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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?
    From a citizen's standpoint.
    Nope. Over the long run we've moved in the right direction. There's set backs, but the world is getting freer, healthier, safer, wealthier and more unified every darn day.
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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, and in a state with 5th worst unemployment rate in the country.
    But the good lord will fix all that now that they've shown their commitment!

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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    If politics only serves as entertainment, that is a damn expensive ticket. Think of all we could save by just dismantling the US senate and various state governments

    A TN legislator makes $34,390 for 90 days of work a year, total of $4.6 million, to accomplish what, declare the bible the state book? Who wouldn't take a job like that! They believe in public service like the mafia believes in giving out free security

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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    I think the people have lost our government to the big 3: special interest, the rich and powerful 1%, and big business. Does the average American fund the candidates and the parties? No. The big 3 do. Yet we believe the candidates and the parties are going to support our interest over the interest of the big 3 who fund and get candidates elected.

    We expect the 1% and corporations to pay taxes and our government not to listen to them. This is just not going to happen.

    In the end we pay the taxes in the form of higher prices but big business uses the money to control the parties and the people we vote for. Most large corporations fund both parties. They don't care who we vote for. Either way their candidate D or R are elected. We are given the illusion of choice.

    The big 3 keep us equally divided because this is the only way they can control such a large number of people. Divide and conquer always works. If you put a ton of weight on either side of a seesaw 1 person can lift either side. Put the weight all on one side and no one can budge it.

    We would be better off paying all the taxes and campaign money out of our own pockets and taking back control of our government. How can we afford it? Instead of paying higher prices to industry to fund and run our government we use our government to force industry to pay us enough so we can fund our government.

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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Slow slog but not futile.
    "We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963

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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    From a citizen's standpoint.
    I did when Obama was re-elected. Triumph of hope over experience, I suppose.

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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    what does employment have to do with an official state book??
    It's just yet another example of how Republicans always pursue a socially conservative agenda before all others and blow all their time and political capital in doing so rather than actually addressing issue that actually impact people. One would think if your state has had stubbornly poor economic performance, despite the fact its tax and fiscal policies are even more conservative than Texas', then you would be "focused like a laser on job creation" rather than dragging the state a little closer to a theocracy. I doubt any business looking to relocate gives a **** whether a prospective state has the Bible as its official book or not.
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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    If politics only serves as entertainment, that is a damn expensive ticket. Think of all we could save by just dismantling the US senate and various state governments

    A TN legislator makes $34,390 for 90 days of work a year, total of $4.6 million, to accomplish what, declare the bible the state book? Who wouldn't take a job like that! They believe in public service like the mafia believes in giving out free security
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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, and in a state with 5th worst unemployment rate in the country.
    Yeah and worse than Tennessee is California, explain that.
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    Re: Do you ever feel that everything political is futile?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It's just yet another example of how Republicans always pursue a socially conservative agenda before all others and blow all their time and political capital in doing so rather than actually addressing issue that actually impact people. One would think if your state has had stubbornly poor economic performance, despite the fact its tax and fiscal policies are even more conservative than Texas', then you would be "focused like a laser on job creation" rather than dragging the state a little closer to a theocracy. I doubt any business looking to relocate gives a **** whether a prospective state has the Bible as its official book or not.
    Interesting, then how do you explain California is worse than Tennessee when it comes to unemployment?
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