2012 Senate Races Discussion

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Excel, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Excel O-bama-ama-ama-ay-ay

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    As these races heat up, lets discuss them here. I'm in MA, where Scott Brown is facing off against Elizabeth Warren. Im in between on the two, though I found Brown less than impressive as a debater.

    He continues to focus on an irrelevant issue surrounding Warrens native american heritage. Nobody ares about it, it is a waste of time to think about, discuss, etc.

    He also has not done a very good job of articulating his positions in many areas. For example, he was booed for the terrible answer he gave tonight surrounding the dream act, even though he has a perfectly justifiable stance.

    I don't know why it is so hard to say "Nobody wants to kick little kids out of our country, the issue is the bill does a lot more than that. Before we worry about illegals, lets worry about Americans. American's who have been out of work, and yet also have enormous debts to pay off and yet are also paying too much in taxes - the last thing I am going to do with their money is give it to illegal Aliens who are trying to cut the line, and get in ahead of other hard working immigrants trying to come her legally. There is always more than one variable to the problem; as long as you keep dwelling on just one or two of them, and how the bill will effect 1 ISSUE, as opposed factoring in all of them, and examining the NET EFFECT of the bill, we will get more the same, MIXED AT BEST, resulted have gotten".

    That took two seconds. His was very poorly thought out, and garnered some deserved boos. Now, despite running against a candidate who isnt overly impressive herself, despite being one one of - if not the - more bipartisan senators working today - he is down in most polls, and nothing is going to change after tonight.
     
  2. Baramos Registered

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    I'll be voting for Bob Casey here in PA. I'm certainly not in support of Tom Smith's flat tax proposal (especially since he refuses to define what he feels the percentage should be, or why he feels we should raise taxes on the lowest incomes while lowering taxes on higher ones, which is what a flat tax will do by definition)...or most of his other ideas.

    EDIT: Haha, 0% tax on capital gains? Hahaha. Oh, Tom, you make it so easy to vote for Bob.

    I like his plan to privatize Social Security: set up a Charles Schwab account.

    "According to Tom Smith's plan, he would privatize Social Security. The plan would "allow younger workers to invest a portion of their Social Security contributions into a personal investment account of their choice. The participants would assume the risk of investment performance and any funds remaining upon death would flow to their estate."

    I ALREADY DO THAT TOM. I GOT LIKE 20,000 IN THERE ALREADY. I WANT SOMETHING NOT TIED TO THE STOCK MARKET. THAT'S WHY IT'S CALLED SOCIAL SECURITY.
     
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  3. Excel O-bama-ama-ama-ay-ay

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    Brown vs. Warren round 3.

    So far Brown has finally come to play. He's killed his first few answers.
     

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