A lot of people have lists of questions they want asked at tonight’s (or any) Presidential debate.
Most center on the current economic crisis.
I’d like to add five questions that I’m not sure are in many people’s list…
- Many economists say that the root cause of the current economic crisis was the extension of lending into sub-prime markets driven by Congresses’ insistence that loans be expanded under the CRA. To use plain words, to have averted this crisis someone would have to have said “Don’t lend to poor people”. Are you as President willing to make that kind of a call?
- Currently one in three Americans are employed in some way by or for a governmental entity. Do you find that comforting or disturbing and as President would you seek to increase or reduce the government payroll?
- Education, primarily at the secondary school level is at the root of the economy’s future productivity. Given the rift in our nation’s culture, arguments over evolution vs creationism, and the requirements for diversity and sex education occurring in our schools today do you see any way for the Federal Government to improve the declining and unequal quality of our High Schools, or do you believe that their management should be left at the local level?
- Do you believe that immigration is an overall benefit or detriment to our economy and based on your position, would you seek to expand or contract it under your administration?
- We hold that the truths of our Constitution are self evident and universal to all mankind. Do you see any time in your administration where a 51st state would or should be added to our country?
That should get them going…
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