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Are you concerned about your family?
Do you work or have worked to live a peaceful life?
Are you concerned about your healthcare costs?
Is your income suitable for your immediate needs?
Does your politics address each of these needs sucessfully?

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LOL! Take some CBD oil and take a long walk in nature.

birdingnut Level 8 Apr 17, 2018
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or better yet, head placed in some sand?

@Angelface So you think obsessing and worrying will help? LOL! Go ahead and worry, then!

@birdingnut it counts if worrying spurs you to action. I don't sit around and flutter my hands and say oh well. Life is too short to sit back and expect others to make it happen.

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Absolutely,
Yes,
Totally,
Yes,
None of the politicians I have met, observed or read about don't care about and/or understand infinte grouth on a finite planet.

gsiamne Level 7 Apr 17, 2018
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Yes,
Have,
Not yet,
Breakeven,
Not a hope.

Rugglesby Level 8 Apr 17, 2018
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Always!
Mostly peaceful.
Not yet worried about the cost.
Yes, fortunately I have enough funds
Not really....

Donna_I Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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Yes, as a new single parent, I am concerned with ny daughter's welfare, education, emotional needs, etc.
Yes, I do work to live a peaceful life.
Yes. I get Medicaid, and it seems like every day that someone is threatening to take it for no good reason.
No, not really. I have to use a few government assistance programs to get by, and am in the precarious position of being trapped ecomonically: if I take a job that could make more money, I lose assistance faster than I gain income.
Yes, or at least they would if they were implimented. Strong minimum wage laws, strong union protections, universal healthcare, childcare, ect.

By the way, I'm feeling singled out by this post! 😉

DonThiebaut Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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Yes

Christiep77 Level 5 Apr 16, 2018
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I recently retired only because I had trouble with my knees. And not working at all with no income would have put me living in my car. So I took retirement early which did not give me enough to live off of but this year I am getting medicare but still do not know what I will be getting for a supplement. No one person can help you with this if I am getting help from the state then I guess I will get medicaid. Hopefully medicare will not take any money from me because I can barely live now.

TweedleDee Level 5 Apr 16, 2018
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I agree with this:

"The global economy we have today is built on a deep history of top-down hierarchies that promote domination and control. There have been plenty of feudal lords, warrior chieftains, and violent dictators throughout the last 6000 years of burgeoning civilization. The modern era saw the ascension of “corporate personhood” as an amoral entity enshrined into law by an 1886 ruling of the US Supreme Court. This provided a new mechanism for mobilizing capital by the moneyed elites to deploy their wealth into the realm of public policy and civil society — creating the dysfunctional economic system we must now contend with as we struggle to address global challenges. We find ourselves in a situation where economic philosophies that celebrate selfishness can be implemented through a web of legal and financial tools that elevate and reward those individuals with psychological tendencies toward self-interest — the same people who also have a predisposition to game social contexts to their advantage regardless of impacts on others." - Joe Brewer

pc10101 Level 5 Apr 16, 2018
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Thank you

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My politics does, but the team that keeps destroying the economy is the team that keeps getting elected.

Mortal Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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Yes, they struggle daily
No, I work to keep living, no matter peaceful or not
Yes, I am 80k in medical debt and it's growing
No, and I make middle class income according to my state
No, they address only what will get them more money

LadyAlyxandrea Level 8 Apr 16, 2018
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It would be so much better if people thought not along party lines, not along their own biases but along the actual item put up for a vote!

Angelface Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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I am very concerned about my family as well as the world around us.
I do try to live a peaceful life, one without drama involved, but unfortunately sometimes it comes uninvited.
I am very concerned about our healthcare costs. My husband is diabetic and I am asthmatic. We have the worst health insurance we have ever had, and it is taking a toll on us financially and emotionally.
My income sucks, because I'm a social worker, however with my husband's income we fall in the upper middle class. We have everything we need and a lot of what we want.
I am a liberal and I would love for healthcare, education, and a good living wage to be addressed politically, but I don't foresee that happening any time soon. It seems that the current administration is more bent on lining the pockets of the wealthy, and trying to cause a war to think about humanity. I try to be optimistic, but that optimism wanes a little more every day.

Browneyedlady Level 6 Apr 16, 2018
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For a while I was really thinking I’ve made an error
I left my wife and 2 sons after 5 years of living together, more precise I was let go from family

For my sons I was concerned about their miseries of their childhood and youth, but apparently they grew up without substantial interference of adults just like I did.
I never cared for education much myself and all I did is learned how to get GOOD jobs $100k+ annually and that’s what I do and did for living ...
One may spend time for education, higher education, highest education — all I did is getting idea how to get certain good job and I did it better than any pro in the industry
Have 401k, IRÁ, good paycheck
Healthcare I only have formal and not usable — only for tax purposes and fatal emergencies.
I don’t visit private doctors at all, because I don’t get sick. I allocate saved medical expenses towards good healthy foods that I cook from scratch at least 2 times weekly
Other than that — I’m slick and don’t care
I’ve been bum and can eat critters so won’t cry — will just take whatever necessary at any time with or without wealth

Morganfreeman Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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I've very little hope for the future

MrPKitty Level 5 Apr 16, 2018
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i don't care to involve myself in politics for the most part. but as for the rest of it, i think to some level, most people worry about their family. i am peaceful to a point, however i will aggressivly protect myself and those i care about. i stay away from Dr.s and hospitals as much as i can, plus i have help with medical costs, so thats not a big issue for me, and when i was physically able to work, money wasnt an issue, but until i get done with my surgeries, yes that area can be difficult.

Byrd Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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Politics seems to be the bottom line for everything unfortunately.

jeffy Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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No, yes, yes, yes, and no.

Nurse-Quantros Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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Would be better if people asked themselves these questions and voted their economic self-interest wouldn't it?

kmdskit3 Level 8 Apr 16, 2018
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