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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obama vs Romney

For the first time in my life I don't feel like voting in this coming presidential election. I don't like to talk about politics and I'm sorry for bringing up the subject but I feel we have come to a crossroads that can't be ignored. So, I made up a list of items that I feel are of great concern for us here in the United States and how the two candidates view them.

                          Obama                             Item                           Romney

                  Keep spending           Debt ($16 trillion)              Cut spending

                  Not too good              Negotiate with                          ?
                                                     other party
                  Raise                           Taxes                                  Not raise

                  Good                            Foreign affairs                   Not so good

                  Reduce                         Military                              Increase

                  Reduce                         Oil production                    Increase

                  Increase                        Alternative energy             Not worth it

                  Forget about it               Israel                                  Help

                  Socialism                     Ideology                              Capitalism

                  Questionable                Awareness                          None

                  Strong                           Environment                      Weak

Which view is good and which view is bad depends on your own ideology. For example, if you think the national debt doesn't matter that much you might side with Obama. If you think taxes shouldn't be raised you would side with Romney, and so on. So it's going to be decided by the voters.  I'm going to look very carefully at the candidates in the next few weeks, make a decision, and vote.  I hope you do too.

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