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  •  I agree. The farm bill is a huge (0+ / 0-)

    cluster fuck of a bill. It needs to be split into 3 or 4 different programs.

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

    by ZenTrainer on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 09:50:44 AM PST

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    •  Which would then provide (5+ / 0-)

      three or four different opportunities for obstructionism and grandstanding.  Don't imagine that Congress actually wants to get something DONE.  Apparently there's been significant research documenting (see Nate Silver's article on the decline of "swing" Congressional districts) that what representatives primarily want is to win elections.  They only work if they can have that, and if they can gerrymander their districts so that they're never in any risk of losing an election, then they couldn't care less about doing anything at all.

      The representational system in this country is BROKE.

      •  they are con-men. Corrupt and puppets of the rich (1+ / 0-)
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        who put them there.  Congress is BROKEN for sure.  What they're doing to paralyze and undermine the government functioning efficiently should be a crime.  

        Instead we're watching these TOADS go back and forth with more power than any small group of people should ever be given.

        I know Occupy does not want to work within the current system, but I impore them to find a way to infiltrate DC and start running true progresive candidates.

        It could be a start at breaking the corrupt hold on the House that is ruining our country.

        If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

        by livjack on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 11:22:03 AM PST

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