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"As Soon as We Lose Hope, We've Lost our Status as the Greatest Nation"

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    [What's the most important issue to you this election season?]
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    The issue that's most important to me right now
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    is definitely the economy.
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    I think that especially for college students who are
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    coming out of college--we're all going to be graduating soon--
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    the employment rate is very important to all of us.
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    We all need jobs when we graduate.
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    so I think that, you know, getting the economy back on track
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    in terms of lowering the unemployment rate is definitely really important to me
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    and just, you know, instilling confidence in buyers
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    so that they know that our economy is strong, stronger than ever,
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    and can really compete with other nations.
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    [Are you hopeful about the future?]
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    We live in America. I think it's definitely something
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    where I'm always hopeful for the future.
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    I think as soon as we lose hope then, you know,
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    we've lost our status as one of the greatest nations in the world,
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    so I think that I'm always hopeful for the future.
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    What I think sometimes gets misconstrued is maybe I don't like a policy or something
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    and that becomes, well, I suddenly am not hopeful for our future.
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    No. I'm hopeful for our future.
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    I think there is a lot that can be done to improve our future to ensure
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    that we still remain one of the most competitive nations in the world in the global economy.
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    But I definitely think that I will always remain hopeful for our future.
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    [Do you think the political system is broken? If so, how would you fix it?]
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    I think that sometimes our political system becomes too one-sided, rooting for your own team,
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    and I think that's not how politics should work. That's not how policies should work.
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    And I think that you can definitely change things there,
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    but it's a slow process,
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    and I think younger generations realize that conversation and discourse
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    is really the means to success, and I think everyone knows Washington has become very broken.
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标题:
"As Soon as We Lose Hope, We've Lost our Status as the Greatest Nation"
描述:

Syracuse Voter William Fletcher: "As Soon as We Lose Hope, We've Lost our Status as the Greatest Nation"

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