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View Poll Results: Which of these parties do you affiliate with?
Republican 64 27.95%
Democrat 65 28.38%
Independent 77 33.62%
Libertarian 30 13.10%
Socialist 24 10.48%
Other 14 6.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 229. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-24-2007, 06:39 AM
 
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I'm a registered Independent...for years, I constantly changed my party cuz I was sick and tired of what they were doing each year in their political control. I am bound and determined that both parties are morally and spiritually corrupt...there is nothing more dangerous, then a complete left or right...they can see no other alternative and are not open minded at all...they defend their party, no matter how corrupt they are...and defend lies, b/c they fear admitting that their party is wrong....

Some people fear being disloyal to family, b/c for years, their father's have been either one or the other...and they will defend that party, no matter how corrupt....

I wanted to make a difference, and if it were up to me, there would be more parties...reason being, it might break the powerful hold these two parties have on the U.S.

They are corrupt and definately not at all concerned for the people....They do not work for the people...but for themselves...it's all about money...and power...and it will be our demise...and this started way way back with the civil war....which was more then about political power then about slavery.

I'm an independent who leans toward the old conservative ways....

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Old 09-24-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I am disenchanted with both parties. I could, and probably will write a substantial essay describing why, but for now I summarize with the idea that both parties are controlled by Big Money. Big Money is concerned with privilege, power and profits and prefers dictatorship or feudalism to any form of Republic because the former are easier to control.
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:44 AM
 
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I am registered with a party, but am strongly considering switching to independent. I'm tired of politicians voting the party instead of the issues. Perhaps if we were all Independents, they would vote the issues instead!

I've felt the same way for years....I'm sick of Congress, they get paid for showing up or not showing up for work...and that ethical loss alone is spreading thru America like wildfire...
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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I am disenchanted with both parties. I could, and probably will write a substantial essay describing why, but for now I summarize with the idea that both parties are controlled by Big Money. Big Money is concerned with privilege, power and profits and prefers dictatorship or feudalism to any form of Republic because the former are easier to control.

Absolutely....there is control which has been long taking place....and if this country doesn't wake up and demand a change, we will be in big trouble....I fear, it is now even to late....

I hope when people vote, they remember, you never get something for nothing...believe it.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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But they sure can't keep their HANDS out of your WALLET!!
In reality, Democrats tend to tax and spend whereas the Republicans borrow and spend (which costs more due to interest). Thus, they all spend. The national debt is scandalous. All this government borrowing and deficit spending will come back to haunt us.

In the end, we all end up paying. The people who work for a living get shafted. I'm an independent voter.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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I am registered with a party, but am strongly considering switching to independent. I'm tired of politicians voting the party instead of the issues. Perhaps if we were all Independents, they would vote the issues instead!
Never have more true words been spoken.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Ditto jco!!!
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm a proud liberal Democrat hippie jerk. Live and let live! Don't eat the pandas! Mate with a tree! WOOOOOOO!!!!
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm a proud liberal Democrat hippie jerk. Live and let live! Don't eat the pandas! Mate with a tree! WOOOOOOO!!!!
Awesome! My vote for Democrat brought us to a "balance" on this forum of registered donkeys and elephants!
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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In reality, Democrats tend to tax and spend whereas the Republicans borrow and spend (which costs more due to interest). Thus, they all spend. The national debt is scandalous. All this government borrowing and deficit spending will come back to haunt us.

In the end, we all end up paying. The people who work for a living get shafted. I'm an independent voter.
But notice how the budget became balanced in the '90s only after Republicans won control of Congress and the Republican's balanced budget Amendment was passed.

Also, I believe during the last several months, the deficit is being cut.
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