posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 10:22 PM
a reply to: Diderot
Term limits! The solution to all our problems, right?
Nope , most people aren't suggesting term limits as the magical fix. Term limits is part of the answer. The bigger problem is with the lobbying
process and the infinite cpac donations. We have technology to change how the population get heard by its elected officials. Now its only the highest
bidder that gets heard which is the minority of the population.
Lobbyists are salivating at the idea of term limits
Actually the opposite is the truth, and even Jack Abramoff former lobbying giant said that term limits would make things more difficult for them after
he got out of jail.
Besides his statement which I take with a grain of salt his reason behind it does make common sense: Its not like a lobbying firm walks up to an
elected official and says here is 1 million dollars so get this passed.
There is still risks involved , trust , backstabbing,reliability and the possibility of being exposed. These relationships take years of investment to
setup and once they are setup they don't want to get rid of them due to the amount of time and money it took to establish.
In addition , they just don't throw money at elected officials to pass their bills they actualyl take time and money in developing psychological
methods and research to convince the elected officials that beside the million dollar incentive its the right thing or only thing to do and or its
going to get passed anyways.
Having term limits , closed door policies, restricted lobbying, and no private funding is the best we can do to ensure a gov't works for the people
and not the highest bidding corporation.
edit on 32630America/ChicagoThu, 26 Jun 2014 22:32:38 -0500000000p3042 by interupt42 because: (no