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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!

Deb Thompson October 06, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I live in NC, where the reported unemployment rate is 9.6% however, I firmly believe that the actual figure is much higher once you factor in 1) new graduates who haven't ever joined the workforce and aren't eligible for unemployment, 2) the numerous consultants out there who aren't eligble to apply for unemployment, and 3) all of the people who have dropped off the unemployment rolls because they can no longer collect unemployment. I finally found a report that factored in people in #3 as well as people who had to settle for part-time or "menial" work because they could not find jobs in their profession. When these were factored in, the unemployment rate in NC is 17.5%. Again, I believe it's even higher due to #1 and #2 above. Similarly, I believe the national unemployment rate is also much higher than what's being reported. Does anyone know the true unemployment numbers? If, in fact, the unemployment rate is double what's being reported, what can you say about it?

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