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Hello all! I've been working on updating my Senate scenarios by including third-parties, events, issues from that year and turnout. So far I've remade 2002-2016. I will be releasing the updated versions soon!

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On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2020 at 10:21 PM, TheLiberalKitten said:

Hello all! I've been working on updating my Senate scenarios by including third-parties, events, issues from that year and turnout. So far I've remade 2002-2016. I will be releasing the updated versions soon!

What might be kind of neat, as a segwe here, is Roman Republic Senate (and Legislative Assembly, and Consul) elections, with the Optimate and Populare parties. It would be a tricky though, as the whole electoral system back then was completely different than any modern nation's electoral methods. Just a concept and thought there, though.

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1 hour ago, Patine said:

What might be kind of neat, as a segwe here, is Roman Republic Senate (and Legislative Assembly, and Consul) elections, with the Optimate and Populare parties. It would be a tricky though, as the whole electoral system back then was completely different than any modern nation's electoral methods. Just a concept and thought there, though.

I'm not too familiar with the Roman Senate but that certainly sounds like a fun idea! :)

 

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Issues for 2016 Senate

Here is the first one:
Abortion

FL: Full reproductive rights for women! Only appoint pro-choice judges to Supreme Court and extend abortion rights! Expand funding for Planned Parenthood!

L: Keep abortion as it is presently. Safe, legal, and rare. Keep late term abortion legal. Expand funding for Planned Parenthood!

CL: Protect responsible choice. Ban late term abortions except in the case of life of the mother. Continue funding Planned Parenthood.

Center: Abortion is not an issue for government intrusion. Oppose government control over abortion. Leave it to the states.

CR: Some restrictions on abortion. Allow abortions in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother. Ban late term abortions.  Defund Planned Parenthood.

R: Only allow abortion in cases where the mother's life is at risk. Ban late term abortion.  Defund Planned Parenthood.
FR: Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions including rape & incest. Defund Planned Parenthood. Only appoint Pro-life judges to the supreme Court to protect the sanctity of life!

If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts, please share.

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Government Spending

Fl: A deficit and debt is fine. Focus on social programs and how the government can better people's lives.]

L: Increase government spending on social programs, a deficit is acceptable for longer term gain such as the New Deal.

CL: Focus on real priorities. More funds for military and social programs

Center: Balance lowering the deficit with other priorities. No long-term deficits.

CR:We need to curb spending in order to balance the budget. Respect taxpayers' dollars.

R: A large decrease in federal spending. A Balanced Budget Amendment to ensure responsible fiscal management.

FR: Deficit spending should be outlawed as overall government spending is reduced to minimal levels.

Education

FL: Completely public school system run by the state. Massive increase to funding. Free college for everyone.

L: No school vouchers, large increase to federal funding. Modernize school system with more after-school programs. Reduce college tuition costs significantly.

CL: Make teachers accountable with performance based pay. Increase funding. Remain open to options such as charter schools. Reduce college tuition costs.

Center: Support public school system but allow room for vouchers. Modest reductions in college costs.

CR: School vouchers for lower-income students. Privatize failing schools. Charter schools provide competition. Emphasize trade schools

R: Support school vouchers and charter schools. Reduce federal government's role in education. Significant emphasis on trade schools

FR: School vouchers for anyone. Get the federal government out of education completely! All colleges should be privatized, and no Pell Grants for tuition!

Energy

FL: We need massive restructuring of our society and economy right now to prevent Environmental collapse! Renewable energy all the way! Ban all polluting forms of energy like oil and coal.

L: A Global warming catastrophe will happen if we don't take massive action now! We need to transform the economy to 100% production of power through clean energy sources, overhaul transportation to zero-emission cars and rail! Absolutely no off-shore drilling, anywhere!

CL: 50% of electricity from clean energy sources within a decade. Subsidize renewables and end oil company subsidies. Cut oil use significantly by 2025. New legislation to limit off-shore drilling.

Center: Balance renewables and fossil fuels, with the aim to move to energy sources that emit less CO2. Careful, limited expansion of off-shore drilling.

CR: Continue to reduce dependence on foreign sources of oil. Support the development of all forms of energy domestically, and let renewable energy sources come along largely by the free market. Address climate change through technological innovation.

R: Skepticism about aspects of global warming is warranted. Focus on encouraging clean coal, oil, and natural gas. Continue to move away from dependence on foreign energy. Encourage more drilling, including off-shore. Let free-market research other energy.

FR: We don't need to worry about renewable energy sources. Climate Change is a hoax!

Environment

The environment should be our first national priority. Expand National Park System. Large government programs. The Paris Climate Accord isn't nearly enough!\

The environment and global warming is a major concern. Implement the Paris Climate Accord. Increase environmental regulations and pollution cleanup.

We need to leave a healthy environment for our children. Work to reduce emissions and harmful toxins. Implement the Paris Climate Accord.

Balance environmental policies with sound economic policies.

The environment is important. Find market based solutions to environmental problems.

Economic policies and priorities take precedence over environmental concerns, and strong economies lead to more money to solve environmental problems.

The environment is fine. We don't need to worry about it.

Gun Control

Ban all guns!

We need gun control! Ban certain guns. Require registration/background checks. Gun control protects children.

The right to bear arms, but only responsibly! Ban assault rifles, require registration/background checks and training.

Gun control is a state issue. Responsible gun ownership is fine.

We should be wary of gun control. The Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms.

Gun ownership is constitutionally protected. Protect sportsman's rights and the Second Amendment.

The Second Amendment is not negotiable! No restrictions on firearms!

Immigration

Completely open borders. No human is illegal!

Immigration is great! The more immigrants the better. Just require a criminal record check. Full blanket-amnesty.

Legal immigration is great. Support guest-worker program for illegals and amnesty with conditions.

Enforce current laws and tighter border security but allow room for a guest-worker program.

Illegal immigration is a serious problem. Tighter border security. Reform immigration laws.

Tighten border security with stricter immigration enforcement provisions. Deport illegal immigrants.

Stop all immigration completely. Deport illegal aliens and build massive security wall on the Mexican border.

Defense Spending

Defense spending should be reduced so as to focus on other things. No overseas deployments.

The armed forces are using too great a percentage of the budget. Cut budget while innovating.

Reorganize the armed forces to deal with modern threats. Fewer ground troops, more drones and airstrikes.

The military is in a solid position right now but could use additional forces.

The military needs additional funding, but not all future and current weapon systems are required.

The military requires a major expansion in capability to deal with potential conflicts with Russia, Iran, and China.

The armed forces must be capable of fighting a multiple-front war including engaging with China.

Iran

Intervening in Iran will lead only to millions of needless deaths. Iran has been following the terms of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

We should deal with Iran through the United Nations and consider war only if we are attacked.

Diplomacy and economic sanctions should make Iran see things our way. War is not necessary as the Iran Nuclear Deal is being followed.

Keep diplomatic channels open and use economic sanctions. Go to war as a last resort.

Exert diplomatic, economic, and military pressure on Iran while preparing to attack Iran if needed to remove nuclear sites. The Iran Nuclear Deal is a failure.

We should launch a preemptive attack on Iran and destroy all potential nuclear sites. The Iran Nuclear Deal must be scrapped.

Iran has troubled us long enough! Launch a full-fledged attack and invade them.

Military Intervention

Remove all U.S. troops from foreign soil. No intervention! Our military need never be used.

Intervening in other countries is another way of saying 'empire building.'

For humanitarian causes or if we are attacked.

Only if we are attacked should we retaliate. War is okay to stop ethnic cleansing.

We should intervene when our national interests are threatened.

We must never hesitate to defend America! Unilateral attacks are fine for national security purposes.

We have the most powerful military in the world! We should exert our power across the globe.

Role of Government

More government is always a good thing, and should be expanded into every part of a citizen's life.

Government is an activist force for good.

Government is not inherently a good or bad thing, but plays an important role in society.

The Government needs to be more efficient, but is otherwise fine.

Reduce the role Government plays and transfer power to the states. However, Government is not inherently good or bad.

The smaller and less activist the Government, the better the country. Local control when possible.

Government can run the military, the police, and the courts - that's it.

Free Trade

Protect the American labor market. Punish companies that send jobs overseas & end free trade deals.

Increase taxes on companies that send jobs overseas. Free Trade must include labor and environmental conditions.

Consider new free trade deals carefully, and create incentives to keep jobs in America.

Free Trade is doing fine as is. The American corporate and labor culture is coping.

Outsourcing is not a problem, it is part of a globalized world and helps America. Additional free trade agreements.

By outsourcing the U.S. frees up a lot of laborers to go on to better jobs. Global free trade would only help America.

We need to encourage businesses to do whatever is necessary to generate profit even if it means outsourcing jobs!.

Tax Rates

Raise income taxes in a highly progressive tax system. Eliminate corporate loopholes.

Make the tax system more progressive by increasing the marginal rate on the wealthy. Reform corporate tax system.

Raise taxes on the rich, reduce taxes on the middle class, and reform the corporate tax system (eliminate loopholes).

Leave income tax as it is presently. Keep progressive taxes and remove small hidden taxes like marriage tax.

Reduce corporate and income tax moderately.

Major tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations to spur economic growth via trickle-down.

A single rate flat tax for citizens, and a very low tax rate for corporations. It works for the Baltic States.

Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is a fundamental human right. The Supreme Court's decision was the only moral one.

Same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. The Supreme Court made a great decision.

Support same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court made the right decision.

The Supreme Court made their decision, and we must respect it.

Marriage is between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others. Attempt to reverse the Supreme Court's decision.

Marriage is between a man and a woman. Ignore the Supreme Court's overreach!

Homosexuals need to be treated for their condition.


Social Security

No to any private investment, dramatically increase funding.

No to private investment and personal retirement accounts, increase funding.

Allow a small amount of private investment but keep it regulated.

Keep social security as it is.

Let workers privately invest some of their retirement payments.

Gradually scale down federal involvement and implement privatization of social security over time.

Let workers privately invest all retirement payments. Social Security is a Ponzi scheme!

Unions

Organized labor is essential to a worker's state and unions provide the source of our prosperity.

Labor Unions are a worker's best protection against exploitation.

Labor Unions provide job security and allow workers to collectively better themselves and be paid a fair wage.

Labor demands must be balanced with business concerns.
Unions are undermining our economy by blackmailing companies to overpay their workers.

Unions are hindering our economic prosperity with their constant bickering.

Unions should be outlawed.

Terrorism

Terrorism will be reduced if we stop meddling in other country's affairs. Civil liberties are deeply important.

We should develop an anti terror strategy with the United Nations to stop economic and social injustice.

A renewed focus on multilateral foreign policy aimed at engaging terrorism as a police issue. Protect civil liberties.

We must focus on ISIS/ISIL, not Syria. Civil liberties are important.

We should not hesitate to use military force against terrorism. At home civil liberties must sometimes be sacrificed.

Terrorism can only be stopped with military force. Unilateral attacks are justified as are limitations on civil rights.

Unilaterally attack countries suspected of supporting terrorists.

Corruption

Capitalism has corrupted our system! The system needs to be completely rebuilt.

The Republicans are completely corrupt.

The Republicans are more corrupt than Democrats.

Both parties are corrupt. We need better oversight and reform.

The Democrats are more corrupt than Republicans.

The Democrats are completely corrupt.

Socialism has corrupted our system! The system needs to be completely rebuilt.

Health Care

We need a completely public healthcare system! Publicly funded, universal healthcare insurance. Healthcare is a right!

Our healthcare system is broken, with the focus on insurers and drug companies making profits instead of Americans being healthy. Move towards single-payer, public healthcare, like it is in much of the rest of the first world.

Keep Obamacare - it is much better than what came before it. Consider expanding public coverage.

Obamacare has problems, but seek to fix those problems through careful legislation. Oppose cuts to Medicare.

Repeal and replace Obamacare. Keep provision on pre-existing conditions. Protect Medicare.

Obamacare is a disaster and unconstitutional - full repeal! Reduce spending on Medicare.

Get government out of healthcare! Eliminate both Medicare and Medicaid, let charities help people instead

 

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2014:

Issues the same as the 2016 descriptions:
Abortion

Corruption

Defense Spending

Free Trade

Government Spending

Gun Control

Health Care

Military Intervention

Role of Government

Social Security

Tax rates

Unions

Terrorism

Same Sex Marriage

Same Sex Marriage is a fundamental human right

Same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

Same-sex marriage, even if not in name. However, state level efforts should also be supported.

Retain marriage as it is but explore civil unions. If the states want to pass same-sex marriage, let them.

Marriage is between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others.

Marriage is between a man and a woman. Support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Homosexuals need to be treated for their condition.

Iran

Iran should be able to develop nuclear technology - they will only use it for peaceful purposes.

We should deal with Iran through the United Nations.

Diplomacy and economic sanctions should make Iran see things our way.

Keep diplomatic channels open and use economic sanctions. Go to war as a last resort.

We should prepare to attack Iran but be sure that we have the proper intelligence.

We should launch a preemptive attack on Iran and destroy all potential nuclear sites.

Iran has troubled us long enough!  Launch a full-fledged attack and invade them.

Education

Completely public school system run by the state. Massive increase to funding.

No school vouchers, large increase to federal funding. Modernize school system with more after-school programs.

Make teachers accountable with performance based pay. Increase funding. Remain open to options such as charter schools.

Support public school system but allow room for vouchers.

School vouchers for lower-income students. Privatize failing schools. Charter schools provide competition.

Support school vouchers and charter schools. Reduce federal government's role in education.

School vouchers for anyone. Get the federal government out of education completely!

Environment

The environment should be our first national priority. Expand National Park System. Large government programs.

The environment and global warming is a major concern. Increase environmental regulations and pollution cleanup.

We need to leave a healthy environment for our children. Work to reduce emissions and harmful toxins.

Balance environmental policies with sound economic policies.

The environment is important. Find market based solutions to environmental problems.

Economic policies and priorities take precedence over environmental concerns, and strong economies lead to more money to solve environmental problems.

The environment is fine. We don't need to worry about it.

Immigration

Completely open borders. No human is illegal!

Immigration is great! The more immigrants the better. Just require a criminal record check. Full blanket-amnesty.

Legal immigration is great. Support guest-worker program for illegals and amnesty with conditions.

Enforce current laws and tighter border security but allow room for a guest-worker program.

Illegal immigration is a serious problem. Tighter border security. Reform immigration laws.

Tighten border security with stricter immigration enforcement provisions. Deport illegal immigrants.

Stop all immigration completely. Deport illegal aliens and build massive security fences on the Mexican and Canadian borders.

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2012 Issues:

Issues the same as 2014

Abortion

Corruption

Defense Spending

Free Trade

Government Spending

Gun Control

Health Care

Military Intervention

Role of Government

Social Security

Tax rates

Unions

Terrorism (JUST REMOVE ISIS/ISIL and replace with AL-QAEDA)

Same Sex Marriage

Iran

Education

Environment

Immigration

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I would love to but I haven’t time since I’m creating a game with all the hours in which I’m not teaching. My scenario design days are probably behind me. I appreciate the offer to give you feedback however. 

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2014 Senate:

AR:I think greens and Libertarians got a little high here, 15% G 8% L

AK-A bit way off, Begich got 44% here , Sullivan got 23%, Libertarian got 23%, and IND got 10%

MI-Green got very high here, 15%

NH-way to wide of a margin Shaheen won 76-24

VA-A bit off but perhaps could happen irl, Warner won with 52% Libertarian got 11%

Everything else looked amazing :) again this was one simulation though, you did an amazing job

 

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2016:

FL-Rubio won by far to much I believe got 61%

NV-Heck won with 60%. way off 

PA-Libertarain got 18% here

IN-Libertarian got 26% here

 

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2020 at 3:13 PM, TheMiddlePolitical said:

2016:

FL-Rubio won by far to much I believe got 61%

NV-Heck won with 60%. way off 

PA-Libertarain got 18% here

IN-Libertarian got 26% here

 

Are you correcting rough polling at the start of the scenario with RW final results, perchance? :P

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First thing that I noticed is that Healthcare should be Very High in 2014 especially but also in 2018. Yes the polling numbers like in 2016 Tammy Duckworth should have like a 5 point advantage and it should be split 50/50 in new hampshire between hassen and ayotte. 

 

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