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originally posted by: RomeByFire
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: Realtruth
Are they better or more deserving than the people they serve?
Of course not.
But don't tell them that. they think they are.
From a democracy, we've created a ruling class.
We don't live in a democracy. We haven't in a very, very long time. The word you're looking for is oligarchy/plutocracy.
And yes - there are "good politicians," out there as politicians are PEOPLE just as there are "good cops," out there as they too are PEOPLE - it just so happens that whether or not their intentions are "good," or "bad," they both still remain loyal shills of a borderline oppressive regime.
Warren Buffett is a tool that is also a shill for this same regime.
originally posted by: monkeyluv
Won't work because the U.S. economy is dependent on debt and spending, and voters won't support politicians who don't ensure both.
originally posted by: amicktd
Regardless what is thought of Warren Buffet, I actually think his proposal is a great idea. Term limits would root out corruption. I think the debt to GDP ratio idea would cause half of America to fall on their faces financially though. But, over time I think most of our bigger issues would iron themselves out.