Some issues I want to see addressed
by Joannems, Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 03:05:05 PM EST
As a youngish person, the main issues for me are:
Social Security--making sure that I have it when I retire
Health care--universal access to medicine
Economy--job growth, fair wages, and access to low-cost housing
National security--working to end animosity against the US
Education--free or low-cost education as they have in Europe
Environment--creating a sustainable future
Developing world--making sure that people are being treated fairly
As baby-boomers age, people of so-called Gen-X and Gen-Y need to become political enough and confrontational enough to have our needs met. There are too many of us that working to enrich the baby boomer generation and those even older and not having basic needs met. We are unable to purchase houses and get ahead in the workplace. We are playing exorbitant rates for health care. We are in debt because tuition is so high. We need to have our voices heard so that we make sure that these issues are addressed in the campaign. I'm not hearing these issues being addressed enough. I want to know where each candidate stands.
I think that both Obama and Hillary have excellent ideas about health care. The Democrats have had stronger opinions against privatization of social security. (Is that good?)
What are your ideas on how the candidates are meeting issues that are important to youth?