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The bottom-line issue in the 2016 US Presidential Election

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 15, 2016 at 18:47

Hi, Prashant

I agree with your reasoning: Hillary's agenda is crystal clear: four more years of Obama policies. Trump is proposing a change that is in favor of the majority of voters. While a voter is taking a risk with the untried, new candidate, he or she can be 100% certain of what his opponent is offering -- namely, policies that make America weak, cause an increasingly confused international situation, are making a mess of our health care system and supporting (though with election-year protestations) trade deals that will hurt the average American worker.

There are some people who oppose change, because change of any kind is against their interests. This includes

1. The entrenched political oligarchy, including the Clintons, Obamas, Bushes and Cruzes.
2. The world banking oligarchy, which profits the most in predictable times,
3. The world Corporate oligarchy, which also profits most in predictable times.
4. The mainstream media MSM), whose livelihoods depend on the above oligarchies.

Many outside these oligarchies also oppose change, because their life savings are invested in the above oligarchies. The Middle Class, on the other hand, those few fortunate enough to even have nest eggs large enough to retire on, have little or nothing to lose by voting for the outsider. Beyond the fog of red herrings coming from the MSM, this is the bottom-line issue.

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