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« Reply #1275 on: October 31, 2017, 08:46:52 am »

- Allow states to ban abortion with >55% of the vote at/after 24 or 30 weeks, with exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother.
- Fully support same sex marriage; should issue federal legislation upholding the ruling of SCOTUS.
- Deport illegal immigrants convicted of felonies.
- Path to citizenship for non-felon immigrants.
- Secure border, raise immigration limits by 50% eventually, rigorous background checks and maximum of a four year wait time.
- Fully support background checks and mental health tests to buy guns.
- Healthy Americans Act.
- Wyden-Ryan Medicare Reform.
- Replace Social Security and all welfare besides SNAP/HUD funding with $12,000 relative basic income for those making below said amount and those past the age of 65 - say, $9,000 a year for unmarried people not past retirement, $21,000 a year for a couple not past retirement; $12,000 for unmarried people past retirement, $27,000 a year for a married couple past retirement.

- Transaction Tax
Wall Steet: 0.5%(+$125 B.)
Bonds: 0.1%(+$75 B.)
Derivatives: 0.05%(+$25 B.)
Futures/Swaps: 0.02%(+$25 B.)

- Capital Gains Tax
0%/12.0%/16.0%

- Payroll Tax
15.0% payroll tax (6.5% from employer, 5.5% from employee, 1.5% each for Medicare)

- Value-Added Tax(+$1.3 trillion)
6.5%
Rebate of up to $4,500 (with receipts) [$900 Credit each for up to five kids for married couple, or up to three kids for a single parent]

- Income Tax:
10%: <$10,000; <$20,000
15%: $10,000-$30,000; $20,000-$60,000
20%: $30,000-$75,000; $60,000-$150,000
30%: $75,000-$175,000; $150,000-$225,000
35%: $175,000-$325,000; $225,000-$400,000
42.5%: $325,000-$400,000; $400,000-$475,000
47.5%: >$400,000; >$475,000
Child Tax Credit: $2,900 per child(up to 3 for single parent, up to 5 for married couple)

- Raise gas tax by 10-15 cents, and spend the money on infrastructure. Cut back by 15-20 cents in three years.

- Corporate Taxes:
7.5%: <$300,000
17.5%: $300,000-$750,000
27.5%: $750,000-$20.75 million
17.5%: >$20.75 million
Streamline several deductions and tax credits

Estate/Inheritance tax cut to 40%, lowered to $3.5 million

- $10.50 federal minimum wage by 2022
- $75 billion NASA spending, with the goal of two bases on the Moon by 2030 and at least one very major base/colony on Mars by 2035
- $40 billion funding for Rojava, SNC, and the SDC - negotiate an alliance between these three groups.
- Stronger alliance with India.(slowly cut our relations with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey.)
- Free trade deal with Thailand, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, and Argentina.
- Raise all military members’s salary by $2,000.
- International coalition of Japan, South Korea, India, Russia, the European Union, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, the U. K., and America should economically pressure China into forcing Kim Jong Un down and instating Kim Han Sol into a democratic transition. If they refuse, all countries involved will reduce trade with China by, say, 60%, and place certain sanctions on them. If we’re lucky, Wang Yang might be Xi Jinping’s successor, and if that happens we have a good shot at improving relations with China.
- We should consider signing a trade deal with India, South Africa, Mozambique, Indonesia, Myanmar, Kenya, Australia and Uganda. This would allow us a strong trade boost in the Indian Ocean.
- League of Free and Democratic Nations, inviting all nations with a 6.0 average(not counting the “Functioning of Government” score) to join; Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Mauritius, Malta, Uruguay, and Botswana should be the governing members of this League
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« Reply #1276 on: November 23, 2017, 11:44:16 am »

Democracy-Related Issues

Constitutional Reform: While keeping the federal system of government, I support completely rewriting the Constitution such that there would be a unicameral parliament with mixed-member proportional representation with a 5% electoral threshold, and relegating the Presidency (like the Governor-General in British Commonwealth countries) to a mainly ceremonial position.  

I also support incorporating the original ten amendments of the Bill of Rights, as well as including the right to vote, equal rights, and Free and Fair Elections amendments while strongly encouraging the various states to adopt automatic, universal voter registration.

Second Amendment: The Second Amendment was intended to be seen as protecting an individual right as with all the other original ten amendments that comprised the Bill of Rights when it was added to the Constitution.  When it was originally written, 'militia' connoted the entirety of the citizenry, not just a government-created body.  

Accordingly, I support concealed-carry, castle-doctrine laws, and other liberalizing measures. I strongly oppose gun-bans at any governmental level.  However, as with every other amendment, there are limits.

With greater freedom comes greater responsibility in using that freedom, and it is in that spirit that I support measures like mandatory firearms training and universal background checks before any gun or permit is issued, to ensure that the unorganized citizens' militia is well-trained and well-regulated.

District of Columbia: Support having the non-federal areas of DC retroceded to Maryland as the city of Washington, thereby enabling the residents within to be represented at all levels of government.  

Social/Cultural Hot-Button issues

Women's Rights: I support measures closing the gender wage gap including raising the minimum wage, fair scheduling practices, pay transparency, universal childcare, paid sick leave, and paid family care leave.  

I also support the final ratification of the UN conventions on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Rights of the Child.  

Gay Rights: I applaud the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide, and support the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act banning LGBT discrimination in the workplace, as well as other efforts to ensure that the LGBT community is accepted as full and equal members in our society.  

Race: Favor keeping racial/ethnic preferences for college/university applicants while adding new emphasis on socio-economic status and poverty.  Support ending housing discrimination against racial/ethnic minorities, as well as fixing and preserving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (instead of scrapping them); the full restoration and re-authorization of the Voting Rights Act; ending the abuse of authority by law-enforcement agencies; and ending the 'War on Drugs' beginning with overturning the Controlled Substances Act, criminal justice reform including ending mandatory minimum sentencing, and instead treat the drug war as a public health issue.

Economic issues

Secondary Education: Favor adapting the Finland education model to the United States, including a major expansion in after-school tutoring programs as well as universal pre-school education; and changing the traditional school year to a year-round schedule for struggling schools.  

Higher Education: Support making community colleges and vocational schools tuition-free, and encouraging prospective college students to fulfill their introductory course requirements in a community college, while subsequently completing their bachelor's and master's degrees in the four years they will spend at a traditional college/university.    

Tax Code: In addition to closing tax loopholes, raising taxes on capital gains and dividends, preserving the estate tax, and setting the top individual income tax rate at 50%, I favor tax reforms including lowering the corporate income tax alongside cracking down on overseas tax havens, and introducing the Value-Added Tax (superseding all preceding sales and use taxes) tied with cash rebates via smart cards for less affluent Americans.

Entitlement programs: With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act effectively gutted by Trump's executive orders, I now support Medicare-for-All.

To ensure the future of Medicare and Social Security for generations to come (and perhaps even expanding them), I favor allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, raising the payroll tax as well as eliminating the cap on it, tie the COLA to the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly, and gradually raise the retirement age to 70.  

Free Trade: Strongly support free trade, and favor the establishment of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, trans-Atlantic free trade agreements with the European Union and the United Kingdom, and the completion of the Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization.

Also support transforming the African Growth and Opportunity Act into a free trade agreement.

To ease the economic disruption caused in part by these trade agreements, I favor replacing the inadequate and ineffective Trade Adjustment Assistance program with a more muscular alternative, along with the repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act in its entirety, and passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Immigration Reform: I fully support the passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and oppose the construction of a border wall.

Energy Independence: I support the federal coal-leasing program; increasing investments into clean coal technology; strictly regulating the fracking practices of the natural gas industry; as well as lifting the ban on exporting liquefied natural gas and oil, especially to Europe.  

In addition, I favor expanding research into nuclear fusion; newer forms of nuclear fission technology; increasing investments into hydrogen fuel-cell technologies, and alternative renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass among others; better battery storage technology for utilities; rebuilding our electrical grid to make it more compatible with renewables; promoting energy efficiency in government as well as in private industry, using the LEED Green Building Rating System as a model; tax credits for hybrid vehicles; increasing fuel economy standards for newer vehicles; and introducing a nationwide carbon tax.

I also support opening Yucca Mountain as a storage site for spent nuclear waste, as well as increasing our capacity for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel so that they can be reused and to reduce the total amount of waste that would have to be sent there.

Infrastructure: To ensure sustainable economic growth for decades to come, we need to rebuild and expand our infrastructure for the 21st century and beyond.  A key element of that would be the creation of a national infrastructure bank, with a portfolio covering everything from transportation to water/sanitation systems.

Foreign Policy

Support the ratification of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and an expansion of foreign aid through the Millennium Challenge Corporation.  Advocate cultivating our relations with India through such agreements like the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, with the ultimate objective of making India into an ally as special and important to the United States as the United Kingdom is today.  Support reforming military procurement and compensation costs, as well as reshaping our military to better handle the twin challenges of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency, including a major expansion of the Special Forces and the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund.

Favor moving our bases in Germany and Italy to Poland and Romania as part of a broader strategy to counter and contain Russian revanchism, as well as gradually moving US military units from Okinawa to Guam and the Philippines to deter Chinese aggression.  Support rebuilding and increasing the size of our navy (as well as building a twelfth carrier strike group, to be assigned to the Pacific Fleet), the modernization of our nuclear arsenal, and expansion of our missile defense system to better protect our allies, and keeping our armed forces on the cutting edge technologically to meet any threat posed.
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« Reply #1277 on: December 09, 2017, 12:53:46 am »

Economic views: I support single-payer healthcare, free-tuition at public universities, 15 dollar national minumum wage, raising the top marginal tax rate to 50%, eliminating the cap on social security taxes, and withdrawing from NAFTA and the WTO.
Social views: I support abortion rights, same-sex marriage, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, restoring the federal assault weapons ban, marijuana legalization, and abolishing capital punishment.
Foreign policy views: I believe the United States should not use military action against any country that has not attacked us first and I believe we should close down most of our overseas military bases, and end all foreign aid along with withdrawing from NATO, finally I believe we should prioritize funding our Nuclear triad (which would have a No-first use policy) over our bloated conventional forces.
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« Reply #1278 on: December 16, 2017, 12:27:50 am »

Ideology
Social: Center on some issues, left on others
Economic: Social democrat
Foreign Policy: Dovish
Political Registration: D-NV

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-choice. Support Planned Parenthood, support not allowing states to defund it and overturn the Hyde Amendment.

Same-Sex Marriage: Duh.

Transgender Issues: Use the restroom of their gender, not the one they were born with.

Drugs: War on Drugs is a disaster. Legalize, tax, and regulate drugs, starting with weed, but one legalization at a time.

Death Penalty: Oppose and pro-lifers who support this are massive hypocrites.

Gun Control: Close gun show loophole and expand background checks. Anything else is too far, and I'd go as far as saying blue states go too far with this.

Affirmative Action: Support.

Prostitution: No; women shouldn't be bribec to have sex.

Euthanasia: Oppose on moral grounds, along with physician assisted suicide.

Immigration: Keep the border secure, deport criminals who are here illegally, citizenship to all illegals if they aren't criminals and pay taxes in 10 years.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Pro-BLM and oppose police brutality and hold officers accountable.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Pro-free speech, but the GOP are massive hypocrites on this. They are so quick to call college students at California who shut down right wing speakers SJW (correctly), but anytime a Democrat says something un-American, the have a thin skin and get defensive, basically becoming right wind SJW's. Political Correctness is necessary in order to protect politics from staying civil, and oftentimes "telling it how it is" is a code word for racism on the right

School Prayer: Status quo.

Muslim Ban: No.

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Need a warrant


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise to $15 at a rate of 50 cents per year, then index to inflation.

Social Security: Lift the taxable income cap, and cut the income tax rates to help pay for Medicare for All. Do not support expanding the program. And no Social Security is not broke contrary to whatever the GOP wants you to think.

Healthcare: Support Medicare for All, similar to Bernie's bill, but phased in over a longer period of time. Second choice would be a public option. Also support drug imports from Canada, whose markets are already tightly regulated, and allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices with drug companies.

Globalization/Trade: Support free trade in theory, but that doesn't make every free trade deal good. Oppose TPP, support re-negotiation of NAFTA.

Deficit/Debt: Debt doesn't matter. Deficits don't if there's a recession, but do if the economy is good and all Americans are prospering.

Campaign Finance Reform: Limits on donations to all campaigns, congressional campaign committees, and state/national parties, with guaranteed public funding. Gut SuperPacs and corporate Pac money. Also limit how much you could self-fund your campaign.

Unions: Get rid of the Taft-Hartley Act that created right to work, which was created y the Republicans in attempt to undercut unions.

Energy: Pro-solar. Pro-wind. Pro-nuclear. Anti-coal.

Job Creation: A second new deal. Infrastructure redevelopment across the Rust Belt for not just better roads, but better sewer and drainage systems, as well nationwide broadband. Also need tighter building codes and larger seawalls to withstand natural disasters like hurricanes.

Education: Support common core, make in-state college free, universal childcare, support full day kindergarten, and universal pre-K.

Taxes: Raise marginal tax rates on wealthy when appropriate. Would like to see the top 1% pay as much as they did in an effective tax rates to prior to Reagan. Also support a carbon tax and a tax on Wall Street speculation. Repeal the Bill Clinton capital gains tax cut, Trump's income tax cuts, Bush's tax cuts, expand earned income tax credit, hijack the coporate tax rate back up to 30%.


Other economic issues: Paid family medical leave by law (12 weeks for maternity leave 2 weeks for paternity leave). 10 days of vacation time by law.

Foreign Policy
Middle East: Get out. None of the countries unilaterally have attacked us. Fully support the Iran Deal. Oh, and quit funding Saudi Arabia as they continue to massacre civilians in Yemen and show respect to international law. I'm not a Pacifist, however. If there's a genocide or illegal occupation, aid, and if necessary, military should be used, but you have to go through the UN first.

Syria Refuges: Support Obama era policies but we can only take so many and we have to ensure we maintain the proper vetting.

Israel/Palestine: If I were alive in 1948, I wouldn't have favored the creation of Israel. But this is 2017, not 1948. Favor two internationally recognized states with 1967 border (and no the Palestine state should not be free of Jews Hamas). I'm no fan of Israel, but Palestine aren't exactly angels either. Oppose BDS, since pressure is needed on Palestine too.

North Korea: Go back to Bill Clinton's foreign policy towards North Korea.

Russia: Supported sanctions for electing melding, and annexing Crimea. But we should avoid war with them unless they attack us unilaterally.

Climate Change
Anthropogenic Climate change is real and is naturally occurring. Support increasing funding towards climate change, with an increased emphasis on aerosols. Oppose efforts to privatize NOAA. Support Paris Climate Agreement but it needs to be enforceable. Also increased money towards weather forecasting, most notably to improve the US based Global Forecast System.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Support to avoid the smaller states from being screwed over but expand the size of the house.

Gerrymandering: Oppose. Support independent commission with guidelines on not splitting up COI for both congressional and legislative seats.

Term limits: Oppose for legislative seats, support for executive seats.

Voter ID: Oppose.

Instant Run-off Voting: Support

Primaries: Let the states decide, but all states should hold the presidential and statewide office primaries on the same day, eliminating the urge for caucuses.

Statehood: Make D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico as states, along with maybe the NMI and the Virgin Islands (or combine them with PR/Guam). Let American Samoa be its own nation or be annexed by Western Samoa.

Voting age: Let states decide on whether it should be lowered to 16.
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« Reply #1279 on: January 26, 2018, 07:43:07 pm »

Social Policy
Abortion: Don`t care if you have one
Drugs: Should be treated like alcohol, if you want it to be banned in your state or county then you can have it banned if you don`t then it will be legal there
Gay Marriage: Support
Death penalty: Support
Church and State: Uphold First and Fourteenth Amendment
Stem cell research: Support
PATRIOT Act: Repeal as violation of Fourth Amendment
Gun control: Fine where it is
Assisted suicide: Neutral
Gambling: Allow it

Electoral Reform
Term Limits: Only for president, vice-president and governors
Statehood: Oppose none of the current territories are large enough or are too much like Latin and South American countries
Voting Age: 18.
Gerrymandering: Should be drawn by independent, non partisan commissions
Voter ID: Support voter id laws

Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise it
Taxation: Keep present tax levels
Healthcare: Support ACA, but it could be improved
Military: Should have its budget cut and end pointless programs like the F-35

Foreign Policy
War: Should only defend countries that are being invaded
Israel-Palestine: Israel should keep its current borders
Nukes: Neutral
Foreign Aid: Against when it is given to countries that are extremely corrupt since it would just be embezzled from
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« Reply #1280 on: January 27, 2018, 01:40:57 am »

Social Policy
Abortion: Don`t care if you have one
Drugs: Should be treated like alcohol, if you want it to be banned in your state or county then you can have it banned if you don`t then it will be legal there
Gay Marriage: Support
Death penalty: Support
Church and State: Uphold First and Fourteenth Amendment
Stem cell research: Support
PATRIOT Act: Repeal as violation of Fourth Amendment
Gun control: Fine where it is
Assisted suicide: Neutral
Gambling: Allow it

Electoral Reform
Term Limits: Only for president, vice-president and governors
Statehood: Oppose none of the current territories are large enough or are too much like Latin and South American countries
Voting Age: 18.
Gerrymandering: Should be drawn by independent, non partisan commissions
Voter ID: Support voter id laws

Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise it
Taxation: Keep present tax levels
Healthcare: Support ACA, but it could be improved
Military: Should have its budget cut and end pointless programs like the F-35

Foreign Policy
War: Should only defend countries that are being invaded
Israel-Palestine: Israel should keep its current borders
Nukes: Neutral
Foreign Aid: Against when it is given to countries that are extremely corrupt since it would just be embezzled from

Is that code for “Puerto Rico and D. C. are too Hispanic?”
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« Reply #1281 on: January 27, 2018, 12:16:44 pm »

Social Policy
Abortion: Don`t care if you have one
Drugs: Should be treated like alcohol, if you want it to be banned in your state or county then you can have it banned if you don`t then it will be legal there
Gay Marriage: Support
Death penalty: Support
Church and State: Uphold First and Fourteenth Amendment
Stem cell research: Support
PATRIOT Act: Repeal as violation of Fourth Amendment
Gun control: Fine where it is
Assisted suicide: Neutral
Gambling: Allow it

Electoral Reform
Term Limits: Only for president, vice-president and governors
Statehood: Oppose none of the current territories are large enough or are too much like Latin and South American countries
Voting Age: 18.
Gerrymandering: Should be drawn by independent, non partisan commissions
Voter ID: Support voter id laws

Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise it
Taxation: Keep present tax levels
Healthcare: Support ACA, but it could be improved
Military: Should have its budget cut and end pointless programs like the F-35

Foreign Policy
War: Should only defend countries that are being invaded
Israel-Palestine: Israel should keep its current borders
Nukes: Neutral
Foreign Aid: Against when it is given to countries that are extremely corrupt since it would just be embezzled from

Is that code for “Puerto Rico and D. C. are too Hispanic?”

No I meant that the government acts like the ones in Latin and South America and one of the major political parties are against statehood. Also I don`t know why you are talking about Washington D.C since only nine percent of its population is Hispanic.
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« Reply #1282 on: January 28, 2018, 01:18:27 am »

How does D. C. act like a Latin American government? How does Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico has a pretty successful government that, much like our own, has fallen too heavily into debt.
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« Reply #1283 on: January 28, 2018, 11:16:31 am »

How does D. C. act like a Latin American government? How does Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico has a pretty successful government that, much like our own, has fallen too heavily into debt.

You were the one that brought up D.C. I was talking about the oversea territories.
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« Reply #1284 on: January 28, 2018, 03:00:37 pm »

How does D. C. act like a Latin American government? How does Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico has a pretty successful government that, much like our own, has fallen too heavily into debt.

You were the one that brought up D.C. I was talking about the oversea territories.

Okay. How does Puerto Rico?
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« Reply #1285 on: February 15, 2018, 07:01:25 pm »

Social Issues

Abortion
- Against with the exception of danger to the life of mother
- Support Planned Parenthood as long as funding isn’t used for abortions

LGBTQ+ Rights
- Support same sex marriage and adoption
- Please go to the bathroom with your assigned gender at birth
- Allow voluntary conversion therapy
- No issue with LGB citizens in the military

Guns:
- Support background checks (would help at least a little bit)
- Do not support gun bans and magazine limits
- Support both open and concealed carry

Drugs
- Support full legalization of marijuana
- Support decriminalization of harder stuff, prefer focusing on addiction as a mental illness vs. a crime

Religious Freedom
- Should be protected
- The government should not force citizens or businesses to operate against their religious views

Death Penalty
- Support for extreme cases where the crime is especially heinous and there is no doubt about who committed the crime (ex. serial killers, terrorists, etc.)

Euthanasia
- Support as long as the patient is terminally ill and expected to live 6 months or less
- Patient must be of sound mind to make the decision, must not be a result of mental illness
- Doctor cannot be forced to perform the procedure, but should be able to recommend one who will

Immigration
- Create a pathway to citizenship for all non-violent immigrants, deport ones who are violent
- Oppose making English official language, but basic knowledge should be required
- Increase border security, but make the process of legally coming here easier

Confederate Flags/Monuments
- History should not be erased, do not support removing
- Should be protected from desecration
- Would prefer a plaque or sign placing them in context vs removal or placement in museums
- If people want to fly it, let them fly it.

Political Correctness
- People these days take it way too far
- Know your audience and try not to be a jerk
- It's not that serious

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage
- Abolish

Trade
- Support fair trade. It’s incredibly crucial to re-negotiate and doing a better job with future deals so American businesses and industries are not harmed.
- Support tariffs on some imports to protect American industries.

Taxes
- No huge issues with current tax rates, though we need to be better about how we are using the money
- Simplify the tax code to make it easier for people to understand

Environment

Climate Change
- Climate change is real, and caused by humans and is natural
- Renegotiate Paris climate deal

Renewable Energy
- Strongly support new forms of nuclear power
- Support investing in solar, wind, and hydroelectric power.
- Support phasing out of fossil fuel usage

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« Reply #1286 on: February 15, 2018, 08:16:59 pm »

Social Issues

Abortion
- Support a 20-week ban with the exception of danger to the life of mother
- Support Planned Parenthood as long as funding isn’t used for abortions

LGBTQ+ Rights
- Support same sex marriage and adoption
- Sexual orientation should be protected by anti-discrimination laws
- Anyone can use whichever bathroom they want
- Allow voluntary conversion therapy
- No issue with LGBTQ+ citizens in the military

Guns:
- Support background checks
- Prevent those who are unfit from obtaining a gun (ex. extreme cases of mental/psychological disability, those who have a record of violent crime - especially gun related charges, etc.)
- Do not support gun bans and magazine limits
- Support both open and concealed carry

Drugs
- Support full legalization of marijuana
- Support decriminalization of harder stuff, prefer focusing on addiction as a mental illness vs. a crime

Religious Freedom
- Should be protected
- The government should not force citizens or businesses to operate against their religious views

Death Penalty
- Support for extreme cases where the crime is especially heinous and there is no doubt about who committed the crime (ex. serial killers, terrorists, etc.)

Euthanasia
- Support as long as the patient is terminally ill and expected to live 6 months or less
- Patient must be of sound mind to make the decision, must not be a result of mental illness
- Doctor cannot be forced to perform the procedure, but should be able to recommend one who will

Immigration
- Create a pathway to citizenship for all non-violent immigrants, deport ones who are violent
- Oppose making English official language, but basic knowledge should be required
- Increase border security, but make the process of legally coming here easier

Confederate Flags/Monuments
- History should not be erased, do not support removing
- Should be protected from desecration
- Would prefer a plaque or sign placing them in context vs removal or placement in museums
- If people want to fly it, let them fly it.

Political Correctness
- People these days take it way too far
- Know your audience and try not to be a jerk
- It's not that serious

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage
- Should be increased, but rate should determined based on cost of living in the areas where people reside, though support keeping a reasonable federal minimum wage to avoid people being taken advantage of
- Definitely no federal increase to $15
- Adjust with inflation
- Businesses should not be placed at risk

Trade
- Support some fair trade. It’s incredibly crucial to re-negotiate and doing a better job with future deals so American businesses and industries are not harmed.
- Support tariffs on select imports to protect American industries.

Taxes
- No huge issues with current tax rates, though we need to be better about how we are using the money
- Simplify the tax code to make it easier for people to understand

Environment

Climate Change
- Climate change is real, and caused by humans and is natural
- In favor of putting in place limits on carbon dioxide output

Renewable Energy
- Strongly support new forms of nuclear power
- Support investing in solar, wind, and hydroelectric power.
- Support phasing out of fossil fuel usage

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I'm very confused right now. you seem like an alt-right type and yet most of your stated views here are centrist or even slightly left-of-center.
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« Reply #1287 on: February 16, 2018, 05:37:44 am »

I'm very confused right now. you seem like an alt-right type and yet most of your stated views here are centrist or even slightly left-of-center.

Prolly because I don’t give af about certain social issues, the only ones that really matter to me are trade, immigration and energy... I’ve never been alt-right and it just looks like it cuz I troll 90% of the time. My views might be centrish I guess but ISideWith still has Trump at 84% for me.
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« Reply #1288 on: February 16, 2018, 08:15:55 pm »

I'm very confused right now. you seem like an alt-right type and yet most of your stated views here are centrist or even slightly left-of-center.

Prolly because I don’t give af about certain social issues, the only ones that really matter to me are trade, immigration and energy... I’ve never been alt-right and it just looks like it cuz I troll 90% of the time. My views might be centrish I guess but ISideWith still has Trump at 84% for me.
You sound moderate on immigration and energy as well, definitely not an alt-right reactionary type.
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« Reply #1289 on: February 19, 2018, 03:44:43 am »

Ideology
Social: Center on some issues, left on others
Economic: Social democrat
Foreign Policy: Dovish
Political Registration: D-NV

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-choice. Support Planned Parenthood, support not allowing states to defund it and overturn the Hyde Amendment.

Same-Sex Marriage: Duh.

Transgender Issues: Use the restroom of their gender, not the one they were born with.

Drugs: War on Drugs is a disaster. Legalize, tax, and regulate drugs, starting with weed, but one legalization at a time.

Death Penalty: Oppose and pro-lifers who support this are massive hypocrites.

Gun Control: Close gun show loophole and expand background checks. Anything else is too far, and I'd go as far as saying blue states go too far with this.

Affirmative Action: Support.

Prostitution: No; women shouldn't be bribec to have sex.

Euthanasia: Oppose on moral grounds, along with physician assisted suicide.

Immigration: Keep the border secure, deport criminals who are here illegally, citizenship to all illegals if they aren't criminals and pay taxes in 10 years.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Pro-BLM and oppose police brutality and hold officers accountable.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Pro-free speech, but the GOP are massive hypocrites on this. They are so quick to call college students at California who shut down right wing speakers SJW (correctly), but anytime a Democrat says something un-American, the have a thin skin and get defensive, basically becoming right wind SJW's. Political Correctness is necessary in order to protect politics from staying civil, and oftentimes "telling it how it is" is a code word for racism on the right

School Prayer: Status quo.

Muslim Ban: No.

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Need a warrant


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise to $15 at a rate of 50 cents per year, then index to inflation.

Social Security: Lift the taxable income cap, and cut the income tax rates to help pay for Medicare for All. Do not support expanding the program. And no Social Security is not broke contrary to whatever the GOP wants you to think.

Healthcare: Support Medicare for All, similar to Bernie's bill, but phased in over a longer period of time. Second choice would be a public option. Also support drug imports from Canada, whose markets are already tightly regulated, and allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices with drug companies.

Globalization/Trade: Support free trade in theory, but that doesn't make every free trade deal good. Oppose TPP, support re-negotiation of NAFTA.

Deficit/Debt: Debt doesn't matter. Deficits don't if there's a recession, but do if the economy is good and all Americans are prospering.

Campaign Finance Reform: Limits on donations to all campaigns, congressional campaign committees, and state/national parties, with guaranteed public funding. Gut SuperPacs and corporate Pac money. Also limit how much you could self-fund your campaign.

Unions: Get rid of the Taft-Hartley Act that created right to work, which was created y the Republicans in attempt to undercut unions.

Energy: Pro-solar. Pro-wind. Pro-nuclear. Anti-coal.

Job Creation: A second new deal. Infrastructure redevelopment across the Rust Belt for not just better roads, but better sewer and drainage systems, as well nationwide broadband. Also need tighter building codes and larger seawalls to withstand natural disasters like hurricanes.

Education: Support common core, make in-state college free, universal childcare, support full day kindergarten, and universal pre-K.

Taxes: Raise marginal tax rates on wealthy when appropriate. Would like to see the top 1% pay as much as they did in an effective tax rates to prior to Reagan. Also support a carbon tax and a tax on Wall Street speculation. Repeal the Bill Clinton capital gains tax cut, Trump's income tax cuts, Bush's tax cuts, expand earned income tax credit, hijack the coporate tax rate back up to 30%.


Other economic issues: Paid family medical leave by law (12 weeks for maternity leave 2 weeks for paternity leave). 10 days of vacation time by law.

Foreign Policy
Middle East: Get out. None of the countries unilaterally have attacked us. Fully support the Iran Deal. Oh, and quit funding Saudi Arabia as they continue to massacre civilians in Yemen and show respect to international law. I'm not a Pacifist, however. If there's a genocide or illegal occupation, aid, and if necessary, military should be used, but you have to go through the UN first.

Syria Refuges: Support Obama era policies but we can only take so many and we have to ensure we maintain the proper vetting.

Israel/Palestine: If I were alive in 1948, I wouldn't have favored the creation of Israel. But this is 2017, not 1948. Favor two internationally recognized states with 1967 border (and no the Palestine state should not be free of Jews Hamas). I'm no fan of Israel, but Palestine aren't exactly angels either. Oppose BDS, since pressure is needed on Palestine too.

North Korea: Go back to Bill Clinton's foreign policy towards North Korea.

Russia: Supported sanctions for electing melding, and annexing Crimea. But we should avoid war with them unless they attack us unilaterally.

Climate Change
Anthropogenic Climate change is real and is naturally occurring. Support increasing funding towards climate change, with an increased emphasis on aerosols. Oppose efforts to privatize NOAA. Support Paris Climate Agreement but it needs to be enforceable. Also increased money towards weather forecasting, most notably to improve the US based Global Forecast System.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Support to avoid the smaller states from being screwed over but expand the size of the house.

Gerrymandering: Oppose. Support independent commission with guidelines on not splitting up COI for both congressional and legislative seats.

Term limits: Oppose for legislative seats, support for executive seats.

Voter ID: Oppose.

Instant Run-off Voting: Support

Primaries: Let the states decide, but all states should hold the presidential and statewide office primaries on the same day, eliminating the urge for caucuses.

Statehood: Make D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico as states, along with maybe the NMI and the Virgin Islands (or combine them with PR/Guam). Let American Samoa be its own nation or be annexed by Western Samoa.

Voting age: Let states decide on whether it should be lowered to 16.

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« Reply #1290 on: March 04, 2018, 03:43:49 pm »

Social: Mixed
Economic: Center-Right
Foreign Policy: Non-interventionist
Preferred Parties: Republican Party, Conservative Party of Canada

SOCIAL POLICY
Abortion: Fully legal up until the 20th week; only under life-threatening circumstances after that. Continue to fund Planned Parenthood, so long as no public funds go to abortion services.

Same-Sex Marriage:
Support, but religious leaders should have the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples.

Conversion Therapy: Fine, so long as no federal funds to towards it.

LGBTQ+ Issues: Keep transgenders in the military. Give the bathroom issue to the states.

Drugs: Fully legalize and regulate cannabis. Prefer rehabilitation over incarceration for possession of harder drugs. Add a 20% tax onto all cannabis, alcohol and tobacco products.

Death Penalty: Reserve for Terrorism and High Treason, and in the event of martial law.

Gun Control: Ban bump stocks. Expand and improve the background check systems. Allow for law enforcement to cease weapons by court order. Although I don't personally see the need to own an AR-15, as a Canadian I have no right to question the constitution of a foreign country.

Affirmative Action: Oppose, but institute a "blind" hiring procedure for federal positions.

Prostitution: Legal to sell as an individual, but a $500 fine for soliciting. Jail time for pimping or keeping a brothel.

Euthanasia: Legal, but only if the individual provides written consent, including through a written will or end-of-life care instructions.

Immigration: Replace the diversity lottery with a merit-based system. Harden the Mexican border, with physical barriers wherever practical. Increase funding to Border Security, and work to eliminate ALL forms of illegal immigration. Fully support DACA.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter:
Every instance of police brutality should be taken seriously, fully investigated, and the guilty parties prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I support BLM for bringing this issue to the forefront, but they should also touch on other issues facing the black community, like poverty and black-on-black crime.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: PC has gone too far. All speech, including hate speech, should be protected.

School Prayer: Let individual districts decide this for themselves.

Muslim Ban: Oppose, but visitors and immigrants from Muslim countries should be subject to advanced screening for possible terrorist connections.

Surveillance: Should require a warrant.

ECONOMIC ISSUES
Minimum Wage: Increase to $9.00, and increase by $0.20 per year so long as the economy is not in recession. Pass a law requiring all states and territories to institute a minimum wage at or above the federal minimum wage.

Welfare: Oppose handouts, but support legitimate assistance, such as Medicaid, Rent Assistance, and (stripped down) EBT.

Social Security: Keep it the way it is.

Healthcare: Oppose both free-market healthcare and single-payer. Keep the industry privatized, but make essential services (ambulance, ER, essential drugs, etc.) 100% refundable through income tax rebates.

Trade: Renegotiate NAFTA, and consider going back to the bargaining table with TPP. Support reasonable tarriffs on certain imports.

Deficit/Debt: A balanced budget is a noble end goal, but isn't worth cutting essential services for.

Campaign Finance Reform: Maximum donation limits for individuals, NGOs, unions and corporations. Disqualify all candidates who violate campaign finance law.

Unions: Support, but all workers should be able to choose whether or not they join a union.

Energy: Support clean energy, especially nuclear and hydroelectric. Slowly and gradually phase out coal.

Job Creation: Leave this to the market.

Education: Eliminate common core and standardized testing. Subsidize post-secondary education for seniors, veterans, and indigenous persons.

Taxes: Support a progressive income tax, with a 40% tax for earnings over $200,000, and no income tax for earnings under $20,000. Implement a flat 10% sales tax, 25% corporate tax, and abolish capital gains tax. Close off all loopholes, and fully replace incarceration with asset forfieture for tax evaders.

FOREIGN POLICY

Stay out of future conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Support a two-state solution using 1967 ceasefire lines. Place sanctions in Saudi Arabia, while thawing relations with Russia, China and Cuba. Increase presence of troops and nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan. Severely cut back on foreign aid, and only go to war if an ally is directly attacked.

CANADIAN ISSUES

Repeal the Carbon Tax. Reverse the revisions to the national anthem. Stop recognizing indigenous land claims, and instead work to abolish the federal Indian Reservation System, and lift indigenous communities out of poverty. limit Senators to ten-year terms, and allow them to be appointed only by the Governor General, on the advice of the Lieutenant Governor and Premier of the province or territory they would represent.
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« Reply #1291 on: March 10, 2018, 09:35:46 pm »

I'm very confused right now. you seem like an alt-right type and yet most of your stated views here are centrist or even slightly left-of-center.

Prolly because I don’t give af about certain social issues, the only ones that really matter to me are trade, immigration and energy... I’ve never been alt-right and it just looks like it cuz I troll 90% of the time. My views might be centrish I guess but ISideWith still has Trump at 84% for me.
You sound moderate on immigration and energy as well, definitely not an alt-right reactionary type.


A lot of moderate alt-right/lite populists come from relatively progressive backgrounds and are  quite moderate outside of nationalism or even racism in some cases. That troll from Sweden that got banned here was a lot like that. I know a kid from KCMO who was like that. Though some of his posts make my head hurt when is justifying his racism or fetishizing guns, he is quite funny.
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« Reply #1292 on: March 13, 2018, 11:28:55 pm »

Capitalism is evil, abortion is murder, and technology will kill us all.
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« Reply #1293 on: March 14, 2018, 11:38:15 pm »

Here's a slightly updated one. I doubt it's changed much from the last time, I just like doing stuff like this.

Social Policy

Abortion
– I personally oppose abortion, and see it as morally wrong.
– I don't care a whole lot about abortion politically. It's a non-issue for me.

LGBT Rights
– Support equal rights as heterosexuals. Simple as that.
– Ban conversion therapy, unless it's consensual (for whatever reason).

Guns:
– Don't support banning any certain type of gun.
– Support allowing gun possession for medical marijuana users.
– Support enforcing the laws we have.
– Support universal background checks.

Drugs
– Marijuana, mushrooms, LSD, other soft drugs should be legalized.
– There should not be a limit on amount of marijuana you are allowed to possess, or number of plants you can grow.
– Hard drug use should be decriminalized and the sentence should be rehab.
– The DEA should only be focused on smuggling of hard drugs.

Death Penalty
– I oppose the death penalty, with the exception of war criminals.

Prostitution
– I support legalizing all forms of prostitution.

Immigration
– Support amnesty for all non-criminal illegals.
– I oppose a wall as it wouldn't be effective.
– I also oppose an open-border policy.

Term Limits
– I support limits on number of consecutive terms, but not lifetime limits.

Affirmative Action
– I oppose affirmative action.

Confederate Flags/Monuments
– It should be up to the town or county, not the federal government.
– Statues that are removed should be put in museums, not destroyed.
– Right to display the confederate flag falls under the 1st amendment.

PATRIOT Act and NSA Surveillance
– The PATRIOT Act should be repealed.
– The NSA should be abolished and all its necessary functions transferred to the CIA.
– Whistleblowers should be constitutionally protected.

First Amendment
– The First Amendment should be absolute and should apply everywhere.

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage
– The minimum wage should depend on the cost of living, but should not be lower than $12 anywhere.

Trade
– Renegotiate NAFTA, withdraw from the WTO.
– Don't enter the TPP.
– I am skeptical of free trade agreements.
– I oppose outsourcing of jobs. Corporations that outsource should be severely punished.

Taxes
– I support abolition of the income tax for anyone making under $30,000 a year.
– Taxes should be much higher than they are now for anyone making over $1,000,000 a year.

Social Security
– I strongly support social security. No raising the retirement age and no privatization.

Healthcare
– I support universal healthcare.

College tuition
– College tuition should be affordable or free. Student loan debts should be forgiven.

Foreign Policy

Russia/China
– U.S., China, and Russia should be very strong allies.

Military Spending and Foreign Aid
– Spending on both should be decreased.
– No foreign aid to dictatorships or corrupt states.

Syria
– Withdraw from Syria and let the problem sort itself out.

Afghanistan
– Withdraw from Afghanistan and let the problem sort itself out.

Environment

Renewable Energy
– Renewable energy should be preferred. Geothermal especially should be explored.

Elections

Reform
– Support limits on campaign contributions.
– Institute ranked-choice voting and multi-member districts.
– Abolish the electoral college.
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« Reply #1294 on: March 15, 2018, 07:39:54 pm »

My views revolving around social issues.

Gay marriage: Support

Affirmative action: oppose

Term limits: Support

Guns:
-support raising the age to buy a gun from 18 to 21
-supports universal background checks.
-does not support a assault weapons ban.

Immigration Issues:
-Immigrants shouldn’t be rounded up by ICE agents
-Children born here legally should be allowed to stay
-People should be punished for not waiting to legally enter the country.
-support amnesty for non-criminal illegal immigrants.

Abortion:
-personally oppose, but I still personally allow it.
-dislikes funding abortion services using tax dollars.

Drugs:
-Try to intragate previous drug users in prison back into society.
-legalize marijuana and other soft drugs
-people should get licenses to personally have hard drugs.

Prostitution: Legalize brothels and highly regulate the service of prostitution.

Issues concerning surveillance:
-Repeal the PATRIOT act
-Whistleblowers should be protected.

Death penalty: opposed, except for war criminals.







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« Reply #1295 on: March 15, 2018, 08:00:09 pm »

Here I go again. I'll try to cover as many topics as possible.

- I'm 100% pro-choice and do not support any restrictions on abortion other than banning partial birth abortions (except for in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother)
- I fully support equal rights for all LGBT people, they should be allowed to marry, serve in the military, and adopt children as well as everything else that straight people are allowed to do
- I support legalizing all drugs and creating a treatment based approach to drug abuse rather than another pointless war on drugs that won't do a lick of good
- I support a pathway to citizenship for illegals already here and believe legal immigration should be made as easy as possible to seriously cut down on illegal immigration. I oppose the wall but we do need to make sure we have a secure border and we keep out people who pose a serious threat to the country
- I strongly oppose the travel ban and any kind of religious-based ban, these don't work and are based solely on fear-mongering and xenophobia
- I don't believe in banning school prayer or anything like that, but non-religious students shouldn't be forced to participate in anything that violates their beliefs
- I support school choice but also public schools, oppose vouchers for the most part
- I support Affirmative Action in most cases, but think it shouldn't just apply to blacks
- I'm neutral on removing Confederate statues, but they do not belong at any official Government sites or state capitals.  Rednecks can fly the flag if they wish, it's their right to do so
- I am a free speech absolutist and believe that as long as you aren't directly inciting violence you should be allowed to say whatever you please
- The right to peacefully protest is also essential and I support it for everyone regardless of how vile some of their views may be
- I don't believe in putting US boots on the ground to fight any war, I believe we should use a foreign coalition of soldiers + US drone strikes
- I strongly support free trade, NAFTA, TPP, and any other trade deals
- I support cutting taxes for the poor and middle class, and keeping them where they are for the wealthy and big corporations
- I prefer a Japanese style healthcare system to either Obamacare or a purely free market approach that the GOP advocates
- I absolutely oppose the death penalty in all cases as it is not the government's job to decide which citizens live or die, and on top of this it's well known that it does not deter crime. in really extreme cases like war criminals or terrorists, it may however be the appropriate punishment.
- I support the right of terminally ill people to commit assisted suicide with a reputable physician helping them
- I am a big supporter of the 2nd Amendment, but we need tough background checks, a longer waiting period, and a ban on bump stocks as it makes zero sense for someone to be able to legally convert a legal weapon into an illegal weapon
- I support Trump's decision to move the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem
- I don't think political correctness is a serious issue in modern society
- I'm obviously 100% against racists and the alt-right, but still respect their right to spew their vile views
- I believe that it's undeniable that climate change is real and it should be treated as a national security threat
- I believe we should have a generous welfare state, but ensure that any fraud is stamped out immediately and the perps are prosecuted
- I don't support raising the retirement age for social security
- I don't believe the Government has the right to punish sanctuary cities
- I support the NSA, but they need to be monitored carefully by a watch dog to ensure that they don't violate anyone's fourth amendment rights
- And lastly, I don't think it's really the Governments job to tell people what they can or can't do as long as whatever they're doing does not harm anyone physically.
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« Reply #1296 on: March 29, 2018, 06:16:40 pm »

Ideology
Social: Moderately liberal
Economic: Liberal
Foreign Policy: Non-Intervionalist

Social Policy
Abortion: 100% pro-choice. Support Planned Parenthood and federal funding toward it. I might be open to allowing states to decide if they want to ban abortions after a certain number of weeks, likely 20 weeks being the minimum.

Same-Sex Marriage: Unequically support.

Transgender Issues: Use whatever bathroom you are most comfortable with. I don’t really care.

Drugs: Legalize marijuana, while taxing and regulating it like alcohol. The War on Drugs is pointless.

Death Penalty: Support. There are some criminals who commit crimes so heinous that they aren’t worthy of life.

Gun Control: Expand background checks. Against an assault weapons ban or raising the age to purchase to 21. You shouldn’t be allowed to vote or register in the draft before being able to buy a gun. (Everything should be 18 - drinking age should be lowered.) There needs to be more done to address mental health and the stigma surrounding it.

Affirmative Action: Support, in order to prevent discrimination.

Prostitution: Status quo.

Euthanasia: Support, as long as the patient has less than 6 months to live and is in substantial pain on a daily basis.

Immigration: More funding for border security but no wall. Deport every illegal who commits a crime (not counting a traffic violation or things of that nature.) Protect DACA.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Support BLM.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Support free speech. If we don’t have this, we don’t have a country. Everyone has the right to say what they want as long as they aren’t inciting violence. PC culture has also gone too far.

School Prayer: No for public schools, up for private schools to decide.

Muslim Ban: No way.

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Support both.


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise to $12.50 nationwide and allow states to increase further if they choose.

Social Security: Gradually raise minimum age to 68 for all by 2030. If you collected before 2030 and you are/were younger than that you’re grandfathered in.

Healthcare: Single-payer system.

Globalization/Trade: Support TPP and NAFTA, but very weary of free trade. Too many jobs in the Rust Belt are being lost and something needs to be done to help these people.

Deficit/Debt: Irrelevant. Republicans say they care about the national debt and then pass legislation which happens to raise it even further. Democrats do the later as well, but don’t lie about caring about it like Republicans do.

Campaign Finance Reform: Limit on how much can be donated to a campaign.

Unions: Very-pro. In favor of legislation to protect unions.

Energy: Pro renewable energy. We need to move more so away from coal.

Job Creation: A major infrastructure deal. A greater focus on training and re-training individuals in order to be acclimated to the 21st century. Coal mine and steel mill jobs aren’t coming back to the level they were 50 years ago, but Democrats shouldn’t turn their backs to these people.

Education: Support Common Core. Establish a universal day care, find a way to make undergraduate college degrees more affordable. Better information needs to be given to college applicants and incoming college students about the loans they take.

Taxes: Set corporation tax rates to 28% and given tax credits to companies who don’t ship jobs and companies overseas.

INDIVIDUAL               JOINTLY
10%: Up to $10,000            10%: Up to $20,000
12%: $10,001 to $60,000         12%: $20,001 to $120,000
24%: $60,001 to $150,000         24%: $120,001 to $300,000
36%: $150,001 to $500,000      36%: $300,001 to $1,000,000
40%: over $500,000            40%: over $1,000,000

Cuts down the brackets from seven to five. Essentially does it by multiples of 12 (12%, 24%, and 36%) to simplify things, with a 10% bracket and a 40% bracket. Raises taxes on singles making over 60k filing single and those making over 120k filing jointly by 2%. Those making under these thresholds will see a reduction. These figures will be adjusted for inflation.

Other economic issues: More needs to be done to address the growing income inequality in this country. Establish three weeks of paid vacation minimum for every job, which may be increased down the road. 3 months paid maternity leave and 3 weeks paid paternity leave.

Foreign Policy
Middle East: The UN needs to be stronger, so we should not be playing a huge role here. To be blunt we should be focused on trying to ensure that we can get the cheapest oil possible.

Syrian Refugees: Support taking in refugees. However, they must be vetted extremely closely (unfortunately, more so for men over 18.)

Israel/Palestine: Support Israel, but like I stated earlier we need to try and pull back from the Middle East.

North Korea: North Korea is not as much of a threat as Russia. We must exhaust every diplomatic measure we have before thinking of taking another action. I think Kim Jong-un is more bark than bite.

Russia: Enforce stronger economic sanctions and provide support to our allies who share our mindset.

Climate Change: Is real and is mostly caused by humankind. Anyone who thinks otherwise in the face of science is a fool. Support increasing funding towards climate change, as well as the Paris Climate Agreement.


Electoral Issues
Gerrymandering: Oppose. Support independent commission to draw congressional maps.

Term limits: Oppose.

Voter ID: Support, but the type of ID shouldn’t be so strict. Government IDs should be cheap and easy to buy.

Voting age: Keep at 18.
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« Reply #1297 on: March 31, 2018, 02:32:37 am »

Ideology
Social: Center with a libertarian streak
Economic: Social democrat
Foreign Policy: Dovish internationalist
Political Registration: D-NV

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-choice. Support Planned Parenthood, support not allowing states to defund it and overturn the Hyde Amendment. Drifting towards a ban at X weeks however and opposed to partial birth abortion.

Same-Sex Marriage: Duh.

Transgender Issues: Use the restroom of their gender, not the one they were born with. I find it disgusting that people think they are just making sh**t up when they know they identify as the opposite gender.

Drugs: War on Drugs is a disaster. Legalize, tax, and regulate drugs, starting with weed, but one legalization at a time.

Death Penalty: Oppose and pro-lifers who support this are massive hypocrites.

Gun Control: Close gun show loophole, ban bump stocks, and expand background checks. Anything else is too far, and I'd go as far as saying blue states go too far with this. Ideally I'd ban be open to a high capacity magazine ban but I think in the era of polarization, such ban at the federal level would lead to a black market forming.

Affirmative Action: Agnostic.

Prostitution: No; women shouldn't be bribed to have sex.

Euthanasia: Oppose on moral grounds.

Immigration: Keep the border secure, deport criminals who are here illegally, citizenship to all illegals if they aren't criminals and pay taxes in 10 years, but I'd be willing to compromise for no citizenship and just legalization.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Pro-BLM and oppose police brutality and hold officers accountable.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Pro-free speech, but the GOP are massive hypocrites on this. They are so quick to call college students at California who shut down right wing speakers SJW (correctly), but anytime a Democrat says something un-American, the have a thin skin and get defensive, basically becoming right wind SJW's. Political Correctness is necessary in order to protect politics from staying civil, and oftentimes "telling it how it is" is a code word for racism on the right

School Prayer: Status quo.

Muslim Ban: No.

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Need a warrant


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise to $15 at a rate of 50 cents per year, then index to inflation.

Social Security: Lift the taxable income cap, and cut the income tax rates to help pay for Medicare for All. Do not support expanding the program. And no Social Security is not broke contrary to whatever the GOP wants you to think.

Healthcare: Support Medicare for All, similar to Bernie's bill, but phased in over a longer period of time, and it should be no more comprehensive than the current Medicare program, at least for now. Second choice would be Medicare Extra, but in order for that to work, employer essential health insurance would have to fall apart. Also support drug imports from Canada, whose markets are already tightly regulated, and allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices with drug companies.

Globalization/Trade: Support free trade in theory, at least with higher wage countries, but that doesn't make every free trade deal good. Oppose TPP, support re-negotiation of NAFTA.

Deficit/Debt: Debt doesn't matter. Deficits don't if there's a recession, but do if the economy is good and all Americans are prospering.

Campaign Finance Reform: Limits on donations to all campaigns, congressional campaign committees, and state/national parties, with guaranteed public funding. Gut SuperPacs and corporate Pac money. Also limit how much you could self-fund your campaign.

Unions: Get rid of the Taft-Hartley Act that created right to work, which was created by the Republicans in attempt to undercut unions.

Energy: Pro-solar. Pro-wind. Pro-nuclear. Anti-coal.

Job Creation: A second new deal. Infrastructure redevelopment across the Rust Belt for not just better roads, but better sewer and drainage systems, as well nationwide broadband. Also need tighter building codes and larger seawalls to withstand natural disasters like hurricanes.

Education: Support common core, make in-state college free, universal childcare, support full day kindergarten, and universal pre-K.

Taxes: Raise marginal tax rates on wealthy when appropriate. Would like to see the top 1% pay as much as they did in an effective tax rates to prior to Reagan. Also support a carbon tax and a tax on Wall Street speculation. Repeal the Bill Clinton capital gains tax cut, Trump's income tax cuts, Bush's tax cuts, expand earned income tax credit, hijack the corporate tax rate back up to 30%.


Other economic issues: Paid family medical leave by law (12 weeks for maternity leave 8 weeks for paternity leave). 10 days of vacation time by law.

Foreign Policy
Middle East: Get out. None of the countries unilaterally have attacked us. Fully support the Iran Deal. Oh, and quit funding Saudi Arabia as they continue to massacre civilians in Yemen and show respect to international law. I'm not a pacifist, however. If there's a genocide or illegal occupation, aid, and if necessary, military should be used, but you have to go through the UN first and show respect for international law. There's a reason we're considered by others to be the number one threat to world piece. I also think this idea that regime change will lead to democracy is insane. 

Syria Refuges: Support Obama era policies but we can only take so many and we have to ensure we maintain the proper vetting.

Israel/Palestine: If I were alive in 1948, I may or may not have favored the creation of Israel. But this is 2017, not 1948. Favor two internationally recognized states with 1967 border (and no the Palestine state should not be free of Jews Hamas). I'm no fan of Israel, but Palestine is worse, but there's no good one side. Oppose BDS, since pressure is needed on Palestine too.

North Korea: Go back to Bill Clinton's foreign policy towards North Korea.

Russia: Supported sanctions for electing melding, and annexing Crimea. But we should avoid war with them unless they attack us unilaterally.

Climate Change
Anthropogenic Climate change is real and is naturally occurring. Support increasing funding towards climate change, with an increased emphasis on aerosols. Oppose efforts to privatize NOAA. Support Paris Climate Agreement but it needs to be enforceable. Also increased money towards weather forecasting, most notably to improve the US based Global Forecast System.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Support to avoid the smaller states from being screwed over but expand the size of the house.

Gerrymandering: Oppose. Support independent commission with guidelines on not splitting up COI for both congressional and legislative seats.

Term limits: Oppose for legislative seats, support for executive seats.

Voter ID: Oppose.

Instant Run-off Voting: Support

Primaries: Let the states decide, but all states should hold the presidential and statewide office primaries on the same day, eliminating the urge for caucuses.

Statehood: Make D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico as states, along with maybe the NMI and the Virgin Islands (or combine them with PR/Guam). Let American Samoa be its own nation or be annexed by Western Samoa.

Voting age: Let states decide on whether it should be lowered to 16.

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« Reply #1298 on: April 10, 2018, 06:54:40 pm »

As you can see from my profile, I am VERY far right socially and left-wing economically.  My political party would be the America First Party from Hearts of Iron IV: Kaiserreich mod.
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« Reply #1299 on: April 12, 2018, 06:06:11 pm »

Left-wing, progressive but supports moderates in the end.
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Driven out of Florida by Andrew Gillum's commie supporters. Living in Connecticut and winning the gubernatorial race because of MUHLOY.
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