Comments:Wikinews interviews Donald K. Allen, independent candidate for US presidency
Would Donald K. Allen be a good president?
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Were I American I wouldn't vote for him
Sales taxes have their uses, and his comment about food not being taxed is certainly helpful for the poor... But they do more than just eat. Even poor people can't live on bread alone. Indeed lower income people would now be paying a considerably larger amount of money to the gov. "Fair tax" is a nice name, sounds like it should be good, but really just fucks the poor over. 18.104.22.168 20:14, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Great interview with great candidate
Before reading this interview I had thought our country should be handed over to Barrack Obama, the only one of the two "superstar" candidates in this election that I thought made any sense. I can only hope enough people look more closely this year into Donald Allen, who's proposed changes go above and beyond what anyone else is offering to do as president of this great country.
ANYONE BUT OBAMA, PLEASE GOD ANYONE BUT OBAMA!!!!!
This sounds great and the prioritizing is right on for what needs to happen in this country. Maybe Mr.Allen would sell this platform to McCain-Palin to implement for us. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:11, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh My God!
Has this guy actually given any thought to his ideas? Policies like "privatizing foreign aid" and allowing oil drilling anywhere in the nation are completely mad. Don't people realise that privatization will just increase costs even more and result in less control over where aid will go? We'll see private countries only donating aid to places which have plentiful supplies of oil. Private companies are there to make a profit so how would the tax payer benefit? Expanding oil drilling is no solution. You need to solve the problem of oil consumption not just find a few more holes in the ground to delay making proper decisions for a few more years. This guy appears to be nothing more than a bag of hot air trying to appeal to the seriously stupid or the insanely right wing. Obama will make a great president. McCain, I believe, will also perform well. The American people have a difficult decision to make in November but the decision will be between Obama and McCain and not Donald Allen.--Xania (talk) 23:43, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
A Right to be Where they Choose
Land cannot be claimed. Undocumented immigrants have as much right to be in the United States as anyone else, and as a show of good faith should be afforded constitutional rights (free speech, protection from search and siezure, excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishment) while here.
Most of them do no harm and simply want to make a life for their families and not bother people.
However, it should be made extremely difficult to obtain social services like medicaid and social security. They have a right to BE here but should not be easily able to obtain services reserved for citizens. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 00:11, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I've got a question for this guy. How many votes do you think you'll get? 10...20? Good luck becoming relevant.
Don't mince words, Mr. Allen, tell us how you REALLY feel
While I may not necessarily agree with some of the things he's saying, I have to respect the fact that Mr. Allen actually has strong opinions that he expresses freely. It's refreshing to see a candidate say what he actually believes in instead of making vague positive-sounding statements designed to get him elected all while bound by his party's platform. I would love it if the two main candidates were as frank as Mr. Allen about their own beliefs and their desired policies.
good policies, sales tax is better than income tax, and builds up the middle class
the independent movement should work together to achieve a 35 to 40% share of the electoral votes.
once a presidential candidate has been agreed on, the campaign can begin.
to secure america's borders, American interests should lobby the Canadian government for increased border security, and patrol the arctic, atlantic, and pacific territorial waters more effectively.
the southern border states should deploy their state guard forces to watch the border, and get the federal government to make legal immigration from Mexico easier.
to fix the economy, the most essential services such as agriculture and utilities should be protected by increased trade with Canada and Mexico, and tariffs to support domestic and north american agriculture.
the electricity imported from Quebec can be increased by reducing the diplomatic and economic pressure on Canada, and the american dollar could be loaned in large amounts to canadian and mexican investors.
in the political theatre, all pressure on Israel and Serbia to surrender portions of their homelands should be eliminated.
if Israel, heaven forbid, faces another catastrophic war on the scale of the 1973 yom kippur war, then the price of oil will likely go through the top of the graph.
these energy imports from the persian gulf region can be gradually replaced with increased exploration of alaskan, canadian, and mexican oil reserves.
refineries are essential to boosting the economy as we know it. until switchgrass and other domestic forms of energy become popular, more refineries will help with America's energy inputs. Yosef.garibaldi (talk) 21:28, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
- One question. Where are you going to get this money to lend to Canadian and Mexican investors? With the credit crunch there isn't any to spare. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:58, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
"On the economy" part
I don't think that Donald K. Allen would make a good president. I say that the $700 billion bailout plan wouldn't work as well, but "Let the private sector do the rescue, not the government"? That really sounds like Calvin Coolidge and we all know that's what caused the Great Depression. Sean gorter (talk) 04:16, 8 October 2008 (UTC)