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Posted 10-29-2014 at 10:59 AM by teddybarexxx

Hello Who Dats. With the mid-term elections vastly approaching us, i feel more confused than ever about who i would place my vote for. All i see is politicians saying, "We need to get Americans back to work by 'creating NEW JOBS", "We're going to reduce crime", "I'm going to fight/stand up against Obama, or 'I have stood up against Obama when needed". Now, what's eating me up is this. How are we going to "CREATE NEW JOBS", when we cant keep the jobs we have in business? Businesses are closing down left and right. People are being laid off daily. It doesnt seems to be and end to the madness. Maybe this will work, BRING BACK OUR JOBS! Fellow Americans, we dont have jobs persay because we're not manufactoring anything. What do i mean you ask, well look around you, how many things you purchased lately says "MADE IN THE USA"? I read an article that stated approx 6 million people bought the new I-phone the first day, the first day it was released to us Amercians! So i thought to myself, where is the I-phone plant (Apple plant) in America? Where's the Samsung factory in America? Where's the xbox, or playstation plants in America? Technology is big business, how much of that is being produced and sold by Americans? Now i can go on and on about the food industry, the clothing industry etc etc. I can garauntee that the mass majority of the items in our homes aren't made in the USA. Which brings me to the next point: Reducing crime. How are we going to reduce crime when people arent working? Now I know you're going to have those who commit crimes no matter what, but for the most part there are those who just want to earn an honest and decent living. We promote and advocate Sex, Drugs and Violence and wonder why we have so many people having sex (and unprotected i may add), getting high (and drunk) and commtting more violent acts towards each other during my life time (i, being 41 years old). I turn on the radio or t.v. and what do i see, people having sex with multiple parnters, with those who's not considered their husband or wife, as i stated before unprotected sex, young people as young as 5 and 6 having sex, people abusing drugs and alcohol, people fighting and killing each other and we wonder why our youth is following this sinful path and we shun it off by saying its only entertainment. Now i'm not preaching but I'm a firm believer in "you reap what you sow" and a wise man told me once that the reaping is always greater then the sowing. Whether you believe in GOD or not karma is real. Which brings me to my last point: these so-called politicians/leaders. Why is it no matter who's in office whether its a republican or democratic president, senate, or congress, no one is right about anything? I dont know about you all, but i feel this is just a very clever demise to keep us as common folk divided. We cant come together on anything. No matter what the situation is no one can come to an agreement for the betterment of the American people. Everyone blames the other for the reason why this country is the way it is. No one takes responsiblity for their own actions. I see all the time people saying (or posting) it's black people fault, its white people fault, its the mexicans, its the gays, its straight people, its the christians, its the atheist, it's the democrats, it's the republicans, its the people that play the middle. When are we going to get to a point where we understand, IT'S ALL OUR FAULT! Everyone has problems and everyone needs help. I dont care if you're rich or poor, i dont care if you gay or straight, black or white, christian or non christian, we ALL NEED HELP! So if you read this blog through its entirety, can you give me some insight on what to do? who to vote for? Because right now i'm at a crossroad with no sign pointing me in the direction i should take.
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    Pick a side. Republican or Democrat. Can't get anything done with divided Government. If you like President Obama, then vote all Democrat next Tuesday. If not, vote all Republican.

    A group of like-minded people in a political Party find it hard enough to agree on a plan of action ("come together" as you say). It's even less likely to come together if people in different Parities are required to do so.
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    Posted 10-29-2014 at 01:36 PM by MarchingOn MarchingOn is offline

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MarchingOn View Comment
    Pick a side. Republican or Democrat. Can't get anything done with divided Government. If you like President Obama, then vote all Democrat next Tuesday. If not, vote all Republican.

    A group of like-minded people in a political Party find it hard enough to agree on a plan of action ("come together" as you say). It's even less likely to come together if people in different Parities are required to do so.

    i guess, my problem is trust. everyone says this and that but no one seems to be doing anything to stop the bleeding. i'm not with any party. i just want us to be and get better as a society and country. i really thank you for your response and advice.
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    Posted 10-29-2014 at 04:58 PM by teddybarexxx teddybarexxx is offline
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    Government is too big and too intrusive.
    Vote Conservative over and over and over again.
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    Posted 10-31-2014 at 06:45 PM by Danno Danno is offline
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    If you are worried about jobs -- then vote for the Dems -- because they have offered tax incentives to businesses who do not offshore jobs. Also, manufacturing jobs are not coming back to this country while labor in other countries is cheaper. Although, with 3D printers some of that manufacturing business may return to the US for awhile. Become a 3D printer operator.

    If you are worried about crime then study your local politics and vote for the candidates who have the best crime fighting records. Crime in your neighborhood is not a national issue.

    About unprotected sex: Only morons have unprotected sex. Why would you worry about them? And, we have medical treatments now for most diseases contracted via sex activity ( except AIDS but, AIDS is actually not that easy to get as long as you aren't having unprotected sex with gay men ).

    About drug use: We lost the war on drugs a long time ago. Analogously, we lost the war on alcohol ( remember Prohibition in the 1920s ). People will use drugs including alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, prescription drugs, etc. Laws will not stop them-- that is already proven. Why do you need to stop people from being stupid and hurting themselves? That is their choice -- and filling up the jails with these misguided souls is additional stupidity.

    Adultery and sex outside of marriage? Seriously? That is a concern of yours and you somehow think that our legal system is going to pass legislation to stop that? Wow. Perhaps you don't deserve to vote.

    Seriously, Ted, the mid-terms are about which party is going to control the senate as well as some important state governorships. Most of the issues that you bring up aren't national issues, except the issue of jobs. Since 2008 ( when the Bush administration left office with the entire world in a financial meltdown ) the job creation index is now at it's highest point since the 2008 financial meltdown. See this graph for the Job Creation Index since 2008: U.S. Job Creation Index Highest Since September 2008

    Obama and the Democrats have been in office since 2008. They pulled us out of the global financial crisis which was caused by Wall Street and their political cronies who were both Democrats and Republicans.

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    You need to get better educated about politics Ted. About what politics can and cannot do. Then, you will be a better voting participant in our democracy.
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    Posted 11-03-2014 at 11:59 PM by WHODATINCA WHODATINCA is offline
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    Ted,

    What WODATINCA wrote is excellent. Please let me add a little more.

    All politics are local. What you perceive to be national politics are kabuki theatre. Your local government is at the heart of how healthy your business climate is and how robust your services are. The more citizens who are engaged in their communities have lower crime, higher graduation rates, higher labor force participation rates and, generally, a fair tax rate to support those services.

    Nationally, you are voting on issues that transcend your community. The federal government is about as influential on an economy as a basketball coach is to an NBA team. Good policy will help, but the industries have to be competitive and well managed to gain from good government. Bad policy will disrupt industries from working well together. Unfortunately, a great coach cannot win with mediocre talent, but talent will often overcome bad coaching. The point is that voting for a government because you think they will improve the economy is not a winning strategy. Governments are primarily for defending rights and for protecting those who cannot protect themselves (the rich really don't need protecting). You are better served voting for national service candidates who believe how people should be protected, not how they can influence the economy.

    Anyway, sorry I didn't post this before you voted (not that I have any expectation of influencing your decisions).

    Pay attention to your assemblyman and your counselpeople. If you really want America to work, make it easier for the people on the ground to get things done.

    XAN
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    Posted 11-09-2014 at 01:16 PM by xan xan is offline
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    thank all of you for your comments.
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    Posted 11-10-2014 at 09:42 AM by teddybarexxx teddybarexxx is offline
 
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