What issue is most important to you in the election?

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  1. TakeAStepBack
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    I don't start many threads, but i was hoping to get a better feel for what issue USMB members personally find to be most important in the election cycle and why.

    I have three. But I'll stick to the main one, which is the economy. Not just job creation (as govt. creates no jobs, they can merely get out of the way to allow creation) but the entirety of our economy. Monetary policy, fiscal policy, taxation and private sector health. Why? because it affects everyones lives. From top to bottom. To me it's extremely important.

    So which is the most important to you an why?
     
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    1) Debt - Way out of control
    2) Growth of government - Way out of control
    3) Liberty - Dying on the vine
     
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    1 & 2 are the cause of #3, the way I see it. It's all interconnected in many ways.
     
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    Not the only concern for me at the moment but probably top of my list would be jobs. Gee, I wonder why?

    Unfortunately, I'm pretty certain regardless of which of the two we elect in November, not much is going to change in the long run. If, Romney is elected, I suspect that between November 7th and probably end of March a window may open up where employers will begin hiring, but once they have a feel for the new President, that window will begin to close. Anyone looking for a job had better find a position in those five months or be prepared for another long haul.

    Immie
     
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    Foreign policy and our war in Afghanistan. The amount of money being spent on this war, as well as mop up operations in Iraq is killing us. I want to know what we are going to do to stop being the world's police. No one is paying us to do this, so why are we?
     
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    1) Debt/Deficit
    2) Reduction of government
    3) Taxes

    yes.. it is all interconnected.. so I guess you can say in essence.. fiscal issues
     
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    I would say, at present, the economy. Which involves far more than just jobs, or debt. There is the distribution of income, way out of balance towards the already wealthy. There is the rapidly deteriorating infrastructure, without which we cannot build a growing economy. There is the continued importation of energy, transfering wealth to nations that have antipathy toward us. And there is the failure to move on from fossil fuel energy to something that is sustainable.
     
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    Continued tax cuts on the wealthi, err job creators erode our ability to maintain our infrastructure, which in turn inhibit the abilities of corporations to do well in the US. Vicious cycle.
     
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    Issue # 1: Send Barry back to Hyde Park in Chicago. Nothing else matters unless he is defeated and sent packing.
     
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    1. Revitalize the economy
    2. Reduce the National Debt
    3. Restrict the size and power of the Federal Government.

    In that order.
     
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