Ever wish you could whisper in the president's ear? Give him advice on issues plaguing the nation? Well, here's your chance to tell the world what you would do if you were president of the United States. Twice weekly, we'll ask our readers a question about an issue facing the nation and post your responses here.
If the Congressional elections were held today, voters say they would back the Democratic candidate over the Republican by 46 percent to 33 percent. Furthermore, if Democrats win control of Congress, most voters say it would make a difference to their life, according to the latest FOX News national registered voter poll. If the election were today, not surprisingly most Democrats (89 percent) say they would vote for their party’s candidate, as do most Republicans (85 percent). Independents, the voting group that politicos and pundits like to watch, are twice as likely to give their support to the Democrat (31 percent) as the Republican (15 percent). Read more.
If YOU were president — Democrat or Republican — what would you do today to help your party win majorities in both the Senate and House in November?
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Here's what FOX Fans are saying:
”If I were president, I would support our own country more than spend so much time worrying about other countries. I would encourage the Federal Reserve leaders to pay more attention to how their comments affect the stock markets, which in turn affect all Americans who have their retirement savings in 401K plans and other plans. Americans are always cautioned to put money into their saving plans and not rely on social security for retirement. I would also turn to the military personnel that are engaged in the war to get their opinion on how long U.S. should stay overseas. Also as president, I would stay in my office more and handle more issues affecting our country such as crime, immigration, corruption, hunger, government waste, and social security.” — D.V.
"As president, the first thing I would do is secure the U.S. borders completely. Then, I would send all the illegals back to where they came from and force those individuals on government programs to do the jobs that no one else will do.” — David
“I would enforce the law and I would immediately cut off all social services to illegal immigrants. I would enforce existing immigration laws and round up illegals and deport them. I would station troops at the border to reinforce the Border Patrol. Monies saved on social services denial would go towards strengthening the border.” — Terry (Seminole, FL)
”If I were president, I would encourage my party to give the American voter what they want. The American voter is sick to death of politics as usual. As president, I would encourage my party folks to just tell the people the truth. Tell them what you really think, and what you think needs to be done, and what you will do if elected. If you are honest and sincere, the people will know it. If they agree with you, they will elect you. If they don't agree with you, they will not elect you, but you will still be respected, and welcomed to run again.” — Sam (Memphis, TN)
“I would push for immediate tax reform. I would push the Fair Tax Act and take it to the people using the bully pulpit. I would immediately stop the abuses of eminent domain that currently exist in this country. I would enact legislation that places pay raises for Congress and the Senate in the voting booth, so the people who voted for them can also have a say as to how they feel their representatives have performed. I would make a stand that affirms that anyone in this country illegally is a criminal, and when caught, they will be prosecuted.” — Dennis
”If I were president and had been listening to bad advice or originally believed open borders was a good idea, I would back off of the push for immigration reform that amounts to amnesty. I would secure the borders by whatever means. The first means would be to advocate a fence along the entire Mexican border.” — Jim (Pearland, TX)
”I would resign to help the Republicans win in November.” — Gregg
”The first thing I'd do is tell all my political advisors that they need to get outside the beltway and find out exactly what's going on in this country before giving me any more advice. Then I'd get out there and move around among the common folk and actually listen to them instead of all the advisors who have no idea what they're talking about.” — Mike (Henderson, TN)
”I would immediately bring home 5,000 to 10,000 soldiers from Iraq and station them on the border helping stop illegals from entering and initiate the construction of the wall. I would also declare a change in policy about the 'guest worker program,' stating that there will be no amnesty for illegal aliens in this country and begin rounding up and deporting those that are here illegally. I would propose that the House and Senate pass the Fair Tax and abolish the IRS. And concurrently, state very clearly that the budgets he will propose in the last years of his Presidency will reflect conservative values of limited government. This will be accomplished by holding spending flat, and eliminating the Medicare prescription drug program, which is both confusing and costly. “ — John (Winston-Salem, NC)
”To ensure a win in both houses, I would spend less money and give heavy fines to anyone employing illegal immigrants. No jobs, no problems.” — Jorgen