Here we go again...
There were over 100 responses to the Vice Presidential debate post. I thank you very much for your comments. Hopefully we can also have a lot of ( polite please:) ) talk about the Presidential debate last night.
I won’t rehash what they each said. We all have access to it and can watch if we want. What I will talk about is how I personally related to some of the issues.
I worked for a corporation as a graphic designer for 10 years and then was laid off in 2008. I had a hard time finding a job and I had to go on Medicaid and food stamps for a little while I went back to school and worked part time.
I didn't like having to do that. But I was very thankful that those social services were in place when I needed them. And though I was part of “the 47%” during that time, I didn’t consider myself a victim or helpless or entitled. I was just someone who temporarily needed help. I don’t think that people in that situation should be dismissed as “takers” by the man who wants to be the leader of our country.
Also, as a college student I utilized Planned Parenthood for my gynecological check-ups and birth control. It was an affordable way to be responsible about those matters. I could never be for someone who wants to get rid of such a useful institution as Planned Parenthood.
This is just my experience in relation to some of the issues. I know everyone’s experience is different. I would love to hear how you relate to the issues. How have (or will) either of the candidates plans, policies, or opinions personally affect you?