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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    She was exaggerating for effect. She was not making a serious proposal, but illustrating the problem with government
    now.
    Exactly and the problem with congress has never been worse...granted Pelosi started this intense partisanship but its being continued by the teaparty..
    This stance that We wont compromise is crippling the country....Boehner who even tried to compromise got brutalized by the teaparty segment...
    Listen up teaparty...you can only NOT compromise when you control everything...right now you have one out of 3...

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    She was exaggerating for effect. She was not making a serious proposal, but illustrating the problem with government now.
    Bingo. I support an 8 year limit for Congressmen. They would have enough time to learn the job and at any give time about 25% of Congressmen would not be facing re-election and could get the rest of them moving toward progress instead of swimming in circles as they do now.
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

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    Exactly and the problem with congress has never been worse...granted Pelosi started this intense partisanship but its being continued by the teaparty..
    This stance that We wont compromise is crippling the country....Boehner who even tried to compromise got brutalized by the teaparty segment...
    Listen up teaparty...you can only NOT compromise when you control everything...right now you have one out of 3...
    Remember not so long ago, during the Regan presidency and the Clinton presidency to a lesser extent, when the president and congress would work together to get things done, both sides willing to give a little in order for things to work? Why did we ever stray from that. We now have had congresses for too many years that will go so far as to hold up appointees just to be dicks. God forbid you try and pass anything substantive, you better have a supermajority in the senate or it ain't happening.
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

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    Bingo. I support an 8 year limit for Congressmen. They would have enough time to learn the job and at any give time about 25% of Congressmen would not be facing re-election and could get the rest of them moving toward progress instead of swimming in circles as they do now.
    That has nothing to do with what I or she said, and I hate the thought of term limits. I see no reason to artificially limit my choices for public office.
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That has nothing to do with what I or she said, and I hate the thought of term limits. I see no reason to artificially limit my choices for public office.
    Actually, I'm more in favor of age limits than I am of term limits. I think that once someone gets at a certain age they become too out-of-touch with the advances of society to properly represent their constituents. Also, it would inhibit long-term politicians without preventing multiple terms.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Suspend the election? No, what we need to do is to hold a special election, one in which every office is up for grabs, and no incumbents allowed to run.

    Throw the rascals out, and elect citizen legislators whose goal is to address the problems of the country instead of furthering the interests of their party.

    Then impose strict term limits and campaign spending limits, get rid of the absurd TV commercials claiming that the other guy is Beelzebub himself, and elect people who are willing to do a short term of public service, instead of career politicians out for themselves and their party.

    (Sure, like that's going to happen)
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Remember not so long ago, during the Regan presidency and the Clinton presidency to a lesser extent, when the president and congress would work together to get things done, both sides willing to give a little in order for things to work? Why did we ever stray from that. We now have had congresses for too many years that will go so far as to hold up appointees just to be dicks. God forbid you try and pass anything substantive, you better have a supermajority in the senate or it ain't happening.
    I remember that well redress...but its gone up in smoke...and I admit that it was the Pelosi and her gloating joker like grin ramming the healthcare bill down everyones throat that originally started this ball rolling....but now this teaparty is no better or even worse....these two sides are bickering and sniping at each other and rome is burning....unemployment is running out for everyone..were going to have millions of hurting people soon many with no income at all...and the teaparty says NO COMPROMISE...no taxs...lets cut social security...medicare...give out big tax cuts and everything be all better...

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Obviously the private sector didnt create any either...and they are loaded with cash...total charade
    I wonder where the biggest charade is? Is it with those keeping the money they were gave or is it with those who gave them the money?

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That has nothing to do with what I or she said, and I hate the thought of term limits. I see no reason to artificially limit my choices for public office.
    Sorry, Redress. I misunderstood what you were saying.
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Exactly and the problem with congress has never been worse...granted Pelosi started this intense partisanship but its being continued by the teaparty..
    This stance that We wont compromise is crippling the country....Boehner who even tried to compromise got brutalized by the teaparty segment...
    Listen up teaparty...you can only NOT compromise when you control everything...right now you have one out of 3...
    And yet, any discussion about going further in debt goes nowhere. Why is that? Especially when they actually only have a small portion of one.

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