We need to get Labour out, that is for sure. They are to blame for the depth of the recession imo (banks weren't regulated properly etc), and whilst they have got us back into growth, it is at a hideously slow rate which suggests that their plan isn't working properly for the enormous financial risk they took (nearly bankrupting the country).
I had to laugh about Brown's words on getting the 'younger' generation into training/work...currently we have ridiculous statistics for under-25s out of work, and we are in danger of losing a generation of potential talent.
Cameron's approach about the unemployment benefit is a good one imo...either accept a job you are offered, or have your benefits taken away. For anyone that watched Panorama a couple of days ago (about 4 young lads struggling to find work in Swindon), the two guys out of work (at the time of filming) would actually benefit from this...one needs a kick up the backside. The same for many others who just can't be bothered to help themselves.
Clegg's idea to make the first £10,000 of a person's income tax-free is absolutely revolting. Obviously he is targeting votes from the large number of lower-paid people in the country, but if we are to reduce national debt we still need to be taking taxes off each of them. Not fair to lump much of the bill on the higher earners.
In all, the Conservatives look like the best of a bad bunch, for me (but I'd welcome any constructive comments from more informed people here...might help me to decide)...I don't particularly like Cameron, and I'm not sure how far he can be trusted, but this country needs new, fresh input, immediately...for better or worse (obviously hopefully better). I liked his economic approach...aims to get the banks lending again, targeting small businesses etc. No doubt there could be a risk of a double-dip recession if his party attempts to get things moving, but the subsequent recovery could be a whole lot more convincing than this current one.
As for advocates for a hung parliament...yes, it would encourage the parties to work together, but do you honestly think it will help the economic recovery? I don't.