Nurses and Politics?

  1. Hey Everybody

    Being a business guy going into nursing.
    Id like to know what the culture is like in the nursing world.
    You know, Democrat or Republican.

    I personaly hate politics but love economics.
    I believe in:
    The laws of supply and demand
    Free Trade
    Freedom of competition
    I also like the wealthy

    I dislike:
    Govrnment control
    Unions in the business sector
    Welfare

    Before yall flame me! Some of the coolest people I know are Democrats I'm just not one. I know location will probably affect your answer. But just gimmie your view.

    And if you arent interested in such things let me know that also.


    Thanks
    Paul
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   RN always
    Personally, I don't know the answer to your question and I'm not sure that it really matters (at least not to me). You have asked a question in an honest and open way so I don't think you'll get flamed. I believe in the power of nursing and standing together. I like conversation but I hate confrontations and debates! So I think I will stay out of this one. Good luck with your thread though and welcome to allnurses!
  4. by   PennyLane
    Are you looking for the viewpoints of nurses in general, or those of us who are registered on this site? I'm not a nurse yet, but I am an allnurses member, so I'm not sure if you want my viewpoints.

    I'm in Maryland, which is not the south (although New Englanders seem to think so) and to sum it up I'd say I'm pretty d*mn liberal in terms of political views. I'm pretty much for whoever can do the best job of protecting our environment, protecting a woman's right to choose, and....dare I say it...pro strict gun control.

    Otherwise known as SW of Ghandi....

    All of this has been debated many times on this board, and I'm sure a million times before I joined!
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    Keep reading these threads....You should get a good idea.
    We are as diverse as any other work type.
    -Russell
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    Personally I believe we should spend less on millitary and more on world hunger, less big brother and more on alternative energy sources, less on trying to stop drugs and more on educating our youth.
    -Russell
  7. by   TX Guy
    Awsome!

    It's not a debate either.

    I just want your honest feelings.

    Isnt it great to express your opnions to other intellegent open minded people!

    Keep em coming
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    Originally posted by TX Guy
    Awsome!

    It's not a debate either.

    I just want your honest feelings.

    Isnt it great to express your opnions to other intellegent open minded people!

    Keep em coming
    Yeah, til 3 pages later the thread is beyond hijacked and a dozen people are PM'ing me begging me to close the thread and when I make a post telling people to chill I become the biggest butthead censor who never lets anyone express their feelings and after all isn't this what the BB is for and other threads were worse than this one and why do the mods always pick on the innocent and why don't they ever explain why they do what they do and if they don't like it then WTF !!!
  9. by   Rustyhammer


    Sorry...lost my mind for a minute there.

    Love you all...
    -Russell
  10. by   Sally_ICURN
    Hi TX Guy. I'm pretty new to these message boards and to be quite honest with you I LOVE a good, respectable, and fair political debate with people who's views are different than mine. There's always something to learn and always something to teach. But I know that's not what you're looking for here.

    I'm still exploring the "Nursing Activism/Politics" forum on this message board. I haven't checked, but I wonder if you posed this question there?

    Anyway, I cannot STAND GWB. Especially when he proposes such ludricrous poop as his recent "stimulus package!" (Oooo, that sounds weird if one doesn't know what I'm talking about :chuckle )

    So, does that tell you anything about my political standing?

    ~Sally
  11. by   EmeraldNYL
    I am definitely a flaming liberal....
  12. by   TX Guy
    Rusty

    I am laughing so hard, man you are killing me!

    No I didnt look at the activism site or past threads.
    I wanted yalls opinions today.
    I bet it would hard for anyone to post a reply without your heart pounding.

    Keep em coming!
  13. by   aimeee
    Ditto what Russell said.
  14. by   l.rae
    well tex, in my neck of the woods, a lot of the health care pple are more conservative/independent...middle of the road type....you sound like my kind of guy...politically speaking...lol.......LR

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