....and one more thing - I'm fed up with the level of arrogance of this administration and all that surround it. Some nerve!
And...I am fed up with campaign promises that are forgotten once the election is over.....or worse yet, vague campaign talking points that mean nothing,
I'd like to vote to outlaw lobbyists, though.
That being said - Yes........I voted......top issue - the economy
Where I am, there's only one race--for Congress. No Senate. No governor.
One candidate is a moderate-liberal. The other is a conservative. Neither has articulated any policies on any of the issues I (or most of the voters) care about. Well, the conservative one is a bit clearer on "family values" issues, so voters who place that as a high priority do have a choice.
But on spending and jobs, there's been the typical mud slinging. But the moderate-liberal, who currently holds the seat, is low-ranking and hasn't done too much. The conservative says spending less will help, but he'd have even have less power than the incumbent.
Transportation is a big issue in Northern Virginia--the traffic here is horrendous--but I haven't seen either candidate say too much. And, really, regardless of political persuasion the only thing that anyone can campaign on around here are steps to improve the transportation mess.
So there are some differences in positions taken by the two candidates. And, as choices go, there are clear distinctions and both seem reasonably capable. Still, I think the problem is systemic. And the campaign materials I've received from both tell me very clearly that both candidates are really part of the problem, not the solution. They're both parroting party lines, and they're both throwing mud at the other. Neither one really wants to fix the big problems. Each is just eager to get elected/re-elected and pretty much continue doing business as usual.
So I'll go vote, holding my nose, and emerge feeling vaguely unclean as if, somehow, by voting, I'm only perpetuating the mess this country is in.
Seriouly, no polititian would respond to such a specific question.
It's the economy. We need more people paying taxes and fewer people receiving tax money.