Wily as a coyote (fourcorners) wrote in thequestionclub,
Wily as a coyote
fourcorners
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Political Hypothetical

This is far-fetched and very much unlikely to ever happen. It's a crazy 'what if' that's more about what value you hold highest rather than partisan bashing.

Let's say Romney wins in November. The first couple of years of his office are unremarkable, but when Congressional seats are up for re-election, the GOP pins the entire blame for the economy on the Obama and the left. The Democrats without Obama are too disjointed and confused to strike back, and the Republicans end up having the majority in both houses in Congress, and they won enough seats where filibusters won't work (excess 60%). Executive and Congressional branches all hardcore right wing/Tea Party red. They start to initiate changes that cannot be stopped, out to 'save America' and not worried about the consequences. The Supreme Court, which leans right, doesn't get involved. What change would bother you the most?

Complete repeal of gay marriage. All existing marriage licenses between same sex members are considered null and void
1(1.4%)
Creationism added to ALL scholastic science books. Chapters devoted to evolution are given an asterisk as alternative theory
5(7.0%)
Sex education to be removed as supplemental health curriculum
0(0.0%)
Abortion made illegal under any circumstances. No allowances
25(35.2%)
Rape reclassified as a misdemeanor. "If we remove the stigma of 'rape', then less women will feel violated and will be more inclined to bring any unwanted pregnancies to term"
24(33.8%)
Complete defunding of all research and development for Climate Change/Global Warming
1(1.4%)
Complete privatization of health care. Federal budget for Medicare halved
0(0.0%)
Money saved from Medicare put into rooting out illegal aliens, deportation, border patrol
1(1.4%)
Minimum wage slashed to $6.25, to help corporations regain stability ("we all must pitch in")
2(2.8%)
Renewed interest in Iraq/Afghanistan. Increase of soldier presence by 40%
1(1.4%)
Education funding slashed by 30%; military spending up by 30%
6(8.5%)
Greater leeway in the tax code for corporations. Most will pay less than 5%. Burden of the taxpaying will fall to middle-lower class, who will pay more (or pay, if they didn't before)
1(1.4%)
Every state will be required to honor open handgun laws
0(0.0%)
Gun procedure and target practice will become school curriculum, starting in kindergarten
4(5.6%)
Ban on prayer lifted for public schools
0(0.0%)
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