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I Will Vote for President Obama

Original post made by stephen levy on Aug 26, 2012

The editor has now taken down or closed five disrespectful threads about the presidential race. I am wondering if there is anyone who wants to engage in a more respectful discussion.

I support the President's values on issues including women's rights and empowerment, a welcoming immigration policy and full equaity for gay residents.

I support his belief that investment in education, infrastructure and research is critical to American economic competitiveness.

I support his belief that we are connected and stand or fail together and that success demands full opportuntity for all Americans. I believe that entrepreneurs and investors are important for innovation and economic success but that part of that succss depends on government policies that support education, infrastructure and basic research.

I believe in corporate tax reform that reduces exemptions in exchange for lower rates but I do not find evidence that cutting rates for high income folks is the best approach to growing the economy.

I find his foreign policy far better suited for the current world than the cowboy mentality of the other party. It is a pkeasant surprise to be winding down two wars that no one owned up to paying for and finding American stature higher than in recent history. Obama's policy on attacking terrorists is another pleasant surprise.

I think there are some areas where Republicans and Democrats could find agreement in the middle if they chose after the eelection.

But elections are about choices as both candidates tell us and for me this is an easy choice.

For my values and my vision of the economy and world, I will be voting for President Obama in November.

Comments (4)

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton
on Aug 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Stephen,
I totally agree with both your choice and with your specific reasons for that choice. Thank you for articulating them.

Peter


Posted by bru, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

bru is a registered user.

> I believe in corporate tax reform that reduces exemptions in exchange for lower rates but I do not find evidence that cutting rates for high income folks is the best approach to growing the economy.

What a gutless comment, in fact the whole article just skirts the issues that are continually plaguing us because of the abuse of power by those at the top. As if we are going to get either of those

Not a mention of Citizens United. To the right ... direction ... as I write this even in Palo Alto there is a banner ad blaring at me to sign a petition to overturn Roe V. Wade.

This kind of mamby-pamby essay implicitly assumes that our system works, which is most of the problem.

By the way, not too many comments or any discussion at all when you force people to sign in, and signing is does not get one anything.

1. If I sign in further comments could be emailed to me instead of having to see that someone made a comment and then have to come here and sign in again.

2. If I sign in, why do we continually have to type these verificiation codes that don't even work half the time?


Posted by stephen levy, a resident of University South
on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

stephen levy is a registered user.

I explained why this thread requires registration.

One, the editors are taking down or requiring registration on posts talking about the election. Another thread was taken down yesterday. I was just getting ahead of the trend. Two, I wondered if anyone wanted a serious disucssion--sorry you considered it gutless but in any event the answer is no. OK.

If you are worried about Citizen's United or abortion or other issues likely to be heard by the Supreme Court, I would think this argues even more for reelecting President Obama. Do you disagree?

I agree that the verification code could be made easier.


Posted by bru, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

bru is a registered user.

On the issue, i will vote for Obama ... I can scarcely understand why there would even be a question about it unless someone is completely closed-minded or lacking in understanding ... or of course financially gaining in some way.

Just delete "disrespectful" posts and comments. There is a lot of complexity as to why posts are disrespectful. Some people just cannot help it. It is very often someone who edges up to but does not quite cross the line into what would be considered disrespectful that kicks it off, but their posts are never deleted, and there is a lot of bias, misunderstanding and political correctness and bias on the part of the moderator here.

I'm just saying there is no discussion at all. Is that better? Worse even there are not facts. Facts are what people need in order to even have the possibility to see clearly.

Here is something to look at if anyone even reads this ...


Romney and Bain: The True Story by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

Web Link


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