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« on: December 16, 2017, 12:27:50 am »
« edited: February 19, 2018, 03:44:16 am by YE »

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 #1 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 #2 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 #3 on: May 03, 2018, 10:00:36 pm »

Ideology
Social: Center with a libertarian streak
Economic: Social democrat
Foreign Policy: Dovish internationalist
Overall: Socially moderate/fiscally populist
Political Registration: D-NV

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-choice to viability, but pro-life thereafter. Support Planned Parenthood, support not allowing states to defund it and overturn the Hyde Amendment as long as early term abortion is legal. Support ban on 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 soft drugs, starting with weed, but one legalization at a time, and keep hard drugs illegal.

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

Gun Control: Pro-gun. Close gun show loophole, ban bump stocks, and expand background checks. 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 but lean oppose.

Prostitution: No

Euthanasia: Oppose on moral grounds (pro-life).

Immigration: Keep the border secure (which believe it or not is working given the recent decline in net immigration), 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. I'm kinda annoyed at the rhetoric of many Democrats on this as of late that makes me question if they believe in borders, even some Justice Democrats who I otherwise support, including Kamala Harris.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Pro-BLM and oppose police brutality and hold officers accountable. Oppose mandatory minimums and for profit prisons.

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 and index to inflation Raise 50 cents per year to whenever it converges with $11 indexed 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. Generally oppose, unless we have a product we can't make elsewhere and visa versa. 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: Massively pro-labor. Get rid of the Taft-Hartley Act that created right to work, which was created by the Republicans in attempt to undercut unions. Support card check.

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

Job Creation: A second new deal. Infrastructure redevelopment for not just better roads, bridges, and highways, 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 (with some regulations), universal childcare, support full day kindergarten, and universal pre-K. Supported increases in teaching salary, except for elective subjects.

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 Robin Hood tax much like we had through the 1960s. 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%. Strongly support raising the estate tax. Oppose UBI and would rather see a shorter workweek to combat automation than incentives for half the population to not work.


Financial regulation: Support re-instating glass stegall, and am very wary of attempts to de-regulate Wall Street. Strong proponent of anti-monopoly laws. Support government run banks but for small loans only and with strict regulation. This isn't an actual policy per se but it kinda fits here and is the root source of my populism. Reaganomics, largely in place since 1980, has resulted in tax breaks for the top, sometimes tax hikes for the middle class, and de-regulation of Wall Street, payday lenders, and credit card companies, and overall an increase of political power by the top 1% that has killed the middle class.


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. Support a job guarantee as a replacement for unemployment benefits at or slightly below minimum wage (pending on whether work requires training) with some caveats, like one should be able to get fired for underpreforming the job, and age restrictions.

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 all over the place is insane. A new regime in Syria would not blossom into a democracy over night.  

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. Conflicted but 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. Actually what Trump is doing is working lol.

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 study 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 and upgrade phased array radar.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Support to avoid the smaller states from being screwed over by urban areas 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, largely because I believe in there is a happy medium between both arguments.

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. Leave it at 18.

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 01:53:11 pm »

Ideology: Economic liberal with a populist bent, social moderate. I kinda consider my ideology the opposite of libertarianism. When asked for a simple term, I just say labor Democrat.

Top issues: Jobs, drugs, healthcare

Entitlements and healthcare: Preserve Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. No gutting our entitlements. Create a public option. Have the government subsidize childcare so people can afford to have families. Free community college or trade school for everyone.

Unions: Should be a top priority of the party. One of the best ways to fight against income inequality.

Education: Fund it properly, Oklahoma. And make sure it's not done in a sh**tty way where richer areas get more funding for their schools like we have in Ohio. Less funding for charter schools and higher standards; they often suck. As mentioned above, make higher education more affordable.

Drugs: Legalize marijuana. Don't legalize anything else, but realize that we can't arrest our way out of the addiction crisis. It didn't work in the '80s and it won't work now. I also want politicians to come hard after Big Pharma who helped create this disaster.

Taxes: Higher income taxes on the rich (although there's an upper limit here; it's not the 1950s anymore), lower taxes on the rest of us if possible. Sales tax should be as low as possible; I commend states like Montana which don't have a sales tax.

Trade: Skeptical of many free trade deals, supportive of tariffs on China.

Campaign finance: We need deep reform here. I've seen the detrimental effects on the state level here in Ohio.

Abortion: Safe, legal, rare. I don't have a moral opposition to abortion (the fact that it's not prohibited by the Bible is striking), but it's not like anyone wants to get one.

Guns: Pro-gun, although supportive of a few things like increased background checks.

Immigration: Immigration is a privilege, not a right. We need to secure our borders. We also need to crack down on employers who employ undocumented immigrants. I think we should make it a little easier to immigrate from Mexico; that would cut down on illegal immigration some. I think if you go to jail and you're undocumented, you should be deported. We should also deport people who've only been here for a short time. I think we should give all the DREAMERs green cards immediately and a path to citizenship, but I don't think people who immigrated as adults should be treated exactly the same since they chose to come here.

Energy: We should strive for energy independence. As much of this as possible should be done through green energy, which is both good for the environment and a great source of jobs. Fracking and nuclear energy shouldn't be taken off the table, and they are actually an important part of preventing climate change. Coal is bad for the environment but we can't abandon people in coal towns; we should preserve coal as long as needed while we try to bring other industries into places like West Virginia.

Criminal justice reform: Body cams on every officer to start with. We need a lot more on this front though.

Some other stuff I'm gonna throw all together: Raise the minimum wage. Strongly opposed to UBI; we want jobs, not welfare. I think political correctness has really gone too far these days and it worries me. I support reparations for slavery. Liberals and Democrats needs to be more welcoming of religious people. Globalization and the economic and cultural changes that have been happening lately have not been good for everyone and that needs to be acknowledged.

Aside from abortion, minimum wage, and the somewhat harsher stance on immigration that I have, we pretty much agree.

This plus I'm a strong supporter of Medicare for All because a public option would leave the private insurance intact and thus national health care wouldn't work till healthy, middle and high income people are off private insurance rolls.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 11:04:13 am »

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

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-choice to viability, but pro-life thereafter. Support Planned Parenthood, support not allowing states to defund it and overturn the Hyde Amendment as long as early term abortion is legal. Support ban on partial birth abortion. Slightly pro-life, favor banning it outright unless life of the mother at viability. Do favor counseling and waiting periods before then tough I don't think it should be criminalized in the same regard to murder prior to viability. Conflicted on Planned Parenthood funding and the Hyde Amendment.

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 soft drugs, starting with weed, but one legalization at a time, and keep hard drugs illegal.

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

Gun Control: Pro-gun. Close gun show loophole, ban bump stocks, and expand background checks. 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, and not worth it.

Affirmative Action: Generally against.

Prostitution: No

Euthanasia: Oppose on moral grounds (pro-life).

Immigration: Keep the border secure (which believe it or not is working given the recent decline in net immigration), 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. Reform and regulate ICE but do not abolish it.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Pro-BLM and oppose police brutality and hold officers accountable. Oppose mandatory minimums and for profit prisons. Abolish cash bail.

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 50 cents per year to whenever it converges with $11 indexed 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. Open to a multi-payer approach but a public option is not the answer.

Globalization/Trade: Generally Strongly oppose, unless we have a product we can't make elsewhere and visa versa. Oppose TPP, support re-negotiation of NAFTA. Support tarrifs in certain circumstances but we have to ensure that we don't end up in a lose-lose trade war.

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: Massively pro-labor. Get rid of the Taft-Hartley Act that created right to work, which was created by the Republicans in attempt to undercut unions. Support card check and oppose efforts to crack down on union formation by employers.

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

Job Creation: A second new deal. Infrastructure redevelopment for not just better roads, bridges, and highways, 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 (with some regulations), universal childcare, support full day kindergarten, and universal pre-K. Supported increases in teaching salary, except for elective subjects. Fairly opposed to charter schools

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 Robin Hood tax much like we had through the 1960s. 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%. Strongly support raising the estate tax. Oppose UBI and would rather see a shorter workweek to combat automation than incentives for half the population to not work.


Financial regulation: Support re-instating glass stegall, and am very wary of attempts to de-regulate Wall Street, paday lenders, banks, and credit card companies. Strong proponent of anti-monopoly laws. Support government run banks but for small loans only and with strict regulation.


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. Support a job guarantee as a replacement for unemployment benefits at or slightly below minimum wage (pending on whether work requires training) with some caveats, like one should be able to get fired for underpreforming the job, and age restrictions.

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 all over the place is insane. A new regime in Syria would not blossom into a democracy over night.  

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: Extremely conflicted but 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: Favor detente basically

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 study 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 and upgrade phased array radar.

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

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

Term limits: Oppose for legislative seats, support for executive seats, largely because I believe in there is a happy medium between both arguments.

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. Leave it at 18.

Updated.

Had a bit of change of heart on some issues lately, so updated.

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 08:43:52 pm »

IceSpear is so Generic D.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 03:20:44 am »

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

Social Policy
Abortion: Moderately pro-life. Favor banning it outright unless life of the mother is in danger at 12 weeks. Do favor counseling and waiting periods before then tough I don't think it should be criminalized in the same regard to murder prior to viability. Support Planned Parenthood funding and the Hyde Amendment.

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: Legalize, tax, and regulate soft drugs, starting with weed, but one legalization at a time, and keep hard drugs illegal.

Death Penalty: Oppose for the same reason I oppose abortion really.

Gun Control: Pro-gun. Close gun show loophole, ban bump stocks, and expand background checks. Thatís it. Anything more in the era of polarization would lead to a black market forming, and not worth it.

Affirmative Action: Generally against.

Prostitution: No

Euthanasia: Oppose on moral grounds (pro-life).

Immigration: Keep the border secure, deport criminals who are here illegally, legal status to all illegals if they aren't criminals. Supporting reducing the number of low skilled work visas. Hold employers accountable for hiring illegals. Conflicted on path to citizenship.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Pro-BLM and oppose police brutality and hold police officers accountable. Oppose mandatory minimums and for profit prisons. Abolish cash bail.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Pro-free speech.

School Prayer: Status quo.

Muslim Ban: No.

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Need a warrant


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise 50 cents per year to whenever it converges with $11 indexed to inflation.

Social Security: Lift the taxable income cap, and cut the income tax rates to help pay for Medicare for All. Conflicted on expanding the program.

Healthcare: Conflicted on single payer versus multi-payer. The ACA did not go far enough and proved to be kinda useless Medicaid expansion aside

Globalization/Trade: Oppose, unless we have a product we can't make elsewhere and visa versa and/or said country has a similar high standard of living compared to the US. Oppose TPP, support re-negotiation of NAFTA. Support tarrifs in certain circumstances but we have to ensure that we don't end up in a lose-lose trade war.

Deficit/Debt: Screaming about the debt is kind of misleading. 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: Massively pro-labor. Get rid of the Taft-Hartley Act that created right to work, which was created by the Republicans in attempt to undercut unions. Support card check and oppose efforts to crack down on union formation by employers.

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

Job Creation: A second new deal. Infrastructure redevelopment for not just better roads, bridges, and highways, 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: Conflicted on common core, make in-state college free (with some regulations), universal childcare, support full day kindergarten, and universal pre-K. Supported increases in teaching salary, except for elective subjects. Fairly opposed to charter schools

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 Robin Hood tax much like we had through the 1960s. Repeal the Bill Clinton capital gains tax cut, Trump's income tax cuts, Bush's tax cuts, hijack the corporate tax rate back up to 30%. Strongly support raising the estate tax. Oppose UBI and would rather see a shorter workweek to combat automation than incentives for half the population to not work. Open to some middle class tax hike if needed.

Financial regulation: Support re-instating glass stegall, and am very wary of attempts to de-regulate Wall Street, paday lenders, banks, and credit card companies. Strong proponent of anti-monopoly laws. Support government run banks but for small loans only and with strict regulation.

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 (yes that includes Syria and Afghanistan) and abide by international law. Fully support the Iran Deal. Idea that regime change will lead to democracy all over the place is an oversimplification at best and a neocon fantasy at worst.
 
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: Extremely conflicted but favor two internationally recognized states with 1967 border.

North Korea: Favor detente basically. Trump has actually been fine on that front.

Russia: Supported sanctions. Fine with NATO troops on their border.
 
Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Support to avoid the smaller states from being screwed over by urban areas but expand the size of the house.

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

Term limits: Oppose for legislative seats, support for executive seats, largely because I believe in there is a happy medium between both arguments.

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: Lower to 16.

Updated.

Had a bit of change of heart on some issues lately, so updated.

Updated.
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