Patch Is Collecting Questions for Obama and Romney During the Next Presidential Debate

If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.

If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you.

The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy.

Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country.

Don’t wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Pam J October 05, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I have one - I'm 59 years old and have been unemployed for close to three years. Ask them if they would be willing to lower the age to collect social security to 60 years old (even at a lowered rate). They really need to address those of us who have fallen off the unemployment table. Most of us have had our credit destroyed, so getting a job in a store or restaurant is close to impossible. And we can't get hired for office positions because we are too old (so I've been told by a couple of temp agencies). There are millions of people who are in limbo. At make it possible to get free anti-anxiety drugs or anti-depression drugs. I'm not joking. This is a real problem.
Morris Devereaux October 06, 2012 at 07:24 AM
I would like the candidates to tell us where the US Constitution allows them to spend money on things like Obamacare, Medicare, Social Security and other entitlements where they take from one taxpayer and give to another. The "General Welfare" clause doesn't, so where do they get the authorization to sign these bills into law?
Christine Foster October 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Thanks for your questions Morris and Pam.
JPL October 06, 2012 at 07:27 PM
President Reagan signed a bill called EMTALA ( Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act). Since then our emergency rooms have been used to treat ailments from common colds to true emergencies and the cost of hospital care has skyrocketed. How do the candidates plan on bringing down these medical costs?
Mike Lowry October 07, 2012 at 01:33 PM
For Obama: By what authority do you decide as President not to enforce laws passed by Congress and signed into law by a previous President? For Romney: If you want to promote economic growth and reform of Washington why won't you promote passage of the Fair Tax?
Lilot Moorman October 08, 2012 at 06:49 PM
For Romney, As the tragic story of the spinal treatment patients injected with contaminated medication unfolds, would you reconsider your opposition to government regulation that affects the health and well being of citizens?


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