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Democrats trash the Keystone pipeline because they think it will harm the environment, but they fail to explain how it will promote a cleaner environment. Truly, they have let rhetoric rule over reason. But have Republicans been any better in explaining their position? We care for our great land, so we should advance policies that reflect that. We should clearly research and describe how our proposals would preserve the environment. Most candidates for President have been swayed by big money interests, but why should voters, rank and file Republicans, let large corporations which are lacking in a social conscience dictate what we leave as an inheritance for our grandchildren? Although Republican stand for policies that will promote business in the US. that doesn’t mean we want to trash the environment. Instead of blowing off evidence that we have global warming or that pollution has damaged the ozone layer, we should explain how our polices won’t destroy our land.
Republicans can certainly do a better job of defending nuclear energy as a viable alternative. In addition to that, we should be putting forth proposals that promote common sense, environmental friendly energy sources. We could promote diesel fuel, for example, especially biodiesel fuel which is as clean or cleaner than gasoline. In Europe they realize that diesel vehicles get better mileage and is longer a dirty fuel so it is cheaper than gas. We should advocate removing the federal taxes that were placed on it to discourage its use. Oil companies, of course, would just as soon we continued to promote gas because it means more consumption and more profit for them. For once, Republicans could stand up and say, “We are not run by big oil companies but what is best for our country.
Many Christians vote Republican because Republicans endorse many values they hold dear. Romney isn’t a Christian, and many of values he now endorses have been recent changes of position for him. Politicians are noted for changing their position. He’s not a Christian, so what’s to stop him from changing his position on issues again. Let us know what you think.
Republicans used to stand for freedom and for the rights of small independent entrepreneurs. If politicians trash Obamacare and fail to come up with a viable alternative that reduces the inflated costs of healthcare, where will that leave owners of small businesses? Large corporations have an unfair advantage in securing health insurance for their employees, an advantage that weakens small companies and leaves independent entrepreneurs at a loss. The loss of small businesses means loss of freedom for the American people. If Americans have to choose between working for a large corporation or for the government as their only places of employment, our freedom will dissipate and our ability to act ethically eroded. The reason politician fail to change the healthcare industry is because big money doesn’t want it to change, and politicians on both sides of the fence listen to the money.
Insurance aren’t responsive to consumers because they aren’t hired by the consumer. They’re hired by corporations who dictate to their employees/the consumer what their policy is. That relationship should be severed. Insurance companies should be required to sell their policies only to individual consumers. Serious compromise needs to take place among voting public, so we can determine what medical procedures are mandated to be covered by insurance policies, and what are elective and optional coverage. Without a reduction of expectations by the American people of should be covered by insurance, medical costs will bankrupt the public and private sectors of our economy. We will then have neither the freedom Republican demand nor the equality that Democrats seek.
Many Christians feel the Republican party supports Christian values because they promote Pro-life issues and traditional family values. Some Christians have voted Democrat because they don’t like the way Republicans cater to the rich and neglect the poor. But don’t both parties really cater to the rich? Why else are corrupt corporations like Goldman Sachs allowed to manipulate the oil prices by dumping huge quantities of oil to create a glut on the market to lower the price so they can buy low and then hoard it to raise the price when they want to sell. If politicians of both party weren’t on the take, we certainly would have come up with insider trading laws that would have prohibited this practice. The fact that oil supply is a national security issue should make prohibition of market manipulation a top priority, even if it means taking the price of oil off the playing field of…
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Many Christians feel the Republican party supports Christian values because they promote Pro-life issues and traditional family values. Some Christians have voted Democrat because they don’t like the way Republicans cater to the rich and neglect the poor. But don’t both parties really cater to the rich? Why else are corrupt corporations like Goldman Sachs allowed to manipulate the oil prices by dumping huge quantities of oil to create a glut on the market to lower the price so they can buy low and then hoard it to raise the price when they want to sell. If politicians of both party weren’t on the take, we certainly would have come up with insider trading laws that would have prohibited this practice. The fact that oil supply is a national security issue should make prohibition of market manipulation a top priority, even if it means taking the price of oil off the playing field of free market enterprise.
None of the current Republican Presidential candidates seem to generate much support among the electorate. Why don’t Republicans find another willing candidate to run? Mike Huckabee or John McCain or any willing candidate with a broad base of support would be better than what’s running now. My hope is that a new candidate will step forward who has a more realistic view of our country’s energy policy and a more just proposal for taxation. How do Republicans hope to win elections when they advocate taxing millionaires at 15% or less by reducing rates capital gains taxes even more and retaining generous loopholes for the rich while the majority of working America pays 35% of their income in taxes?
The national debt is $15.25 trillion. In addition to that our government has $106 trillion unfunded liabilities fromSocial Security and Medicare each year. Each citizen’s share of the debt is $50,000 and each citizen’s share including unfunded liabilities is $390,000. That’s insanity. Is any Presidential candidate offering any real solutions. Republicans say in unison we have to reduce spending, but where are they going to cut enough to make a real difference. Democrats say in unison that we have to raise taxes, but if that’s all we do we’ll kill our economy. Obvious solution: we have got to both.raise taxes some and reduce spending a lot. And why are Republicans so afraid of having the rich pay their fair share of taxes. Capitol gains tax at 15% while the blue collar worker has to pay 25-40%–is that fair? Blue collar workers already have to pay a higher percent of their income to social security taxes than many who are making six figure incomes. And isn’t social security supposed to be a safety net for retired people? Retired millionaires don’t need to be collecting social security checks. If Republican want to win in November, they better find some candidate who haven’t been bought out by the wealthy.