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General: If you could ask the Republican presidential candidates one question they haven’t answered so far, what would it be?

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Why do you feel you must impose your own religious beliefs upon all others, including reducing a woman's freedom of bodily autonomy-- though keeping men's freedom of bodily autonomy-- especially when your religious beliefs are proven not those of the majority of American citizens?

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Jane Leatherman Van Praag
Bartlett, TX

Since all of the Republican candidates want to get rid of the new health care law as fast as they can, what is their plan for the uninsured and how would it be administered? Do they all plan to go back to "the way it was?"

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Cynthia Botti
IFT 943
Oak Lawn, IL

If you were a race car driver, what sponsor logos would be sewn onto your jacket or displayed on your car, in other words, who has bought and paid for your campaign?

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Janet McMillen
Nevada, TX

Most public school disricts are fixated on standardized test scores. Any teacher not " teaching the test" is subject to criticism from students and administration who have been brainwashed into thinking the standardized test results are more important than regular teaching. How would you change this mentality? What would you do to enhance teacher performance?

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Brian Walsh
CTU
Euclid, OH

In view of your opposition to government stimulus money, and tax cuts for the middle class, what economic policy do you advocate to create jobs?

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Harold Buttitta
3Village Teachers
Boynton Beach, FL

Why are you against labor unions, Public employee labor unions in particular? The unions are made up of hard-working Americans who have contributed to the success of the free enterprise system, and are responsible for America's once strong middle class. Union members fought and in some cases died, so that ALL workers in America would have decent wages, safe working conditions, health care, education and on-the-job training, and adequate retirement benefits. CEOs did not create the middle class, unions did.

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Karen Mainor
Phila. Federation of Teachers
Philadelphia, PA

How would you restore rigor, discipline and accountability to American schools without punishing teachers for poor student test performance?

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D Barnard
Southampton Teachers Assoc.
calverton, NY

Are you planning to balance the federal deficit on the backs of seniors by raising the retirement age for social security and/or slashing Medicare benefits by using the voucher system suggested by Paul Ryan of Wisconsin which will give no senior a chance to replicate their current Medicare benefits?

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Renee King
Shorewood, IL

Have you ever had to support your family on one income of less the $60,000 because your partner/spouse has been laid off and can't find work because his industry has been decimated largely because of the Morgtage Industry's corrupt practice leading to the collapse of the construction industry?

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Mary LeDuc
AFT Guild 1931
San Marcos, CA

What specifically are your views on unions and workers' rights-to organize, to have decent COLA wages,to be protected not only jobwise, but also from health and safety hazards,etc?

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Ann Brennan
Ann Brennan
Blauvelt, NY

What do you plan to do to fix or help education? What priority does it hold for your administration?

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Deb Broomham
1051
Melvindale, MI

I am a pro-choice, pro gay rights, pro public education American. As President, how will you be able to work for my interests and the interests of ALL Americans and not just Republican Americans?

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Sara Harjo
United Teachers of Wichita
Wichita, KS

A question I would like to ask a Republican Presidential Candidate is to list two things he would do to reverse the outsourcing of American businesses from foreign nations.

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LaVaun Freeman
Smithfield, VA

If you don't believe that government can do, or should do anything to help people, why do you want to be President of our government?

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Karen Mainor
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
Philadelphia, PA

We believe your not living in the real world of the average American citizen. You wish to tear down the Obama Care Program wwhich covers their onlyInsurance Program. Your Health Care is provided for you by the US Govt. which is us who is paying your salary as well as your benefits But don't want to help the middle class & the Poor!! I think in the long run, the Obama Care program will be less expensive than Private Ins. which will cost 127% per cent more than it did 2 years ago. I think your Playing Politics to advance the Republican Goals of taking Care of The Rich & "to Hell with The Middle Class & Poor

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Craig &Carol Andrews
Warrenton, VA

I believe most of the actions taken over the last few years economically were to benefit American business. I would like to see more action toward the "people" as our government is supposed to represent. Will you value the individuals instead of big business? The bail out would have best served individuals who could then have supported business who would have survived. Instead, individuals are daily being minimalized. What will you do to bring this nation back to a "land of the people"? What can I tell my high school students about the future?

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Teresa Eddleman
San Antonio , TX

As a leader of our country. How do you plan to separate your personal religious beliefs from deciding on the greater good of our country?

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Diane Hollstrom
461
Tacoma, WA

Mr. Romney. You make over $57,000 dollars a day for doing nothing but keeping your money in the Cayman Islands. That is over $400,000 dollars a week for doing nothing, but living off the wealth of your massive investments. I would like to know what you think a fair wage should be in America. If the average American’s work was worth just 1% of what you make for doing nothing, then the wage would be $100 an hour. Would that be excessive for hard working men and women?

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Michael Spost
New York Mills Teachers' Association
New York Mills, NY

If the main driving force of the US economy is consumer consumption, what direct and specific policies would you implement to get consumers spending again? Keep in mind that they need jobs & income. They may need to borrow for big ticket items (if they have jobs) -How would you encourage/direct banks to help solve these economic issues?

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David Olson
1803 Teachers local
Prior Lake, MN

When can the American people expect our leaders to deliver peace, implement nonprofit universal health care, restore functioning schools, and create jobs with justice?

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Tim Flanagan
PCCFFAP/Local 2277/AFL-CIO/
Portland, OR

How do the Republican presidential candidates plan to fulfill all of their promises to fix the USA economy problems. If they are not successful, will they consider themselves a failure to the American people?

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Carol Gatewood
HFT
Houston, TX

When is the, "Grand Old Party," going to confront reality, and serve the interests of the majority of the country? We need a strong Middle Class to have a strong economy, yet all of the verbiage is about weakening the Middle Class and creating a more privileged aristocracy. Remember the lessons of history. We need to grow the economy not pander to the wealthiest few Americans.

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Don Stocker
West Chester, OH

Since our country is based on Freedom of Religion allowing all citizens the opportunity to practice and embrace each of many religious faiths and non-religious beliefs, how would you as the President of the United States lead the people to feel the freedom to safely worship or not worship in their own way while not forgetting the separation of Church and State in governing this country. When topics such as abortion, equality, evolution, tolerance and issues related to all diverse people including gays, Muslems, atheists and non-whites which have religious roots are being discussed why should your religious beliefs be more significant?

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Michael Schaff
Potsdam, NY

Working people need Health care @ affordable cost. you & your famalies have the best care @ tax payers cost or can afford the very best. and the non working poor also get all the help they need with health care, food stamps etc.@ tax payers cost. as for working people we struggle. do we buy gro. or do we buy meds. we need for health we get NO assistance with anything becuse WE WORK.think about the middle class. we all VOTE.

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Linda Narvaez
CCAFT
Corpus Christi, TX

What is your belief about the importance of a high quality Early Care and Education system, included in public education, where Community-based programs receive funding to support a learning environment where children receive the foundation they need to succeed in a global economy?

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Robert Gundling
Washington, DC

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