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 Post subject: Re: Role of government
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:24 pm 
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simple schoolboy wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
Peeps wrote:
broken iris wrote:
Electromatic wrote:

The problem with the US government is primarily that it is occupied and run by politicians.



I often wonder if we adopted that 'cannot run for office more than six months from an election' rule, if things would get better. I suspect that part of the problem is that they never stop campaigning, so they need the constant stream of bribes... err... donations. If we broke that cycle, maybe things would get better.


make it like pick up basketball

play two games (terms) sit for one (term)
what if they had to get jobs (and health insurance and investment advice) like the rest of us?

their role as congress-man/woman should only be enough to get rich live modestly pay-your-bills-while-living-in-d.c. off.


I thought the real money was when they inevitably became lobbyists after they get out of office but maintain their contacts with those still in government. Not much that term limits and salary restrictions can do about that, unfortunately.

there's that too, but i consider that a separate reform.


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