copper666

Enfield, IL

#1 Aug 20, 2012
who is charles wayne brown ? would he make a good commioner ?
Winthrop

Robinson, IL

#2 Aug 20, 2012
If I knew what a commioner was I could make an informed response.
Guest

Stockton, MO

#3 Aug 20, 2012
He goes by Charlie
anna man

Anna, IL

#4 Aug 20, 2012
he is a damn democrat not getting my vote obama lover
Educate Yourself

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Aug 20, 2012
anna man wrote:
he is a damn democrat not getting my vote obama lover
And this is exactly why we have voting problems. You know nothing of his stances or policies but are prepared to vote against him just because he is running on the democratic ticket. Why not educate yourself on the best candidate that will provide the best situation for you and yours before you make a decision?
Just-sayin

Mounds, IL

#6 Aug 20, 2012
Yes because that's how Obama got into office, by fully informed voters.....lmao. Be serious.
Ray

Chanhassen, MN

#7 Aug 20, 2012
Just-sayin wrote:
Yes because that's how Obama got into office, by fully informed voters.....lmao. Be serious.
Lol!!!!!
Cobden

De Soto, IL

#8 Aug 21, 2012
Is he a dedicated Christian ? If so lets hear more about him
Educate Yourself

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Aug 21, 2012
Just-sayin wrote:
Yes because that's how Obama got into office, by fully informed voters.....lmao. Be serious.
Did I say Obama? No, I didn't. I'm speaking only about the county level where, in all honesty, party doesn't seem to matter as much as what each individual will do for you.

I personally don't care if the County Commissioner is a Democrat or a Republican; I'm voting for the person that can provide the most benefit to Union County. Not doing so would not be doing my civic duty as a voter.

Oh, and next time to try to be condescending, at least understand what I said. I never mentioned Obama nor any Presidential candidate. I'm only speaking about the topic at hand which is centered around county races.
joey

Chanhassen, MN

#10 Aug 21, 2012
Educate Yourself wrote:
<quoted text>Did I say Obama? No, I didn't. I'm speaking only about the county level where, in all honesty, party doesn't seem to matter as much as what each individual will do for you.

I personally don't care if the County Commissioner is a Democrat or a Republican; I'm voting for the person that can provide the most benefit to Union County. Not doing so would not be doing my civic duty as a voter.

Oh, and next time to try to be condescending, at least understand what I said. I never mentioned Obama nor any Presidential candidate. I'm only speaking about the topic at hand which is centered around county races.
Democrats are democrats. They are using OUR tax money to give to illegals and those that don't want to work to buy their votes so they can stay in power and continue to rob us. They have sold out America with no remorse whatsoever. Look at which states are in the worst shape. They are controlled by demoncrats. November there will be a strong message from the local to national level. If you are running on the democrat ticket you have your work cut out for you no matter how good your intentions are!
joey

Chanhassen, MN

#11 Aug 21, 2012
Want to know which states are in the worst financial condition? One telling indicator that might not immediately come to mind is whether most of its citizens identify themselves as Democrats.

The five states in the worst financial condition--Illinois, New York, Connecticut, California and New Jersey--are all among the bluest of blue states. The five most fiscally fit states are more of a mix. Three--Utah, Nebraska and Texas--boast Republican majorities and two--New Hampshire and Virginia--skew Democratic.

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The financial ranking of the states is part of a recent Forbes report on the Global Debt Bomb. The political affiliation data was compiled in a 2009 poll of 350,000 adults by Gallup Daily.

Forbes' metrics for each state included unfunded pension liabilities, changes in tax revenue, credit ratings, debt as a percentage of Gross State Product, debt per capita, growth expectations for employment and the state economy, net migrations and a "moocher ratio" that compares government employees, pension burdens and Medicaid enrollees to private-sector employment.

In Pictures: Bluest States Spilling The Most Red Ink

Why do Democratic states appear to be struggling more than Republican ones? It comes down to stronger unions and a larger appetite for public programs, according to Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political studies and public affairs at the University of Illinois' Center for State Policy and Leadership.

Do you think state finances are better in Democratic or Republican hands? Share your thoughts in the Reader Comments section.

"Unions in general have more influence in Democratic-controlled states," he says. "This isn't to say that unions are bad, but where they're strong you have bigger demands for social services and coalitions with construction companies, road builders and others that push up debt."

Of the 10 states in the worst financial condition, eight are among a total of 23 defined by Gallup as "solidly Democratic," meaning the Democrats enjoy an advantage of 10 percentage points or greater in party affiliation. These states include the ones listed above as making up the bottom five, plus Massachusetts, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Of the three other basement-dwellers, Kentucky is defined as "leaning Democratic" (a five- to 10-percentage-point Democratic advantage) and the remaining two--Louisiana and Mississippi--are termed politically "Competitive" (less than a five-percentage-point advantage for either party). Louisiana tilts slightly Democratic and Mississippi slightly Republican.
joey

Chanhassen, MN

#12 Aug 22, 2012
The bad thing is I just read from the beginning and see this is about a Wayne brown. I'm not even familiar with him, he may be a good man. I see somewhere people standing up for democrats and I think about what's going on in Springfield and the white house and I have to jump in!
Educate Yourself

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Aug 22, 2012
joey wrote:
The bad thing is I just read from the beginning and see this is about a Wayne brown. I'm not even familiar with him, he may be a good man. I see somewhere people standing up for democrats and I think about what's going on in Springfield and the white house and I have to jump in!
When are you people going to read what I wrote? I'm NOT DEFENDING DEMOCRATS. I'm saying that you shouldn't vote for someone solely on which party they represent. You should vote on which candidate provides the most benefit to you and yours.

Jesus Christ, nobody around here listens. Seriously, I'm done with this site.
R U Kidding

Anna, IL

#14 Aug 22, 2012
Educate Yourself wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you people going to read what I wrote? I'm NOT DEFENDING DEMOCRATS. I'm saying that you shouldn't vote for someone solely on which party they represent. You should vote on which candidate provides the most benefit to you and yours.
Jesus Christ, nobody around here listens. Seriously, I'm done with this site.
That's what I meant by people should take a test before being allowed to vote. They don't understand "vote for the man not the party". They haven't a clue what's really going on. They just pick Democrat or Republican and mark their choice. This site isn't really for people that are politically educated. They just pick a side and comment and state some really stupid things. It's good to see someone making sense for a change.
Educate Yourself

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Aug 22, 2012
R U Kidding wrote:
<quoted text>That's what I meant by people should take a test before being allowed to vote. They don't understand "vote for the man not the party". They haven't a clue what's really going on. They just pick Democrat or Republican and mark their choice. This site isn't really for people that are politically educated. They just pick a side and comment and state some really stupid things. It's good to see someone making sense for a change.
Thank you! You are absolutely correct!

I'm really concerned that if the (JUST AN EXAMPLE DON'T ANYONE FREAK) Democratic candidate promised everyone would get a new BMW and the Republican candidate promised to punch everyone in the face who voted for him, people would still vote for the Republic candidate just because he's Republican.

Reverse the story if you want because, unlike most people, I am as unattached to one party or the other as I've ever been in my entire 20 years of voting. I want the person who is going to get done what's best for me and the people I care about. That's all.

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