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originally posted by: cnoland
What does everyone think about Kim's latest statement?
"We consider the US no more than a lump..."
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: alphabetaone
I seek a middle path.
If we must have leaders, they should be held to far higher standards than they currently are. A good start would be a ban on soft political donations and reforms designed to close the revolving door between Wall Street banks and political appointments.
In fact, as long as we're dreaming, I'd like to see a people's party formed by a coalition of moderates on all parties, whose goal is to reign in Congress, FIRST.
No pay raises for 10 years and COL thereafter.
Further, every detail re: their attendance and votes should be a matter of public record, as should their financial statements, going in and (especially) going out. No insider trading.
Finally -- we need to stop electing lawyers to Congress in such great numbers. By definition, a lawyer will adopt any position for money and are paid to massage facts to sway juries. A congress comprised of 97% lawyers is a nest of vipers. We need representation from educators, doctors, scientists, tradesmen, students, retirees, artists, and laborers.