As an Independent voter with mixed views on certain issues. I'm all for lower taxes, less regulation, and more freedom. However there are certain issues I agree with on the left. And I hate the way we only get to hear from the 2 main parties during debates.
The simple fact is that Ross Perot scared the Democrats and Republicans so they decided to come together and fix the future Presidential debates in the early 90's so that we would only hear from the big two parties. I think Jessie Ventura says it best when he says it's come down to a selection between Coke and Pepsi. I say let the people decide. The more the better. Furthermore there needs to be term limits. You go in, you come out, and you're done. There is far too much corruption in Washington, as much of us know. That's all I'm going to say on that though. That said:
To the Conservatives that complain about spending money on universal health care (which I believe is the right of every citizen on a fair and balanced tax across all classes and should always be for taxes) and the latest stimulus package (which I was against as well) worsening the deficit I ask this:
Why is it okay that we fund wars that should have never happened (Vietnam, the 2 Iraq wars, Korea), maintain way too many military bases all over the globe in several regions, and continue to police the world, and give away lots of money in foreign aid (in all fairness, the Dems are bad too in this regard). It's come to the point where it almost doesn't matter which party you choose. They both spend about the same in the end, but we can't afford to run this empire (not to mention, we shouldn't be interfering with other countries affairs unless it is a threat to us, period). Face it, Obama and Bush put our country far deeper into debt.
To the Democrats who complain that we need these huge stimulus packages and government jobs, strict regulations, high taxes to impede growth in the private sector, running a welfare state, and bailing out companies.
Are you okay with the fact that our children and generations to come are going to have to pay for this if they even have a country anymore? Don't you think it's time to take a good look at ourselves and see what's really important? Big government is not the answer. We need to cut costs and cut them now.
In the end, a good start would be to bring all our troops home and close all our foreign bases. Do you see other countries with bases in Turkey, Germany, Cuba, Guam, Japan, Kuwait, South Korea, Italy, Israel, Iraq, and Bulgaria to name just some? Mark my words. If we continue on this course, we will follow in the Romans footsteps. We've overstretched ourselves plain, and simple.
I look forward to hearing from your responses. Interested to see how others feel.
Answer on Question for Liberals and Conservatives regarding the deficit in the U.S.?
1. Legalize marijuana and heavily tax i
2. Stop the wars.
3. Stop giving millionaires and billionaires huge tax cuts
There's the solution to the debt