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How will you prioritize issues?

Political rhetoric tends to focus on issues like violence and emotionally charged subjects. How will you ensure the most important things are handled first and how will you evaluate the priorities?

Submitted by: Justin Jameson from KS
April 20, 2016, 10 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What are you going to do to reform the campaign finance system?

How will you work with the President to make a viable campaign finance system? 90% of Americans believe that money needs to get out of politics.

Submitted by: Firemaster39 from NY
April 19, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you start a bill to replace voter IDs with social security data base?

Presidential primary / general voting should be free of residential registration restrictions since Presidents as national officials serve across all boundaries, ergo ss# data base easy registration.

Submitted by: p0eta from RI
April 21, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What keeps the republican and democratic parties from working in unison?

This is a sector that happens to find its members through election processes. What are the actual discrepencies that keep the two parties from cooperation? This coke vs pepsi 'stance' is getting old!

Submitted by: oj i. from NY
April 21, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

If elected, would you support a tax credit for people who turn out to vote?

By giving a small tax break to all that vote, you would likely have a much higher turnout. Look at Australia for instance, they utilize this method, and have one of the highest voter turn out rates.

Submitted by: Socialism4Justice from OR
April 22, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What is your position on lobbying and would you propose legislation to end it?

Lobbying is no different than bribery. Congress is bought & paid for to do the will of the lobbyists. i.e.- laws to hold banks accountable, opposition to the TPP or efforts to prevent GMO labeling.

Submitted by: Sheila C. from OR
April 21, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Why do we have laws making fraud a crime?

There can be no argument that the Masters of the Universe on Wall Street committed fraud but none have been even charged. Is this class of people exempt from the laws? Someone is not doing their job.

Submitted by: Crawford from TN
April 24, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How about a national primary day first Tuesday in June?

This would allow well qualified candidates without high name recognition time to make their case and open the process.

Submitted by: Maryann P. from NC
April 21, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you be in favor of disbanding the 2 Party system and the RNC & DNC?

Every person running for any Public Office has the Right to be heard regardless of Party & debates should be FREELY covered bc Every Voter has an = Right to learn Every candidates Platform on issues.

Submitted by: d. W. from CA
April 24, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
Submitted by: Carlos from NY
April 22, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

When will the government reject lobbying attempts from groups like Big Pharma?

Making treatment and drugs affordable to the mass public is extremely important and this should not be placed behind profit motives. How do you intend to reject lobbying groups like this?

Submitted by: Kris29 from NJ
April 23, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you want to repeal Citizens United with a Constitutional Convention?

If so, why would you expect politicians and people who earn a living from political donations from corporations to attend a Constitutional Convention and act against their own self-interests?

Submitted by: TrueDemocracyNow from IL
April 22, 2016, 1:25 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you believe a smaller government would lead to a better economy?

History shows that when the government was not as involved, the economy was better because capitalism could flourish. Now the more government gets involved, the worse it gets.

Submitted by: Danny from FL
April 21, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Will you support public funding of elections?

Most of the major issues facing our country are affected by the central issue of money in politics. Unless we solve that problem, lasting change is virtually impossible.

Submitted by: Betty
April 23, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support moving to Score Voting?

Adopting Range Voting (a.k.a. Score Voting) would not only solve the problem of spoilers, but also expand voters' choices and ensure competitive races.
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Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
April 22, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Are Democracy and Capitalism truly compatible?

The wealthiest 1% control 40% of the wealth in the U.S. The bottom 80% control only 7%. Add Citizens United to the mix, and there appears to be a growing disconnect between the two systems.

Submitted by: NativeOR from OR
April 21, 2016, 9:58 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to improve social security?

Seniors have paid their portion throughout their working years but yet many are struggling due to annual COL expenses.

Submitted by: Sue from FL
April 21, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How would you work with fellow senators in keeping government functioning?

The country does not want a Republican-run senate, or a Democratic-run senate, they want a working senate. How would you reach across the aisle and assure this goal is accomplished?

Submitted by: William C. from NC
April 19, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Why do shareholders of corporations pay the fines for their criminal activities?

CEOs and other corporate executives are not personally fined or prosecuted for their fraudulent conduct, many are free to repeat their crimes. Corporate fines are also tax deductible!

Submitted by: TrueDemocracyNow from IL
April 22, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

List the top three threats to our democracy?

Politicians create many laws, but some are very harmful to our democracy.

Submitted by: Rick Tuinenburg from CA
April 25, 2016, 1:02 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support a national ban on electronic voting machines and tabulators?

These machines have repeatedly been shown to be easily hacked and completely unaccountable.

Submitted by: Bill R. from TX
April 24, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How do you plan to return our government back to the people again?

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Abraham Lincoln Read more at:
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Submitted by: JR A. from OK
April 19, 2016, 11:52 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

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