Instead of voting on issues seen through a political spectrum, voters need to approach issues that impact this country and its people by considering the effect of pure "political" legislations. When irresponsible and unaffordable legislations and entitlements are passed for political gain (votes), it ultimately hurts everyone.
For purely political considerations, the national healthcare program didn't include tort reform or allow sales across state lines, which would have lowered insurance premiums. Result: We little people pay higher premiums.
It's no secret that the $18 trillion national debt (and growing) will ultimately crush this country. Continued deficits and rising interest rates will dramatically increase the cost of servicing the debt. We can either elect those who will begin to deal with the debt or we can be destroyed by it.
About two years ago we entered into negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear program. When it became clear that Iran was intractable, our negotiators should have walked away. We should have continued the sanctions, held the impounded Iranian money and exercised the option to add new sanctions.
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If this political "give-away" agreement stands, we will have a well-funded, aggressive, expansionist, terrorist rouge country loose in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Our policy should be, "no nukes in Iran, ever." Iran has had a fist in our face for 35 years during which they killed well over 1,000 of our people. They should never be allowed to have a nuclear dagger at our throat to hold us still while they do their dirty deeds; that's insanity.
We don't need our military to occupy territory for us to deal effectively with fourth rate terrorist outfits like Iran, or ISIS for that matter.
Have we as a people suffered such moral atrophy that we no longer care about those who come after us?