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Search and vote for questions about issues that are important to you! Tonight's "town hall" debate will feature questions from the Internet -- ABC and CNN moderators agreed to consider the Top 30 questions voted up on this site! Watch the debate right here at 9pm EDT to find out if they chose yours! NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to a candidate and must be able to be posed to either candidate.
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57

Will you stop allowing bankers buy their way and prosecute them criminally?

Bankers need to be prosecuted criminally to get them to comply with law and they need to make restitution to those they have harmed from their personal funds, not the bank's or shareholder's.

Submitted by: Greg E. from CA
Sept. 30, 2016, 5:29 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
33

Will you fight back against attacks on unions like "Right to Work" for less?

Strong unions are the engine we need to rebuild the middle class. But corporate forces are attacking the ability of working people to organize for a voice on the job.

Submitted by: Sara S. from MD
Oct. 7, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
13
Submitted by: Mark S. from OR
Oct. 6, 2016, 9:16 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
32

How will you return jobs to the United States from abroad?

Many US companies have been and continue to outsource jobs to other countries, what policies will you enact to return these jobs to our country?

Submitted by: Zack S. from NY
Oct. 5, 2016, 12:51 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
27

Policies are advertised for the middle or upper class. What would help the lower

Why are politicians afraid to say they want policies for the lower class. Whether lower for nature, nurture, or bad luck, they are part of our nation.

Submitted by: Dwight R. from WA
Sept. 30, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
13

Can you tell us of your plan to help the towns and people affected by Free Trade

Communities throughout America but especially in the Heartland are affected by absolute poverty and a lack of hope. What are the candidates' SPECIFIC plans to help theses millions of people?

Submitted by: Mary T. from VA
Oct. 5, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
52

How do you plan to balance subsidies and additional taxes/regulations on big biz

Big businesses are sending business to other countries at a record rate. Many of them cite taxes and regulations as reasons they cannot stay. How do you balance wages/taxes/regs

Submitted by: Brad A. from MI
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
1015

What is your plan to reduce the $20 trillion deficit that our country faces.

This is the most important threat to our nation's economy, safety, and future well being. If/when our credit is downgraded due to the deficit, how will you respond to save our nation?

Submitted by: Tommy P. from TN
Oct. 7, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
9

how do you plan to decrease the national debt?

the National debt has doubled under the current administration with little increase in the economy and the interest payment is nearing the GDP.

Submitted by: mike b. from AZ
Oct. 8, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
3
Submitted by: Bonobo J. from AK
Oct. 4, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
18

What will you do to allow discounts in Obamacare for those without jobs?

There is a big gap in Affordable health that does not allow someone who is unemployed, with no income, to claim a discount. This leaves thousands who need coverage but can't afford it at full price.

Submitted by: Shelly D. from TX
Sept. 29, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
44

If the stock market crashed again, what would you do?

How would you approach the crisis?

Submitted by: Kaanon M. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
12

Do think America should have a central bank or a gold standard?

Central banks are stealing our wealth through money printing and I'm concerned our currency will become worthless in the coming years.

Submitted by: Charlie F. from CA
Oct. 1, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
2

Executive bank and company scams... why do we pay (i.e., Wells Fargo)?

Why not take the money back like you would from any common person when found to have lied/cheated on taxes or scams? Why do the common people have to bail out these cheaters?

Submitted by: m m. from CA
Oct. 8, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
1816

How will you change declining labor participation and domestic labor wages?

The National Academy of Sciences reports immigration has reduced domestic worker wages by 5.2%, resulting in a wealth transfer $500B per year from domestic workers to businesses.

Submitted by: Brandon E. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
21

How do we address the growing number of jobs taken over by computers / robots?

computers & robots are taking over more and more jobs in all sectors...how can we ensure continued prosperity for the people?

Submitted by: Arne T. from MI
Sept. 29, 2016, 7:06 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
24

Both candidates are very wealthy. How will your tax policies affect you?

What loopholes will you close and how will it affect you personally? What personal sacrifices are you willing to make for the benefit of the country? Name specific policies.

Submitted by: Sam E. from TX
Oct. 3, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
9

Address coal miners out of work when coal is banned fossil fuel

If coal a fossil fuel is banned coal miners lose income, insurance, and pensions.

Submitted by: Diane D. from IL
Oct. 8, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
22

How many jobs have been created by trade and how many will be lost in trade war

The economy is booming based on all the metrics we use to measure it - our international trade contributes 2 trillion to GDP/where's discussion about the penalty of a trade war in jobs and GDP.

Submitted by: Gary A. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
11

Is it the wealthy or the middle class that are the job creators?

The wealthy are bett able to create small businesses but we need a large middle class with disposable income to support the jobs. This issue always comes up when there is discussion of raising taxes.

Submitted by: Gregory C. from KS
Oct. 3, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
40

Is it time the Federal Reserve is reorganized or closed?

The Federal Reserve has become overly politicized, manipulated by government. I creates bubbles and protects assets for wealthy. Is it time to change the organization before next bubble bursts?

Submitted by: Jason L. from CA
Sept. 29, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
24

Do you support the survival of the 30 year fixed rate mortgage?

In 2008 the Federal Government injected 187 billion into Fannie Mae. They have paid over 250 billion back. In 2012 the govt swept all the profits from Fannie. This puts them and the 30 yr in jeopardy

Submitted by: David G. from NY
Sept. 29, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
40

What are your plans to break the Chinese monopoly on rare earth elements.

Rare earths are used in everything from televisions to cars. Even the F-35 has half a ton of rare earths in them. All are from China. Shouldn't we break this monopoly for economic an defense reasons?

Submitted by: Carl S. from NM
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
5
Submitted by: Michael C. from NY
Oct. 7, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
52

Lowering corp taxes when most don't pay much now will create jobs??

Most companies now do not pay anywhere near a 35% tax rate so why would lowering the tax rate to 15% create jobs

Submitted by: Julie S. from IL
Sept. 29, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

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