Whose Voice is it? First in a series of readers’ surveys

Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by Stephan Helgesen in Economy

It concerns us that not enough people are getting their voice heard, maybe because they don’t like to shout above the din of protestors or have to battle dozens of other people for less and less space for op eds and articles in their community newspapers.

Not only would we at the New Mexican Voice like to hear your views (send them to us at: editor@newmexicanvoice.com) but we’d also like to know more about how you feel on a range of issues. This survey is largely about the economy (though there are a few non-economy questions). Future surveys will touch on a number of topics like social values, education, politics, the environment, energy, crime, and more. Thanks for participating, and don’t forget to have fun!

#1 The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and I think it will fail to achieve its objectives

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it  [    ] Am opposed to it

#2   The Special Select Congressional Committee (Super Committee)

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it  [    ] Am opposed to it

#3  A flat tax/fair tax

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#4  Herman Cain’s ‘9-9-9’ tax proposal

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#5  Increase government oversight of specific industries by Executive Order

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#6  Provide incentives to business to bring back jobs from overseas

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#7  Replace ‘Obamacare’ with a market-based private-public sector fix, allowing the states more freedom to choose the right combination for their state

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it  [    ] Am opposed to replacing it

#8  Deport illegal immigrants and send the bill for the costs of the deportation to the offending countries or subtract the cost for deportation from our foreign aid to them

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#9  Make the entire USA a right-to-work zone

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#10  Reduce capital gains tax to zero (or a token amount) providing that 50% of the tax reduction savings from the current percentage is re-invested in a private/public sector fund for creating jobs

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#11  Balanced budget amendment

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#12  Limit Federal spending increases to 50% of the rate of inflation

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#13  Convert all U.S. foreign aid to tied aid, administered by the U.S. Government

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#14  Make job re-training mandatory for persons who have been collecting unemployment compensation for one year or more

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it   [    ] Am opposed to it

#15  Create a massive WPA-like works program to improve our infrastructure that employs all able-bodied unemployed persons in jobs within their educational or competence sphere of capabilities

[    ]  Like the idea and think it will work  [    ] Like the idea and think it will partially work

[    ]  Don’t like the idea and think it is unworkable and/or will fail

[    ]  Don’t understand the need for it  [    ]  Am opposed to it

When you’re finished filling it out the survey, please send it to us at editor@newmexicanvoice.com  Many thanks.

- Editor

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