"The Cafferty File": Do something, Dems?
.Should political campaigns be prohibited from hiring the candidate's spouse?
I have no problem with candidates hiring their spouses, but I do believe that candidates should be prohibited from accepting monies from special interests and big business. -John, San Ramon, California
Not only the spouse but any immediate family members as well. Paying the family is not why people give to a candidate. -Randy, Kent, Ohio
Yes, candidates should be able to hire/pay spouses and family members because those spouses may make the difference in ideas or ways that could elect or not elect a candidate. Campaigns are all about ideas and money; spouses of candidates may be better at coming up with ideas than the candidate himself or herself. -Roman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I agree; spouses should not be paid for work done for the campaign. They need to cut back on expenses of campaigning and extraneous "help" would be a good way. I regret that campaigns have become just another pork barrel opportunity. -Barbara, Sun Valley, Nevada
Is now the time to reduce the number of National Guard troops stationed along the Mexican border?
Leave the National Guard at our borders... at least they're kept from being shipped to Iraq! As long as this administrationis in office, or as long as the Democrats are so eager for amnesty regardless of the cost to the taxpayers, the National Guard will not serve the purpose they should be serving at our borders, such as keeping illegals out of our country. -Joy, North Carolina
I don't understand why the federal government is not doing anything to protect our borders against illegal immigration. Who knows? Perhaps certain elements of al Qaeda have slipped into U.S. the same way. -Ken, Bloomington, Illinois
Jack, Would it not make sense to bring the troops home and let them take over the duty of patrolling our borders, both Canada and Mexico? It would be light duty compared to what they face in Iraq. Why is it that the average person can figure this thing out and our politicians have such a difficult time with this? -Bill, Richmond, Virginia