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Forum Post: 2012 Election are Near, and Very Few are Trying Something New

Posted 2 years ago on April 14, 2012, 1:16 p.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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We just keep playing the same game, voting for the same liars, and believing the same fake promises.

The Land of the Free could be the dumbest population on the planet. Unless an option is spoon fed to them, they simply wont take it.

Like a baby with vegetables.

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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6973) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Another post about electoral politics, and nary a one on wealth or wages?

I think I smell a troll.

[-] 0 points by takim (23) 2 years ago

what do wealth and wages have to with the contenders for the presidency?

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

I think we can all agree that wealth spread is too wide. And wages are not really keeping up with inflation.

So why is this stuff occurring? We can talk about the stuff we agree on for hours, I suppose, if you like?

[-] -1 points by takim (23) 2 years ago

weath isnt " spread", ..................it's earned. lower the price of gas and the prices of goods will go down. everything you buy to is more than likely trucked in. the more truckers pay for fuel , the more everyone will pat for everything else. you lower the price by making it abundant . something the current president will never do. remember him saying " energy prices will necessarliy skyrocket"? remember him saying he will put the coal industry out of business?

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

But people fell into the "divide and conquer" trap that the 2 party system created. You have to vote for one of them or else you're throwing your vote away. Lulz.

I don't know what other people's ballots look like, but mine have more than 1 D and 1 R.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

I've decided to vote for Jill Stein because Obama is as bad or worse than Bush. That and I can't ever recall voting for a woman before.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Jill is a good person. The sheep wont go her way, but at least you can say you didnt contribute to the shit that is going on right now.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Yup. I'll be able to sleep at night knowing that I do not share any responsiblity for the class war that is being waged on the poor and middle class by the white house. Not to mention all of the rest of the horrible shit that is going on over seas

[-] 1 points by Peyton (1) from Ripton, VT 2 years ago

Hi friends, it is agreed that government is protecting criminal behavior and is behaving with guilt against the peace of the planet, and that every winner in national political races acts in a go-along to get along. But I believe that running in political races to educate both the voters and the lower members of representative government of public banking and other democratic means for involvement in the monetary system is a critically excellent use of energy. In other words using the podium of getting signatures, of being invited on (a few) debates or forums, and to say that it is not winning that you are after but rather to help heal, is an avenue I hope that more ows can see is helpful. During the race you can tap into the desire by the majority for peace and the economic methods that have yet to be employed to get there ! So I am doing that in VT. Last election cycle I did as well, tin 201o to describe public banking, we now have public banking bills, and I run again to create enough awareness and pressure for them to pass, and to speak to the better balance... Thats all I have for today, with love!

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Other options- Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Buddy Roemer, Gary Johnson, etc.

Socialist Party. Socialist Workers Party. Reform Party. Justice Party. Green Party.

You have other options, idiots.

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[-] 0 points by ogrdanny (73) from Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I can't 100% blame people for this. The media they watch to learn about politics, which they are often turned off by due to the bullshit and drama that is promoted by the politicians and the media that enthusiastically covers it, ignores any party that seeks to upset the two parties in power.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

True. But until that bubble bursts, we can expect things to keep getting worse.

Which is why I always say that occupy's greatest task is educating as many normal people as humanely possible about having other choices.

Until the leadership at the top is not endorsed by the vast majority, nothing will change.