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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:19 AM

5. I'm definitely voting and undecided. probably 3rd party


* against the wars

* pro-choice

* want significant reform in education (willing to hear any ideas)

* think there is a "right" tax rate. Revenue doesn't always go up by raising or up by lowering the rate. We need serious discussions about our screwed up tax system, not simply "raise taxes" or "lower taxes"

* for gay marriage

* think small businesses have too much regulatory burden (I've started 3 and worked for 2 others)

* think we need a strong leader and not impressed with the way Obama has worked with congress (either the first 2 or last 2 years). Nothing will get done without the president and congress working together.

* for ending the war on drugs

* think we need health CARE reform but the ACA is likely to be a disaster when fully implemented.

* think we need to find a way to make 1+ million illegal immigrants into legal immigrants/residents without sending them back to their home country

So, I have to decide which of my issues I feel are most important. Then if I expect either main candidate to be better on those. And if not, pick a 3rd party who I can vote for to show my feelings to whoever wins. Even if I look at "direction" rather than "issues" I don't see a clear winner. Usually I would pick "direction" over any issues.

I know most people here don't have such a wide range of views that cross D/R lines. But, that's how someone can be informed but not see an obvious answer. I'm not trying to get a discussion on these issues, and don't need to hear how I'm not informed on many issues. I usually don't post my R-oriented views, but thought it may explain something about undecided voters in a helpful way.

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