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View Poll Results: If the Democrats took control of Congress, what part of their agenda would concern U
Cutting and running in the War on Terror 5 19.23%
Raising your family's taxes 5 19.23%
Impeachment and investigations 4 15.38%
All of the above 12 46.15%
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:20 AM
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As muh as I like to stay out of threads like this becuase the crazies on both sides cant seem to handle a moderate view point. Unfortunatly Dre your options are a little biased. Terms like "Cut and Run" do have a negative conatation to them.

Now that being said. I hope the Democrats take control. Namely because then Congress and the President are on opposite sides at least for the next 2 years. That way nothing radical will happen. Even if a Democrat controled congress pushs something like Gay Marriage through do you really think the president will approve it? No I doubt he would. There are not enough seat available to take to override a veto. That being said now the President wont have a blank slate to push through legislation. Now there will have to be at least some bi-partisan agreement to get laws passed.

Now on to my stance on the following issues that you guys happen to be talking about:

Taxes. I dislike it everytime that any party that keeps cutting taxes. We are running in a deficit economy right now and they want to cut their income?!?!? that make no sense to me. I would be all for either a small tax raise if the economics approve (Laffer Curve). Or rewriting the tax code, or implementing a National Sales Tax instead of the current income tax system(which I feel is not that good due to all of the various loopholes and deduction). Once again only if the economics approve of such a move.

War on Terror. Well we are in it and there is nothing denying that. I dont feel as though we can effectivally "Cut and Run" as Dre put it becuase there is no exit strategy in Iraq. I woud however like to see some new ideas since "Staying the Course" hasnt seem to work.

Gay Marriage. I dont like Gay MARRIAGE. Note capitals. I would not be opposed to Civil Unions for gays that provide the same legal standing as married couples. I just dont agree with the term Marriage. To me Marriage is a religious term meaning the union between male and female.

Gun Control. Dont ban guns. Make the penalties for gun crimes harsher and the process for getting guns a little harder. If you are legally buying a gun and have nothing to hide why would you mind if it took an extra 2 weeks and a mandatory FBI/CIA background check? Personally I dont see the problem with that.


Thats all for now. [/Soap Box]
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:44 PM
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:10 PM
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You forgot none of the above. Good government runs on balance and compromise. One party controlling both the legislative and executive branch leads to neither. Here endeth the lesson.
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You forgot none of the above. Good government runs on balance and compromise. One party controlling both the legislative and executive branch leads to neither. Here endeth the lesson.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:04 PM
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Before this thread gets out of hand and locked, I wanted to say this: What will come, will come. None of your discussions will change it.
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