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  1. #1
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    So who do I vote for??

    So who do I vote for??

    I am 40 years old, make about 125K per year, I have little saved towards retirement in a 401K (don’t believe I will get there) have a little inheritance in savings, I have life insurance out the wazzoo and have never voted before, ever….

    I have worked and lived in the DC area all my life and have met many of the people we all view on the TV. I have come to the conclusion a long time ago that these people are “not” the same people we all see on the TV.

    I relocated to PA about 4 years ago (primarily due to traffic) and now I am relocating back to the DC area for financial security reasons as the price of absolutely everything has risen beyond PA wages and my lack of willingness to compromise without certain things I have felt that I have earned.

    I am pretty up to date on the news and believe we are not at rock bottom yet, nor we will see rock bottom for yet another 6-18 months, I also do not see the DOW making a rebound to what 2 years ago? For another 10 years?? Regardless of whom is in office….

    I seriously doubt that I will have the gumption to open up my own show, as I have turned that down many times before, I generally can make enough without the headaches and I am just fine with that.

    I have served our country, my son is currently serving our country as a proud marine.

    I really do not see whom will benefit me the most….

    So really, who and why???

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    Who are we to tell you how and who to vote for? Besides, that's the main stream media's job, anyway.
    "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
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    Why and how have you gotten to the age of 40 and never voted?
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs reb77 View Post
    Why and how have you gotten to the age of 40 and never voted?
    I guess things are bit different when you have met a lot of these folks and their families,,, what you see on the TV and what you see in person are two totally different things...

    Never been sure, Things are out of control now and it might make a difference this time??

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    Hopefully, one party will not end up in overwhelming control of all 3 branches of the gov. Take it from there.

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    who you vote for is not as important as exercising your right to vote.

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    Frown "VOTE"

    I am completely Convinced the Process of the Presidential Election
    is a "SCAM" Despite Being a "UNION" member I consider myself a Conservative.

    I voted For "MITT ROMNEY" in the Primary as did many people. I believe He was the best Choice. He should have Been Mccains choice for "V.P."

    But The Peoples Vote does'nt count anyway it's all with

    The "ELECTORAL-COLLEGE"

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    Adults need to make their own decisions. Go with what you know and believe. Voting is easy and, IMO, your duty to yourself, family and country. See you at the polls.
    "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
    -Pat Riley

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    who you vote for is not as important as exercising your right to vote.
    Well now this part I never got,,, enlighten me, I have an open mind,,,,

    Would not choosing "not to" have the same affect??

    It would seem I am not the only one in this believe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthingt View Post
    Well now this part I never got,,, enlighten me, I have an open mind,,,,

    Would not choosing "not to" have the same affect??

    It would seem I am not the only one in this believe...
    Move from DC to Saudi Arabia. See for yourself.
    "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthingt View Post
    Well now this part I never got,,, enlighten me, I have an open mind,,,,

    Would not choosing "not to" have the same affect??

    It would seem I am not the only one in this believe...
    Welcome to ARP Chris.

    I'll give you a different spin on this. Congress is the cause of most of the mess we're in, not really the president. Would you prefer that ...

    A) Congress have virtually unlimited power with a president who would likely sign all the legislation they spew out

    -or-

    B) Have a president of the opposition party that would provide at least some checks and balances to limit congress's agenda

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    checks and balances


    Well now that I agree with, makes smart business sense

    I am not trying to be a smart azzz or anything of the sorts, I just see a lot of folks struggling, losing everything in a small town and consider myself fortunate enough to have other options, however a lot of these folks here that are losing everything do not.

    Maybe I have been blind or something due to my primary location, meaning the Fed's always get paid and so does the folks that service them, but I did sorta like it here...

    According to your example, I am to to vote for the opposition, correct??

    The problem and its a big one with me, I have never stood behind someone or something I don't believe in 110%, ever!!

    I just feel like I should vote/do something but honest to god I am totally undecided, so I figured I would ask....

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    Vote Obama for socialized medicine!

    Vote for Obama and socialized medicine. A month ago I learned my family is now facing a bill that will exceed my insurance by possibly 200K. Luckily I can work still and will either recover fom a bankruptcy or get a plan that allows me to pay it off over time, I'm not sure how this will play out. Some folks get bills like this in combination with a disability and cannot work it off. I know how sore people are with the word socialism, but really, our country is founded on community in fact that is the essence of Christianity which so many conservatives love to claim our country was founded on. That we love our nieghboir as we love ourselves is the primary Christian directive. Catastrophic medical bills should no more destroy an Americans life as a suicide bomber. We all agree to homeland security right, that we have a military is not socialism is it?

    Even without my personal crisis, $5,000 for a medical plan, that won't buy crap! Then make it so the company can't expense it anymore? I mean how will Joe the plumber feel when he loses that tax right off, where is the liberal media with that angle? You'd figure they would have brought that up!

    I'm sorry but it is time for socialized medicine, our system costs more and we don't live as long as many other countries in this world.

    btw, I know BO does'nt say he wants to socialize medicine, but that will be the result if he opens the fed plan to individuals. Companies will drop coverage in a heart beat if they know the employees can just go sign up with the fed plan.

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