(Closed) Politics/Election Spinoff: Which is more important?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Pick one - Which of these plays a bigger role in who you will vote for?
    Finances/Economy : (37 votes)
    35 %
    Social Issues : (69 votes)
    64 %
    Other - But you have to explain what it is. Do the above not play a part at all to you? : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Finances & Economy

    Post # 5
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Social. I cannot and will not vote for someone who wants to take away the civil rights of others.

    Post # 6
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    550 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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 # 13
    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014




    +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
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Social issues. Prioritising corporations and religious institutions over people may seem productive in the short-term but money can’t buy happiness.

    Post # 15
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012


    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.

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