How will this year's election affect you?

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I originally posted this in the Student Moms community but nobody's ever in there, haha. So I changed it up a bit to include everyone.



Plenty of people talk about how the current candidates for presidency are either a) great or b) horrible. However, no one really talks about how their stands on the US will actually affect the individual people voting for them.



I don't want to know how you think the election will affect the nation itself. I don't want to know how you think Romney is this or that or Obama is this or that. I want to know how YOUR day to day may or may not change depending on who the President will be. I don't want people bashing the candidates for whatever reason. I want a simple description of how things may or may not change for just you, just your family.







Here is a site, votesmart.org, which lists all, and I mean ALL, the presidential candidates. You wouldn't believe how many people announced they were running for the presidency in their local areas. I think a lot of them just did it to be a little crazy, but anyway...I think it's a pretty legit site. You can explore it more extensively if you wish.



But since the RNC and DNC have already chosen their nominees, Romney and Obama respectively, here are the links to their information. The pages have a drop-down list of all the issues the candidates have a stand on, as well as information about their campaigns and lots of other things.



Mitt Romney:

http://votesmart.org/candidate/political...



Barack Obama:

http://votesmart.org/candidate/political...



ETA: There is a "political courage test" to determine the candidates' stands on certain issues but neither candidate took the test on this site so they researched it and provided what they found. The links are to what votesmart.org found as far as candidates' stands on issues.



So, how will this year's election affect YOU?

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Janice - posted on 10/08/2012

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Becky maybe this link could help you.

http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheet...



The government doesnt look at each senior citizen's health records. A doctor decides what treatment to offer. Medicare currently covers cancer treatment and there is no plans to change that.

The same goes for babies born prematurely. Only the doctor can decide whether the infant is viable. Long after life saving measures are taken, then the bill is created and sent to insurance. ACA does not take away any ones current insurance. So if you are working poor (no medicaid) and have no health insurance and have a baby at 28 weeks the doctors will save the baby and then worry about how you will pay the bill. If you do have insurance (through your employer or ACA) and they choose not to cover the life saving measures it works the same way.

Janice - posted on 10/08/2012

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There is a ton of corruption in government that sadly will not be fixed no matter who wins. Currently it doesn't matter a whole lot who the president is, when congress spends its days bickering and get nothing done. Even worse is the fact that large corporations are the ones truly in power. They throw their money around and fund bills that benefit them and then create propaganda to confuse people it is sickening.



That being said I think that Obama has made a very good effort to try and help this country. Much of what he has tried to do has been blocked by republicans just for the sake of being contradictory. I have never heard once of what Becky is talking about when it come to the Affordable Care Act, sounds like propaganda to me. Overall all the actual hard data shows that the country is slowly recovering and Obama has not been a bad president at all.



Now if someone with great ideas came along and out shined Obama's policies I would most certainly vote for them, but the alternative in this election is Romney who is a bold faced liar who has zero good plans for our country. Actually, it would even be nice if he could just actually figure out what he stands for since he contradicts himself every single time he speaks. At the recent debate almost every single thing he said was a bold faced lie. Sadly, Obama just stood there and did nothing which made Romney look great.



This election has personally shown me how dumb some people are. Those who follow Romney are some how blind to the fact that he created ACA and only abandoned it to gain political power. Too blind to see that the trickle down affect has never worked. Too blind to see that we have gone into debt BEFORE Obama by starting the Iraq war instead of just chasing down the 911 terrorist.



I do not think this election will decide if the government owns us. Lets face facts Democrat or Republican, it doesn't matter. The government has not worked for the people in a very long time. If it did we would get to vote on issues separately instead of having multiple laws crammed into one so that its support it all or nothing. If it worked for us then congress couldn't vote itself raises. If it worked for us, companies like Montesanto(sp) would not be in control of our food supply.



I do not love Obama or think he is the perfect president but I do believe 100% that Romney is a greedy, lying man who does not have America's best interest at heart. The only person he cares about is himself. He likes the way things are and that is scary.

Tabitha - posted on 09/29/2012

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One thing that really outrages me is if romney is elected we will no longer have free health clinics, birth control will not be covered with insurance, and abortion would be outlawed except in cases where great harm to the mother is expected. Planned parenthood will not exist, because he plans on stopping the funding. This is MY body NOONE gets to decided what i chose to do with it. I am very low income and cannot afford my birth control by myself, i can also not afford to get pregnant. I have limited options if this changes in the future.

Rosie - posted on 09/29/2012

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if obama is reelected i will be able to benefit from the affordable care act. my preventative services will be free, and i will also receive tax credits for help paying for the premium, and copays. it's estimated that the average family will receive around $5000 a year in these tax credits. i could REALLY use that help to pay for our insurance-we pay around $600 a month for it right now.

i am bisexual, so theoretically if my husband and i decided to get divorced and i wanted to marry a woman, i can be assured that that is possible.





if romney is elected he has promised to try to get rid of porn (EEEKK!!, lol), he wants to repeal affordable care act (which i have just described as being horrible for us), his position of reducing taxes for the wealthy so they can "create jobs" has been shown numerous times to be a load of crap (most recently with bush jr, and we all know how well that turned out) so i fear for my husbands job.

he will keep this war going, and seems interested in starting war with Iran.my oldest son has stated an interest in the military and would most likely be shipped off to the middle east if this is the case (of course this war we have right now could still be going on at that time too...but i feel more confident that it won't be with obama president than romney.

he also wants to reduce regulations on companies-ones that require them to adhere to environmental laws of waste and such. i'd rather breathe air that isn't so polluted, and drink water that isn't toxic, while this man thinks it's A OK to eat and breathe poison for capitol gain.

Tabitha - posted on 09/29/2012

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Rosie you also reminded me that we would NEVER have the chance to be in a same sex relationship If Romney is elected. Just another way to try and control our personal lives, thats what romney's ultimate goal is. Off topic a bit i know but that guy pisses me the f off......

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Sally - posted on 10/08/2012

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It will decide whether we have to resources to take care of ourselves or have to go begging the government to steal from others to support us. It will also decide whether we have constitutional rights or the government owns us.

The delightful Canadian socialist put Michigan into a recession almost 5 years before the rest of the country, but the current guy has started to get us out. I have high hopes that Romney (if he wins, there are a lot of ignorant sheep out there who can't understand that eventually the government will run out of other people's money - and it's coming a lot faster than anyone wants to admit) will do the same to reverse Obama's disastrous policies. Romney does suck in a lot of way, but him being bad doesn't make it okay to vote for someone who's already been proven worse.

Becky - posted on 10/07/2012

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I guess what scares me about "Obama Care" is that it already says in so many words that you can be denied coverage because your "too old", like if my 78 year old grandma got Cancer they could say it's not worth Chemo or Radiation because she's had a full life and not worth spending anymore money. So when does it go the other way. Meaning when a baby is born at 26-27 weeks they aren't worth the extra money and care because there is a good chance they will cost too much money (I'm the mom of a 28 weeker). 3.5 years ago when my little guy was born the nurses were already talking about it happening.

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The presidential election? for the United States? if you're not from the US it probably wouldn't affect you much, if at all, but for some it might.

Rosie - posted on 09/30/2012

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i know tabitha, it irritates me to no end. it's the party of less government...but what they REALLY mean to say, as long as you stay out of my money business so i can cheat and lie and destroy the earth to gain wealth all is good. oh, and your own BODY?? we now have control of that as well, might as well put a sign on your vagina that states government property. assholes...

Bobbie - posted on 09/29/2012

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The effects on me personally won't be felt for the first year or two no matter who takes the seat in the oval office. The wheels, they do turn slowly. In year two of the four year term I expect to get a little more evidence as to how my year three and four will be effected. I am middle class so if one takes the seat I expect my contributions to my country to remain the same at tax time and my health benefits as well as my term life insurance to be more in line with my needs. If the other takes the seat in the oval office I would expect no change but expect to have smoke blown up my butt about what a wonderful job he is doing and how well the nation is doing because I contribute more than I did even though he thought I would see a tax break. I am prepared for that one. Not once in the years I have voted have the effects been a tax breaks come when they shouted about them during the campaign. No one can possibly have a handle on just how difficult that job is until they get there. When they realize how one little change can upset the 20 things for the worst instead of the better they all have had to do a little back peddling on their promises. Therefor I always vote for the one that has the closest values to my own regardless of the issues. That way when he tackles ALL of the issues I can expect an outcome as close to my beliefs and values as his choices can make possible.

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