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Sun Aug 12, 2012, 02:03 AM

 

Hello! ... and confused :)

So, hello everyone.

Basically, I'm here because the last 5 years of my life, and the life of my family, have been very difficult. We have been lucky enough to be on the recipient side of government benefits at times when we really needed it, and I am very grateful for those programs.

I grew up in a strongly conservative(read: Straight Republican Ticket) home, but after setting out on my own, I realized the world isn't black and white like I was taught. I've been spending time observing arguments from all sides, trying to decide what I think is best, instead of just believing what I was taught.

So, at this point, I pretty much consider myself a moderate-agnostic. I don't have a stance on most issues, I'm just trying to take them one at a time. I'm hoping that DU can provide me with more of the viewpoint I didn't have for the first half of my life. So, if you can stomach an undecided/moderate around here, I hope to have some good discussion with you.

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fainaent Aug 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2012 #1
fainaent Aug 2012 #3
OffWithTheirHeads Aug 2012 #2
fainaent Aug 2012 #4

Response to fainaent (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 02:10 AM

1. Welcome to DU, fainaent!

We will be happy to help show you the facts.

Allow me to say, however, that this is campaign season, and we do not permit any campaigning for Republicans or other parties. Steer clear of those sorts of statements, and you should be fine!

Welcome aboard!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 02:26 AM

3. Thanks!

 

I understand about the rules, thanks. I'm not really campaigning for anybody at the moment, I want to be able to justify my decision to myself, for once in my life

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Response to fainaent (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 02:12 AM

2. O.K. Welcome. What are you confused about?

I may not answer until tomorrow because it's late in Tucson but I'm in.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 02:29 AM

4. Oh, everything, lol.

 

It's just that recently I've decided to wipe clean my entire political ideology, and start fresh. It's weird, not having that lifelong, automatic 'habit' to just fall back on.

Right now, I'm more focused on budget/tax issues, trying to figure out what I like and what I don't like. For the first time in my life, I'm considering the benefits of progressive taxation.

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