Originally Posted by Splif
So you have things that you agree with & disagree with from both parties? Your independent? Name some, just for the hell of it.
I'm an independent so I will give this a shot. I disagree with conservatives when it come to war. The US has a bad habit of trying to police the world and attempt to create democracy. We need to worry about our country and stay out of others business. My one exception if people in another country need humanitarian relief due do a disaster, then we should help as much as possible.
What bothers me from the liberal side has everything to do with the economy. Only half of our population pays federal taxes, we have the lowest employment participation rate in 35 years. We have 47 million americans in poverty and the same on food stamps. We need to get our shit together and get the government out of the free market private sector.
Immigration reform. Conservatives need to make peace with the fact we have 12 million people in the country that are illegal. There is no way in hell we are going to deport them so lets make it work so we can make them productive and get them on the books to pay taxes. If they haven't committed a crime then I don't see a reason to try and waste money on something we can't fix.
For both parties get your shit together with border patrol. Lets use our military for that instead of sending them all over the world for no good reason.
The big topic of this thread, social issues. Either make gay marriage legal or define it as two people of the opposite sex. I don't agree with gay marriage that is my point of view. If it became a federal law that was defined I certainly would't think about it or honestly even care. It's not my battle. I have stated my opinion but that doesn't mean others have to agree with it, and I respect their opinion when they can present it without flipping out.
I could go on with healthcare but this post would be 10 pages long. Healthcare for everyone really should be this hard or that much of an issue, we are the richest country in the world.
So not exactly extreme posts of view.