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Wed Nov 19, 2014, 08:54 PM

This may be a different proposal for 2016

As we have seen in this last election there is a huge difference between voting for
candidates and voting for/against issues.

We don't know what will happen in 2 years, but from January on we can expect all
the worst from the repugs in Congress.

So why not concentrate on issues they hate, but the people like, to get started on
amendments or laws in states to be put on the ballot in 2016.

How about equal pay for equal work? Minimum pay increases, food for children in schools?

You may have better proposals than those including, if at all possible, rejection of
citizens against United. That way we adhere to the "tenthers", yet if passed in many
different states send a strong message.

A possible option?

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sadoldgirl Nov 2014 OP
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #1
Agnosticsherbet Nov 2014 #3
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #5
Agnosticsherbet Nov 2014 #8
WhiteTara Nov 2014 #9
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #10
Scootaloo Nov 2014 #11
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #13
sadoldgirl Nov 2014 #2
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #4
sadoldgirl Nov 2014 #6
Xyzse Nov 2014 #7
Vincardog Nov 2014 #12
sadoldgirl Nov 2014 #14
Vincardog Nov 2014 #15

Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 08:54 PM

1. Why don't we decide who is going to be Hillary's Vice President?

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 08:59 PM

3. A 36-46 year old Hispanic politician will most likley be her Veep.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:00 PM

5. Got anyone in mind?

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:11 PM

8. Ben Ray LujŠn (born June 7, 1972) is the U.S. Representative for New Mexico

The Hispanic vote is going to be heavily courted by both sides, especially if, as I expect, Jeb Bush will be their nominee.

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:12 PM

9. One of the Castro brothers? nt

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:28 PM

10. Either would be a fine pick....

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:31 PM

11. Warning, warning, self-parody perimeter has been breached!

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:33 PM

13. really?

 

Ohio: Christie vs. Clinton FOX News Clinton 46, Christie 39 Clinton +7
Ohio: Paul vs. Clinton FOX News Clinton 49, Paul 40 Clinton +9
Ohio: Bush vs. Clinton FOX News Clinton 48, Bush 38 Clinton +10
Ohio: Perry vs. Clinton FOX News Clinton 49, Perry 39 Clinton +10
Ohio: Kasich vs. Clinton FOX News Clinton 47, Kasich 43 Clinton +4

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 08:57 PM

2. I don't want this to be about the presidential elections.n/t

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:00 PM

4. It would be about the Vice Presidential choice...

 

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:05 PM

6. No, this is purely a question for individual states

This digressing from the issue I asked about comes naturally first to you Vanilla,

but it is not about ballots within states to be voted on. Can't you leave Hillary

etc. out of it for once?

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:07 PM

7. I can actually agree with this.

However, I think some have been saying since the beginning of the Obama Presidency.
Not that it matters now, but, I would actually love to see that.

Even if it is the starting point of negotiations.

I would enjoy being able to say:

"Why are you against a better school system?"
"Why are you against common decency?"

Because, they get stuck in the wedge issues that should be put aside, to create some sort of progress.

And yes, actually, Hillary can be considered a wedge issue.
I know I'll vote for her if she wins the primaries, but for now, she is just another candidate looking for a voice.

There is two years... More likely than not, we won't know till next year who would be possible candidates.
I somehow wish there were more to talk about other than her possible candidacy, since I don't really see the point of talking about her now. She will or will not run, the field is wide open, and there are things I would love to see before the next campaign season.

Which sadly, may be never ending.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:31 PM

12. Good. If your state has a ballot initiative start working now to get a LIBERAL policy on the ballot

Legalize pot.
Equal pay for equal work.
Tax the polluters an amount equal to the harm they do. (Coal, Chemicals, Water damage)
Eliminate the cap on SSI income.
Publicly fund elections.
Make Election day a paid Holiday
Make college education FREE and Forgive all student debt.+++++

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:41 PM

14. Thank you so much for

good proposals. This is exactly what I was hoping for.

We, in CO already legalized pot, but I like the rest!

Do you know how many states allow these kinds of ballot initiatives?

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 09:43 PM

15. CA does IA and TX don't

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