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originally posted by: yuppa
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: TheRedneck
I wish they made it a class-action suit.
I'd like to join!
They need to sue people liek john mccain for his voting against party wishes. If you do not vote with your party you should not be allowed to be a part of it.
originally posted by: 727Sky
If that law suit is not dismissed I can imagine the big can of worms it will open ! There really should be a way of holding political parties and individuals responsible .... All the political pandering about doing away with the POS ACA yet when it came time.. Nothing but bought and paid politicians.. what a joke on all of us and the well being of our citizens.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
How about if politicians are required to wear a shock collar once they take office and the people hold the zapper! Lie or don't keep their promises, hit the zap button. Hit the vibration button as a warning if they're supporting bad legislation. What a sight that would be! .
originally posted by: TheRedneck
Not necessarily. It would cause lawmakers to have to actually work for a change *gasp* or let laws expire. Think about their job now:
- They go home whenever they feel like it.
- They get the best benefits in the nation.
- They have the best retirement in the nation.
- They have no 'boss.'
- They stand around and chat while at 'work.'
- They hire people to do any work their job requires, and their employees are paid by someone else (taxpayers).
- They do not stand to lose their job or have their pay docked for not doing the job they promised to do.
- They get to decide what their job duties entail.
- They get to give themselves a raise when they want one.
- They get book deals and ceremonial positions with more lucrative benefits and compensation after they 'retire.'
That ranks right up there with "beer taste-tester at a couch factory in the lobby of the Playboy Hotel.' It beats the heck out of the next two best positions: Jersey barrier anchor (the guy on the road crew who sits on the Jersey barriers all day to keep them from floating away) and bridge height estimator (the guy on the road crew who looks over bridges all day to figure out how high he thinks they are).
I kinda like his idea. And a Constitutional Amendment, unlike a Federal law, can be implemented over the wishes of Congress.
originally posted by: Bone75
It's 2017 and we have the internet now.
I think the issue is that we just haven't been electing capable people to congress. There's no excuse for not having a single new idea in 8 years. The only explanation I'm left with, is that they're incapable of thinking outside the box.
Thanks to the internet, a Republic vs a direct Democracy is more relevant than ever. The job of a legislator (if they're doing it correctly) is to research an issue and determine a position on it. Many issues come up for vote, a congressman should be about an 80% research position for that reason. The ordinary person has no time to research everything. And even if they do, it's an unreasonable expectation to expect 6-10 hours of research on subjects every single day just to keep up with government process.
There needs to be people in government who can do this for us. Direct Democracy is nothing more than a way to cast a lot of poorly informed votes.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Aazadan
A good point, but if I contribute money for a specific cause, say to aid starving children in Africa, and the company I donated to does not use the money to accomplish their stated goal, that is indeed fraud and can result in criminal prosecution.
Fraud charges do not have to be in the venue of compensation for a service.