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Topic of the Day: Who Do You Plan to Vote for & Why?

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Johnny Detroit
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First, IF ANONE IS GOING TO GET OUT OF LINE OR TAKE THIS PERSONAL YOU CAN KICK ROCKS OUT OF THIS THREAD NOW.

Even though I try to follow the basic rule of no religion or politics in the forums for myself due to being the owner, can't technically start a thread and not be the first to post in it.

So......

Preface with I technically am a Republican. I voted for Bush. During the tenure of Bush with the Republicans in almost complete power they lost their way big time. Under GW, they spent like a liberals wet dream. Everyone had their hand out for a pet program or $ from their daddy in the White House. I did not agree with invading Iraq. Mainly on the grounds it was funny to me we supported and knew the guy was a douch-bag from day #1, but since he was killing Iranians we did not care. Saddam was such a GOOD GUY to us during that time, we helped build his arsenal and after he cut a check to save a Catholic Church in Detroit, the mayor of the city had him fly in and gave him the key to the city (google it for the story and pictures). If he had these massive weapons you would have to assume they would have been used during the blockade or at bare minimum on Israel.  The last election I voted for Obama, more for a protest vote against a party that I felt lost their way on trying to be fiscally responsible. I also did not agree with the party becoming further right and trying to dictate and run on moral issues instead of less government and intrusion overall. Going into this election, you have to give Obama credit on the terrorism front. The dude is like the terminator. At the same time, the money dumped into the economy has not done much and would have been cheaper to probably just cut everyone in the country a check for like 100k and say you have to piss it away locally on goods and services. Not a fan of Romney as I feel he is a poor-mans John Kerry and seems to say what he thinks people want to hear and after watching almost every single debate really not sure who this guy really is.

As we near the elections and policy is laid out, running mates are chosen and the debates happen there is a chance I could lean one side to the other. As of now, I plan to sit this one out. 

Who is next? 



[edited by: Johnny Detroit at 7:51 AM (GMT -7) on Sun, May 13 2012]

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I,LL GO NEXT, Have never voted before but voting this time.this election might be the most important election in our history.I have researched this for the last year and there is only ONE.Forget the two party system,it,s a illusion meant to separate and divide us.If he does not win the nomination I,m writing him in.Will not vote for anyone else.Truth is Ron Paul is beating Romney,don,t believe the completely owned and COMPLETELY controlled mainstream media.this is my PLAY OF THE CENTURY.I would be happy to debate or prove this unshakable belief with anyone,I can prove this.I,m voting for Ron Paul.Look at the issues and the man,not your political affiliation. politicalvelcraft.org/ron-paul

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I like Ron Paul because he sparks debate, but he is out of touch with how the world works. With technology, the world is so woven together now his isolationist ideals would not work. Also, not a fan of his theory on the gold standard. Basing your currency on gold only allows you to grow to the extent of the gold you have. When we were in the Depression, the countries that switched from the gold standard recovered sooner due to being able to lend out credit. The flaw in credit is when the pizza guy buys a 250k house or a predatory lender takes advantage of someone. Used in the manner for which it was established and in a responsible way, give me credit over tangible based gold every day.



[edited by: Johnny Detroit at 7:52 AM (GMT -7) on Sun, May 13 2012]

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As I get older (51 now ) I get more cynical of politicians and Washington by the day.  I don't think they care about everyday people or whats best for the country. They get elected and spend half the time working to get re elected. They are in the pockets of the corporations (yes I work for one) but the point is they do what they want them to regardless if its good for the country, people etc.

I really don't think we can handle four more yrs of Obama but Im not sold on Romney either. In a way I dont think it matters who we put in office, it will just be more more of same.

I think the Repubs will let banks and Wall street keep taking risks that should not be taken and we end up in another financial mess...wasn't it JP Morgan that lost 2 billion in six weeks on bad trades? (risky)

Obama talked about change in DC when he ran but things remain the same....(tell people what they want to hear to get elected)

Im just disgusted with politicians so I may not even vote which probably is not the right thing to do.

We only have two choices though  and neither one seems  good.

This country cant keep going deeper and deeper into debt without dire consequences.

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John kennedy was ending the federal reserve by introducing competing currency,remember the silver certificate? he was assassinated for it.Executive order 11110,it,s still on the books.The federal reserve and the i.r.s.did not exist before 1913,it,s the biggest problem our country has ever faced.Why do we let a foreign private corporation control our money,they have ripped us off for trillions of dollars.The global bankers,the federal reserve caused the great depression and have crashed our economy on purpose,to steal the wealth of the middle class(millions of homes) the bailout money was used by the bankers to buy all those foreclosures,for pennies on the dollar.Read these Ron Paul quotes,Ron Paul wrote the bestselling book,END THE FED. www.facebook.com/photo.php

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Right on exactly right deliveryman,Ron Paul plan is to end the wars,the fed and the i.r.s.,cut gov.t spending a TRILLION dollars the first year

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