okay... not really sure how this ties into our debt crises; except that it adds another expense objectively making it worse., coupled with publicly funded elections, which would allow us to actually elect effective people who would then be beholden to us
no...... you would simply provide a new baseline instead. politicians now spend their time assuming the public funds and then raising money for "like minded groups" that will run ads on their behalf.Who would then be free to do what we elect them to do. Instead of spending half their time getting enough money to run, and the other half paying those debts back.
Then we could all be friends instead.
until you get politics out of money, you won't get the money out of politics.
there is a generally American consensus that not raping children is good. obviously your jaded sense tells you Americans are wrong in this? or perhaps they (and by extension, conservatives) are on to something?Just a simple spitball of another possible option that could work, based on my extremely jaded opinion of human nature.
There's WAY too much consensus in WAY too many conservative arguments. Consensus is NOT normal human behavior.
as for consensus within the Conservative Camp; there is anything but. I see plenty of consensus on the Democrat side. One Solution: Raise Taxes. on the Republican side you have a wealth of competing ideas, from fair taxes to flat taxes to two-tiered taxes to simplified taxes...