We are in
an election year, and I am frustrated by the limited
discussion of issues by the pundits and lack of probing
questions by the interviewers on TV. This applies to those
who support both(all?) political parties. I watch
MSNBC , FOX and CNN, both Rachael Maddow and Bill
O'Rilley, and am still waiting for someone to ask the right
meeting Tuesday, think of questions that you would like to hear
asked of the candidates, especially but not limited to those
for president. Here are some of mine:
of the Republicans (before they dropped out ;-)
You say of
Obamacare, "Repeal and Replace" So tell us about the
abortion, should that be illegal? If so should
women who get one be punished? If not, why not? Should
an exception be made for victims of rape? If so, why?
If a fertilized egg is a human baby, should pregnant women
who drink alcohol be charged with child abuse? And should
every mis-carriage be investigated as a homicide?
you say that when you are president people won't be dying on the
street for lack of health care. Good. But who will be
treating their health problems, who will pay for this, and
Bernie, you say raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr.
Then you say unemployment is too high, especially for
teens and young people and people of color. (50+%). So if
they are not being offered jobs now, why will employers
offer them jobs at twice the current minimum wage?
Same question for Hillary but substitute $12/hr.
And as a
follow up, have either of you considered the Negative Income Tax
proposal of Milton Freedman? Of if that is too radical, at
least an expansion of the EITC?
PS Additional questions:
Bernie: You are opposed to fracking, and also to climate
change. But planned coal fired power plants are being
cancelled and existing ones shut down and replaced with natural gas
ones. This because of cheaper natural gas--from fracking.
So which is worse for the environment, fracking or
Republicans: you accuse Obama and the Democrats of a "war on
coal". But you loved Margret Thatcher and her war on coal in
England, which shutdown the burning of coal there.
So why is coal power good for America but was bad for England?
And Donald, when did America stop being Great?