Which are more important to you: social issues (gay marriage, abortion, etc.) or economic issues (jobs, taxes, etc.)?
New York state legalized gay marriage and took in millions in revenue. How can you say there's no"economic advantage" and intolerance and bigotry are a GOP mainstay. That's a fact. You can ride the fence on a high horse and your vote will be pissed away.
Red ... Name one economic difference that you would receive with marriage were recognized for gays. We all know you already have the economic recognition you sought. Forcing the issue of Gay marriage provides no new economic value. Stop the lie!
Open-minded independents don't vote for the fascism of the Democrat party. The intolerance and bigotry of Democrats was soundly silenced when the fair-minded people who don't even like greasy chicken open their wallets to support free speech and denounce heterophobia!
Wittlebaby that grammar is awful. Use a period once in a while.
Well as a gay man. Gay marriage does become an economic issue. It makes a huge difference for my future family and how our taxes and finances will work.
I wish there was one super candidate that can have the economic views of a conservative and the social views of a liberal. But unfortunately that won't be happening for a long time.
I'm surprised by these results. I have very strong beliefs about social issues but I don't know much about the economic issues.
Gay marriage is my big thing. I will go to my grave protecting gay rights.
Since I'm fiscally conservative but socially liberal I suggest a bipartisan pact that lets the reps handle economy and the dems social issues. To each his own.
Andres2100 - I've worked for state government and several large public corporations. Everybody spends this year so they won't lose their budget next year. It's universal.... It's not smart, but it's also not uniquely a sign of government waste.
So much for morality
Wittlebaby, take some grammar and spelling classes.
Who's exciting about the airing of "The New Normal" airing in Sept? The new normal family...the gay one?
Independents don't vote GIP because of their wacko stances on social issues.
Without the economy, we will have some much more potent social issues
oh yuck yuck yuck. another knee slapper.
Of course democrats vote for social issues! With the way they treat the economy like crap and all, no wonder social issues are more important.
You're more interested in furthering the interests of your demographic and community, because even when "everyone" does well, you still receive the brunt end of that surplus unless you make something change on a social level—social issues are tied to the economy for minorities, i.e. Socioeconomics.
yeah, moonshot is right on the money.
When the unemployment rate for whites is lower during a recession than it was for blacks during the "good years" and you yourself are black, you REALLY don't care too much about economic issues as a whole.
@moonshot. You nailed it!
wow that was a good one.
So Dems, are you saying you are perfectly happy to wallow in economic plunder as long as you can abort your unborn child! Of course it would be an abortion paid for by the government!
I consider the two linked.
Choosing between those two its social issues but not always the hottest topics - abolishment of victimless offenses is one of my favorite ones includes grass smoking and gambling eg. Overall, supporting science is most important for me which is neither.
These are not the political filters I was expecting.
Both, like for example if slavery was legal, then it would be more important than the economy for a moment. Like abortion kills many people. Economy is important but need to stop killing also
i think they're interrelated. it's hard to pick one over the other since they are both so important.
@d3vil republican and democrat meant different things. None of your examples are valid.
Fixing social issues fixes economic issues. Damn rich stealing everything.
I care a great deal about both but the focus right now MUST be on getting people back to work & controlling that deficit
Abortion is an economic issue, too. Unwanted babies equal tons of tax cuts for parents, and greater likelihood of a person using the social safety net, combined with increased crime and poverty.
year we would get less next year.
Their both important issues but I find it difficult to to focus on social issues when our government is so wasteful.
An example is when I worked for the county everybody in my building had a $250 chair and an $80 dollar lamp on their desk. The reason was because if we didn't spend the money this
If he republicans would drop most or really even all of their ridiculous social platform, they would get more broad support from the independents.
One in three ppl are on welfare? Things must be worse than I thought.
Explains why dems can justify relenting obama
Germany was a socially progressive nation and intellectual leader in the 1920's. Then their economy failed and the world got Hitler.
Social advancement follows economic. When the economy fails nasty things happen. We are closing in on that very quickly.
While the nation still debates a 40 year old topic (abortion) and discusses new ones like gay marriage, China continues to eat our lunch. How about getting this country back on track economically first, then once we're on solid footing, taking up social issues at that time.
@josh310, you're either an idiot or you get your facts from a very unreliable source. Possibly both.
Josh310- that is completely false
In the current economy economic issues are slightly more important.
Maine is the most bore social in the US.
And this is why we must get rid of Mr. O
New Record: just over 100 Million Americans now have to receive government assistance (welfare) just to get by. Not ONE new job added to our economy since Jan. 20, 2009 (Obama's 1st day in office)
Though economic issues are what we should be focusing on.
They both are important and can go hand in hand.
Economic first. With a stable economy it's easy to discuss social issues.
If you don't care about the economic issues but care about social issues instead. Move to costa rica. They are ahead of us socially but their economy sucks. If you don't have a job then how would the social issues matter?
Yes, you all continue arguing about whether "liberals" or "conservatives" are stupider. Or whether the democrats or republicans are worse. Meanwhile, America will just continue to go further down the toilet.
I am right, everyone else is wrong.
D3vil, liberals never let a little thing like the facts get in the way of a good argument!