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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    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 Dittohead not! View Post
    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.
    It's a bit odd that a libertarian would wish the government to regulate free speech in this way.

    How about instead of getting rid of political TV ads we inspire our electorate not to pay attention to them?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Could this be a trial balloon put forth by the Chicago mafia?

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It's a bit odd that a libertarian would wish the government to regulate free speech in this way.

    How about instead of getting rid of political TV ads we inspire our electorate not to pay attention to them?
    Good idea. Maybe DVR technology will do that for us eventually.

    Imagine what an impact it would have on the electoral process if every voter simply skipped all of the political ads!
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Could this be a trial balloon put forth by the Chicago mafia?
    I'm not putting the tin hat on but funny that Orszag comes out with similiar idea today.

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    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?
    Both...but the biggest charade to me...is that corporations are sitting on billions saying they are uncertain...uncertain of what...YOU rule this country not the govt....they are purposely creating and extending the misery for personal gain...and I think that sucks perry.

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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.
    This part I can agree with. I don't really like ole Bev, between her and our previous Dem Governor we've gone so broke as to not only have to reduce pay for many government employees, we've understaffed many important positions... (1 Highway Patrolman per three counties at some times for example)

    But, I understand what she is TRYING to say, she could have said it alot better though.

    Her point is that congress is going to be more focused on getting elected over the next year than fixing what they can.
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And this is what's WRNG with people like her. Government doesn't create jobs.
    Yeah...I think the more disturbing part of the statement was the part about suspending elections, but ok.

    The intention behind the suggestion, I think, was legitimate. We need to do something to so that politicians start basing their actions on what is good for the country rather than what they think is going to get them re-elected and their party colleagues into office. But suspending elections isn't a good idea. Especially because a substantial segment of Washington already seems intent on doing what it wants regardless of what the public thinks.
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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    Yeah...I think the more disturbing part of the statement was the part about suspending elections, but ok.

    The intention behind the suggestion, I think, was legitimate. We need to do something to so that politicians start basing their actions on what is good for the country rather than what they think is going to get them re-elected and their party colleagues into office. But suspending elections isn't a good idea. Especially because a substantial segment of Washington already seems intent on doing what it wants regardless of what the public thinks.
    Yeah, but, to be fair, that just means that Congressmen will worry about how their constituents vote in another 2 years rather than at all.

    If you ask me, I think we need a voting system that allows more compromising candidates to get elected. That is one reason of many why I prefer the Instant Run-off Voting instead of plurality.

    Additionally, just as each party in both chambers have a Whip to ensure party discipline I think that each party in both chambers should also have a position that seeks reconciliation and compromise. By having a designated negotiator maybe it will help our political parties to being working together for the good of the nation.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    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.
    so you want to discriminate , on the basis of age alone, for holding office?.. seriously?

    hell ,shoot for the trifecta... gender, race, and age.... you'll get just as far.

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