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Senators Clinton and Obama clashed again in another round of debates simply rehashing the same information and splitting hairs over the details.  

They go round and round about whose health care initiative will be truly Universal without talking about the real issue.  Both candidates leave the failed corrupt extremely profitable insurance industry in the drivers seat. Neither candidate discusses how the level of quality in US health care, under this failed system, ranks below that of any other industrialized nation on total quality of care.  Neither addresses the out of costs that this industry continues to pass on.  Double digit increases year after year.  Inefficiencies perpetuated by the insurance industry. Why won't either candidate support HR676 or create a transition plan to get us there?

On the war Iraq, the real question isn't when will get out of Iraq, the real question is - when will take a holistic look at the US budget, and realign what we spend on our total military budget?  We outspend more then every other country on the face of the planet.  Over 50 cents of every single tax dollar raised and debt incurred goes to support the Military Industrial Complex.  Why don't we become more cooperative with the world and our allies, and allow them to share some of this burden.  Why do we maintain over 700 military bases?  Why is the middle class tax burden the primary source of funding the entire federal budget?  

And of course, questions about the economy.  How quickly will either candidate move to end the outsourcing of American jobs and what concrete steps will they take to achieve that?  It's estimated that over the next 4 years 30 million college level jobs will leave the country.

What will the candidates to end our national debt run-up that is enslaving future generations?  What steps will they take to shore up the rapidly collapsing dollar? 

How do we re-define our participation in globalization as a nation, so that it no longer means the selling off and shipping overseas and destroying the middle class?

How do we prevent corporations from running our government and broaden the role of the people in the democratic process? 

It looks like there is enough money in the overall budget to provide education, health care, infrastructure improvement's, energy sustainability and defense if we par down the defense budget to something more reasonable.

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Why won't either of these two candidates shine a light on the bloated amounts of money wasted on bombs and perpetual war? 

Maybe it's because they both are supported by contributions from the Military Industrial Complex.

What tough questions would you ask the candidates?

What progressive issues are they failing to respond to?

Let's have the discussion you won't see on the Main Stream Media. 

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August Adams is a CPA and holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. He is an activist striving to create a fair and just world for all.

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