There should be Instant Runoff Voting
Thus, the bank industry seeks to outlaw credit unions or regulate them into oblivion rather than adjust to a situation where they aren't making outrageous profits. The CEO demands a bailout because he is a job maker and thus basically provides a public service, even though all in all his company's existence is more beneficial to foreign nations and reduces the American middle-class to a power source for international expansion. Companies demand freedom (even personhood) while accepting none of the responsibility it entails when their money runs out.
You don't need lobbyists to know that people are greedy and insatiable and feel the burdens of society should rest on someone who isn't them.
A good ruler is capable of seeking out all the information he needs to make wise judgments. It is due to such abilities he should be elected to begin with.
Last edited by Morality Games; 10-15-13 at 12:23 PM.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
now in 2012 lets say the republicans took the house and the presidency, they didn't like what the democrats had just passed. So they repealed all tax increases and set a flat tax at 5% on all, they repealed all health care laws, all gun control laws, and anything else they didn't like and then proceeded with their own agenda, passing far right wing stuff. Then 4 year hence, the Democrats regained power and they inturn repeal everything the Republicans did and re-passed and enacted what ever they wanted. Now the nations goes through these wild swings, from one side to the other, no middle ground what so ever. No even keel.
The senate brings about an equilibrium. With its filbuster to protect minority party rights it prevents these wild swings. Like the senate or not, it helps keeps things and laws on a more even keel, more in the middle than what having no senate would do. It is not the senate that is broke, it is the elected officials who reside there. Politics is the art of the possible, politics is about compromise, give and take, working with the other party for the good of the country. Sure each party can have their political agendas, but be willing to take a couple of steps back by giving something to the other party in order to take three steps forward by taking something from the other party.
Head strong leaders in the senate of my way or the highway mental frame is why so much ruckus and gridlock is going on. think back to when Dole and Mitchell were the leaders, not that old go back to Dashle and Lott. Differences were worked out and government worked. Take away Reid and McConnell, replace them with maybe a Alexander and Manchin, or a Collins and Tester or someone who do not think the other party is all about evil.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.