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    Re: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’

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    Yeah, does that apply to the Republicans that are supporting this inexcusable nonsense, too? Or the ones that supported the idiotic bailout plan which allowed for this situation to arise?
    Yes. Republicans (RINO's) too.
    Absolutely.

    How can they be exempt?
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    Re: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It is the best reason why bipartisan should not even exist in government.
    I am increasingly of the opinion that the proper solution to our two party system is not the introduction of third parties, but the abolition of political parties altogether. Let candidates for office stand on their own merits, and allow them to operate within the Legislature according to their own ideals and agendas.

    Then again, I am also increasingly of the opinion that legislators should not be allowed to vote in favor of any bill that they have not read in its entirety, but I'm not entirely certain how that might be enforced.

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    Not only that but it shows that during the next election cycle there should be no more incumbents in the senate or house.
    Ain't that a pretty dream? Ten percent approval rating, ninety percent retention.

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    Re: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I am increasingly of the opinion that the proper solution to our two party system is not the introduction of third parties, but the abolition of political parties altogether. Let candidates for office stand on their own merits, and allow them to operate within the Legislature according to their own ideals and agendas.

    Then again, I am also increasingly of the opinion that legislators should not be allowed to vote in favor of any bill that they have not read in its entirety, but I'm not entirely certain how that might be enforced.
    Humans are naturally driven to factionalism themselves.

    Madison anticipated this, but I don't think he anticipated that there would only be two factions that prevent any other competition from entering the arena.

    I agree with that last statement to but I'm not holding my breath.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
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    A dream is all it is, most people think that their member of congress does a great job and that its the other congresspersons that suck.
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    Re: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It is the best reason why bipartisan should not even exist in government.

    Not only that but it shows that during the next election cycle there should be no more incumbents in the senate or house.
    Can't agree with you on this. We've invested way too much in them so we are assured a spot at the table when UHC is implmented.

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    Re: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’

    The Rat posted(I am increasingly of the opinion that the proper solution to our two party system is not the introduction of third parties, but the abolition of political parties altogether. Let candidates for office stand on their own merits, and allow them to operate within the Legislature according to their own ideals and agendas.)

    I think that an answer to the problem you pose would or could be a Proportional Representation voting system, this practiced in some Countries within Europe.
    In practice what is does mean is that legislators have to band together with others holding similar viewpoints, but at the same time remaining outside the conventional part system.

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    (Then again, I am also increasingly of the opinion that legislators should not be allowed to vote in favor of any bill that they have not read in its entirety, but I'm not entirely certain how that might be enforced.)

    Like the Rat, I am not certain as to how this could be achieved.

    Certainly this nation deserves to have legislators that are relatively honest, I think the only way to get anywhere close to this is, as we already have with Presidential term limitations, do likewise with all elective positions, say a maximum two term limit.

    Perhaps that way less time would be spent by legislators consolidating their presence in any particular office and more time would be spent actually doing the job we the electorate vote them into office to do on our behalf.

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    Re: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It is the best reason why bipartisan should not even exist in government.

    Not only that but it shows that during the next election cycle there should be no more incumbents in the senate or house.
    But didn't you know? The Congress is crap --- BUT my rep is good.
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    Re: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    But didn't you know? The Congress is crap --- BUT my rep is good.
    My rep isn't any good nor are my senators.

    They are all incumbents, that is enough for me to know they suck.
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