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  •  We have to cut deadwood from the system (1+ / 0-)
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    Orinoco

    It is that protection of useless politicians that has helped create the needless bullshit we experience now.

    I have zero love for the political system and see it as the problem.

    •  We do need to cut the deadwood. (0+ / 0-)

      I completely agree. (Actually, I'd rather we not elect deadwood in the first place, but that's another issue.)

      And I would be in favor of recall elections when it turns out elected pols lied about their agenda when they campaigned. Or maybe annual "votes of confidence" or some other mechanism to trigger a new election rather than wait for the next scheduled throw the bums out session.

      I'd also be in favor of getting Big Money out of politics through federal financing of elections from President right down to dogcatcher, with automatic expulsion from office as the penalty for taking any outside money from anyone.

      I just think term limits won't help get rid of the needless bullshit caused by low information voters and our institutionalized system of bribery called campaign finance, revolving door hiring and the wingnut welfare system.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:11:35 AM PDT

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