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originally posted by: LifeMode
Colbert lost some serious good writers when he left. He should given some of them chunks of his fat salary to maintain the facade that he is actually funny. His show now is brutal to watch. Maybe one star better than Chevy Chase's late night show which puts him at 1/2 a star.
originally posted by: LifeMode
a reply to: Kettu
No. I do now though. Wasted my life on both shows now I can never get back.
originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed
A lot of the swamp that needs draining are in CONGRESS... 2018 Elections will be key to help Drain the Swamp...
Trump will do what he can within his power on the Executive side... but I think he won't be shy to call out those in COngress (on both sides of the aisle) who are pushing back against swamp drainage...
2018 is the folks responsibility to help draining the swamp..
Personally, I hope that this will get more folks engaged in holding the elected responsible for the mess they create or extend..
Term limits for Congress, INsider trading IS NOT OK for COngress, END THE LIFETIME Salaries for CONGRESS & POTUS....
Serve your Country.. then go home and resume your life... as serving the Country was meant to be...
originally posted by: charlyv
You don't bring the status quo to a Save America fight.
There are good reasons why these people have been placed there.
Hard to figure out the plan, but bet it is a doozy.
Legislators can and should root out waste and probe for incompetence, but they get much better at this as they get to know the process and the inner workings of the government. Green legislators often simply don’t have the depth to ask the right questions and know how far to keep pushing. They learn.
The second big problem with legislative term limits is how they warp people’s time in office. Remember how I imagined you saying legislators think of themselves and not the voters? Well, if they don’t expect to be coming back to the voters, they really won’t be thinking of them.
Let’s imagine that every doctor knew he or she would have to quit medicine after 12 years. A scant few could move up to manage the hospital (the analogous career path is getting to Congress, which very few legislators can hope for), and the rest would go work for pharmaceutical companies (you can guess the analogy on this one — it’s becoming a lobbyist, which is what a lot of former legislators do).
Would this create greater incentives to care about every patient and find the best plan of care for each case? Or would the doctors instead be thinking about how to land the best pharmaceutical job, perhaps by prescribing those medicines the companies want to sell?
Would reporters have as much incentive to root out the truth about corporate malfeasance if going to a company public relations department were the likely next career move?
A term-limited legislature is more appealing to people who just want to punch a ticket on the way to a bigger or more lucrative job and less appealing to people who want a career helping the public. In short, it will attract worse candidates, not better ones.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Swamp creatures? How cool, much more trustworthy than politicians.
originally posted by: Wardaddy454
If your source is Steven Colbert, whom WikiLeaks revealed to be taking orders from the Clinton Campaign, you might be watching fake news.