I've read all about what you're gonna do if and when you're elected. I've seen all the BS flying back and forth. Here's what I want to know...as an indicator of who you really are:
What environmental / conservation / social conscience groups do you currently belong to and financially support? Sierra Club...Wilderness Society...NC Conservation Network, Humane Society?
Do you personally own and drive a hybrid car?
What other concrete, quantifiable steps have you taken to personally reduce your demands on the environment?
Do you personally and actively support improving the lives of others?
How? How many KIVA or other Micro-finance loans have you made? How many children / others do you help through organizations such as Children International?
Do you believe we should re-institute and put teeth into the draft so that our military adventures can be equally enjoyed by people of all socioeconomic classes?
Would you fore-go and fight against the use of "earmarks" and demand that no financial amendments be attached to essentially non-budgetary legislation...ala The healthcare legislation Nebraska windfall.
Would you vote, under any circumstance, to approve off-budget war spending?
Would you fight for repeal of our current tax code and the implementation of less complicated and loop-hole free method of taxation?
Would you initiate legislation requiring members of Congress to have to purchase their own health insurance and limit their federally funded retirement benefits to whatever a private citizen of equal earnings history would get from Social Security...and their personal investments...like the rest of us?
What one active, visible step would you take to improve / redeem the image of Congress in the eyes of the American people?