One thing is for sure, I'll be happy once tomorrow rolls arround...no more ADs. It just amazes me how many ADs are out there and how many of them are negative attack ads. Anyways, I was just curious how the Monster folks sway politically.
I'm pretty much a hemorrhaging-heart liberal, but some of my best clients are republicans [laugh]. I have some more conservative views on the legal system. Sometimes I lean towards the green party. The good thing about not watching TV is that you miss all the political ads. The phone calls aren't as bad as in '04. That year we put a message on our answering machine that said "if you leave one more message telling us to vote, we won't."
For the first time ever I actually researched all of the candidates and what their positions are. I didn't listen to or watch a single campaign ad and I feel like I'm actually giving my opinion instead of just voting for one color or the other.
I too am voting yes on the transportation amendment, but know that by doing so we're basically voting for no higher gas tax (at least not this year) and for increasing other taxes. It will take up to $300 million out of the state budget for other things (the real number may be lower, but it could be up to $300) and that money will have to come from somewhere, so assume higher taxes of some kind. But in the end I think the gas tax should fund the roads and other transit. And I think we're at a significant lack of mass transit here in MN.
So there is certainly incentive to vote either way, especially if you don't want taxes increased or you don't want money taken from other priorities (health care, education etc.) if taxes aren't increased.