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View Poll Results: Would you vote for Chris Doherty for mayor if the election were held today?
Yes 17 33.33%
No 34 66.67%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Regardless of your political registrations, I was also wondering this evening just what your political persuasions tend to be. Boy, am I inquisitive tonight, or what?! LOL!

 
Old 12-29-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Drama Central
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Well judging by your "location" I would have to guess you're an "Apathetic?!" LOL!
 
Old 12-29-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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I'm "right-wing" as you indicate in your poll. It's a label, and I'll wear it, but it certainly doesn't reflect who I am as a person, and many of the assumptions others will have based on that label won't be accurate, and many are surprised by my views. To be honest, for me it's not a political thing, it's simply common sense.

For instance, why can't folks, regardless of their political leanings, sit back and look at the fact that congress has a 12 percent approval rating in national polls, and yet keeps being asked by Americans to not only assume more responsibilities, but to also take over greater portions of the U.S. economy.

Is it even possible for human beings to make a single entity of any kind that has incredibly broad responsibilities, and a budget of over 3 trillion dollars, even with the most intelligent folks in the world running it? And if we determine that there is not type of company, government, or body of individuals (even if we choose the very best) who can run thousands of separate departments, each with different and sometimes conflicting responsibilities, why would we feel our congress is so different?

In all seriousness, if you take the complexity out of this issue, ignore all of the personal opinions you may hold or have heard, and simply look at this question from a big picture level, what would be your opinion? Seriously, I'd like to know what some of you think about this?

Can our government manage a 3 trillion dollar budget and thousands of separate departments? Is that even humanly possible? Even if it is possible, can it be done efficiently?

I guess the reason I ask this is only because whenever I've asked somebody who considers themselves a liberal, they will state that there really isn't some group or entity that human beings could design that could take on so much at the same time. Once they admit that, I find it so interesting that they simply give up on doing anything about it, and basically state that giving 3 trillion dollars to our government is better then doing nothing.

If I hit a child over the head with a bat, would that be better then doing nothing?
 
Old 12-29-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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"Tree Trillion dollars! All dees departments! Oh noes! What are we gonna do!?!?"



 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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John from Scranton......Why are you all of the above? Just curious.........
I don't think to many would check every one of those discriptions.
Interesting thought.........
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:19 AM
 
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i have none. politics bore me to death and are a waste of human resourses following it and arguing about it... take control of what you can directly do to make your life better and devote your efforts there not counting on some political party or person to bring change to your life.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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I've taken the "what party are you" tests and come up almost dead center, maybe just a little right and a little towards libertarian. So I'm what they call a centrist, the person who weighs both sides of an issue and doesn't fit in either party. I'd say the largest percentage of people are somewhere near me, but we're then to the left of the right wing and to the right of the left wing so we get it from both sides.
I think my beliefs and issues balance each other out, some are liberal, some are conservative, some are middle of the road. I'd join either party if they'd lose the extremists but both are so corrupt that I'm a libertarian even if I don't fully support all their issues, just alot of them.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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For instance, why can't folks, regardless of their political leanings, sit back and look at the fact that congress has a 12 percent approval rating in national polls, and yet keeps being asked by Americans to not only assume more responsibilities, but to also take over greater portions of the U.S. economy.

I don't agree with all of these corporate bailouts either, but to be fair, we've pissed more money away on Bush's Iraq debacle than we have on bailouts.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Trying to answer but left blank as I could not find a positive description on what/who I am. So let me elaborate:

I am:

Help for the helpless.
Hope to the hopeless.
Give with and for the givers.
Pray for the faithless.
Respect those that earned my respect.
Believe in the earned American dream not the ones being handed out.
Bailouts for the poor hard working families trying to make it on minimum wages.
Free education for those willing to accept it and use it not just to take up space.
No free passes to those elected officials that try to cheat our public trust.
American first and special interest last.
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