Post # 1
So I know there was a “who will you vote for and why” that Mrs.Estep posted. But what I want to know is which of these is more important to you REGARDLESS of who you’re voting for? Two of the biggest reasons behind people’s choices have been social issues or finances/the economy and why. So regardless of who you think will do a better job at the issue, which one is more important to you?
“Both” is not a choice – no cop-outs! Obviously “both” plays a part, overall. But you have to pick your absolute top. 🙂
Post # 3
Hey guys – post your choice (or just a bump) when you vote! 🙂 Otherwise I’ll have to be really annoying and bump this a zillion times to get people to vote. Yes, I realize it’s the nature of the type of poll. Lol.
Post # 5
Social. I cannot and will not vote for someone who wants to take away the civil rights of others.
Post # 6
@zippylef: Ditto. I want a decent human being in office. I don’t care how good my economic environment is if other people are losing their civil rights (or if I’m losing mine).
Post # 7
It’s tough to choose. While I understand how important our economy/finances are, social issues scare me more. Overall, social issues probably impact my choice more than finacial issues.
Post # 8
Finances + Economy
I think social issues are very important, but we’re at a point where finances and the economy are more important. We’re in a recession and also need to make sure we’re growing adequately so that we are going to be able to provide jobs for Americans and keep ahead of the curve. China and India are catching up and I don’t want us to end up like Greece.
Post # 9
@goodasitgets: I think my biggest beef with our country financially is how much we outsource/import. If we would just make things here, we would be so much better off for it. Sure, things might not be quite as cheap, but if we create all the jobs that producing mostly all of our own products would entail, we would have money!! gah! Sorry, just had… to get.. that out… ha!
Post # 10
Social issues. I know this is due to my own career goals and involvement in social advocacy, but I am in favor of someone who is moving forward, rather than backward, when it comes to civil rights.
Post # 11
I agree with the PP’s who voted social. I will absolutely never vote for someone who wants to take away civil liberties regardless of the economic “promises” they make.
Post # 12
@SimpleGifts: Bahaha well I still think we should legalize and profit from mairjuana sales, but you know, not everyone agrees. I still think it would help the budget…and create jobs?
Not trying to make a joke OR start this debate, haha, but I couldn’t help it! It’s one of my favorite “rants” regarding our economy that I’ve heard.
All valid points, ladies. Speaking of which, today is Women’s Equality Day – Happy Birthday 19th Amendment!
Post # 13
+1 to all 3 of you..
I’m huge on people having civil rights and all, but I don’t think anyone’s civil rights will matter if our country continues on this economic downward spiral.
Post # 14
Social issues. Prioritising corporations and religious institutions over people may seem productive in the short-term but money can’t buy happiness.
Post # 15
Social. Our economy improves when we guarantee the rights of others. For example, allowing gays to marry boosts morale, strengthens the economy, and will help adoption rates. Having good health care, especially preventative care, means less children, Save-The-Date Cards, cancer, and even abortions.
Post # 16
Ditto. 1. Our social issues won’t matter it our economy collapses. 2. I don’t think that the federal gov would get involved in a lot of social issues, they like to talk but I think they are all talk for the most part. And I think social policies should be left up to the state u live in. If you don’t like it then you can move to a diff state.