- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
ok, I know politics can be a hot topic, but we need to have these conversations! As a Canadian, who tries to ignore politics in general because it upsets me, I am astounded that there seems to be so much misinformation going around about what the policies are that the parties stand for and support.
If I know that Mitt Romney’s campaign manager is responsible for lifting the law that limited the amount you can spend on a political campaign during the Bush administration, then why doesn’t the average American seem to know this? Does it not concern people that millions and millions of dollars are being spent to basically adverise a candidate, rather than being spent on the good of the country??
The Rebuplicans want to make abortions illegal, but want to cut Planned Parenthood and access to birth control?? this doesn’t make any sense, and is going backwards from the advances we’ve made for women’s rights. You need sex education and access to birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies, duh!
Education funding, protecting the environment, creating jobs in the US and not off-shore manufacturing- these things are important! god, up here in Canada our PM is selling our natural resources to China! it’s sick what is happening and people need to be aware.
really, does the average American NOT want universal access to health care? it sure seems like a lot of the US bees wish they could have their babies in a hospital and not have a huge bill afterwards. wish that if they were poor or a student they wouldn’t have to pay for health care, but they would still be protected. This isn’t communism, people. This is how progressive countries care for their citizens.
as an outsider, it just seems like the Republicans want the rich in charge. is this what the average American wants?
i know it’s not like Obama is a miracle worker or anything, and really the dualistic party system is corrupt, either way. i really want to hear the opinions of Americans, because I’m tired of having conversations up here in Canada trying to understand what is going on south of the border.