iReport Pundits share top election issues
To kick off the iReport Debate – an invitation for you to let the decision-makers know what issues matter to you most – we reached out to some folks in our community who regularly sound off on politics: our former iReport Pundits of the Week! We wanted to find out their top issues in the coming election, and the answers spanned the spectrum.
Former iReport Pundit Egberto Willies of Kingwood, Texas, has long rallied for health care on iReport, so it’s no surprise that it’s his top issue this election. The Obama supporter is passionate about health care because his wife has Lupus.
"We have always had to jump through hoops to get insurance. … Presently my family has three policies: A high risk policy for my wife, a catastrophic policy for my daughter and myself, and a student health care policy for my daughter. While so far I have been able to afford insurance continuously, many cannot and the numbers reflect that," he explained.
In the past few years, Jannet Walsh has been laid off twice. Now, the Murdock, Minnesota, resident is coming back from unemployment but launching her own photography business. Her experiences with unemployment are exactly why she says a "strong economy" is her top issue for this election.
"If we solve the problems employment for our nation, many our nation’s problems will be solved, or at least be on the way to a real recovery, meaning employment, and the hope of a bright future," she said.
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Tina Horner says
jobs, deficit and spending. I have been a lifelong democrat. Not anymore. We tried it his way, We have no jobs, our deficit is exploding and spending is out of control. We have a anti-business climite, the health care law just cost me my job. We are not paying the debt, we are exploding the deficit, and I am watching government employees spending on travel, partying and “Does Barak Obama” live at the White House, he is always traveling or giving parties or playing golf, WE ARE HURTING OUT HERE, IS ANYONE LISTINING, its insulting, we are not that stupid. To top it all off we have a media that does not point any of this out. Very disappointing
Egberto Willies says
Unfortunately I think you have fallen into the trap. Because of checks and balances the GOP has made the president on some issues impotent then accuse him of not accomplishing. Then the mass media holds the former narrative. Do you think a Romney or other Republican has empathy for you or the average middle class American? President Obama has problems and issues I disagree with but he is by far the better option and if he gets a workable Congress we can push our agenda and necessary changes to the Affordable Care Act and a more fair tac system. Notice I said we must do it. I leave nothing up to politicians.