Obama is a little right wing for me. I'm a Canadian who drifts between Liberal and NDP and he is right of Steven Harper whom is pretty far right in Canada. However I do appreciate his Charisma and his resourcefulness to find the few loopholes he may exploit while republican congress
( congress controls most of the power) has actually stated their only goal to be to insure he is a 1 term president.
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As for ron pauls view on military I agree. However at the same time I would like to see foreign aid by shiping agriculture implements. Solar panals, Wind turbines, funding for schools.
This creates for an excellent defense. If the USA merely isolates itself enemies in the middle east will continue to see Americans as pigs who via arms dealing bankrupt their countries.
If you are providing food, shelter and education you are seen as a valuable ally and at the same time when people are well fed, and educated it makes for a more stable populace that gradually progresses. Not to mention security of person increases negotiation with corperations hence driving up the global minimum wage of which over time benefits the USA and at a fraction of the cost of the present military budget.
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Can you imagine the convenience of having 1 person who would take the blame for everything yet not the glory, who could be canned and shipped out to a happy life if public rep goes down
Both parties supported the US defense bill because the people passing it have lobbyists and a simple strategy of putting forth bills under non stoppable names
United states defense bill
Stop online piracy act
Protect Intellectual property act
Stop child pornography act
Essentially an uninformed voter hears that the president used his limited veto on any of those acts is going to vote against him.