ever seen

Thanks for the early morning laugh.

Seriously though ... shouldn't there be a third option such as, "I believe that the debate can happen and the economy will not crash w/ John McCain being away from Washington for a couple of hours - as we have numerous other senators (many who are playing much more important committee roles than McCain or Obama is in this) and John McCain is not our president yet or anything".
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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What a stupid poll. False dichotomy much OP? How bout fix the economy and appear at the debate. He is not that important, and is certainly not instrumental at fixing anything in the economy. A good start may be to let go the majority of lobbyist campaigners in the the 'straight talk express' that contributed to this crisis though.
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