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Originally posted by VinceP1974
Lobbying is a consequence of the Govt acting in a certain sphere.
The more places it acts, the more lobbying there will be.
Congressional districts must be small enough, in terms of population, for individuals to feel a real influence in the nomination,election and behavior of Representatives. A congressional voter is now one-in-600,000; back in 1910, that voter's grandfather was one out of 200,000. Before World War One, the House was frozen at 435 seats. Districts have since tripled in size. No wonder alienation and apathy have taken over...
Originally posted by jjkenobi
I for the life of me don't understand why other countries care about or think they should have some influence on health care policy in America.
I'm not interested in changing the Canadian or UK health care system. Why are you so interested in changing mine?
[edit on 17-8-2009 by jjkenobi]
And think what happens in the US doesn't affect them?
Well the last guy dragged their military of Canada, Britain,and Austrailia into an illegal war.
So yea, they have a right to pay attention.
Originally posted by phoenix103
Originally posted by Nivcharah
[Then why is it so easy for terrorists to enter Canada, thereby creating a need for USA to tighten the CA/USA borders? (If we haven't, we should!)
Terrorists?! No way?! You cannot be serious!
As far as I and many, many others are concerned, when someone brings the terrorism aspect into an argument, they've already lost.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by ZombieOctopus
We know that we already have care for everyone. It is a myth that we do not.
We know chances of survival are better here than anywhere else.
Originally posted by injunfeller
American's are intellectually bankrupt there is no debate there, but your concepts and understanding of socialism shows that you are among the intellectually bankrupt.
who do you think created your car, or your coat, or shirt, or every other benefit that you enjoy in your life?
Enjoy the fruits of another mans labor while you can, when the creators in this reality rise up cast the parasites away, your ilk will know their place.
I hate when the ignorant beasts of burden start talking like they actually have a clue what is going on...
Originally posted by fleabit
Too many Americans live in an ignorant state of "omg we are so oppressed," it's sad. I understand wanting to protect freedoms, but there are so many that just don't realize just how good they have it. Just blissfully unaware of what a paradise America is, compared to so many other countries.
The healthcare system we have now is a sham. A joke. A complete mess. So the first president in quite awhile to try and do something about it is being compared to Hitler!? You've gotta be kidding me. Yea.. Hitler was always trying to reform healthcare. What jerk Obama is!
Originally posted by seataka
Lobbying is a direct result of an act passed during WWI...that froze congress at 435 seats.
[edit on 18-8-2009 by seataka]
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by 12m8keall2c
Gotta agree with my pal 12...
My faith in the ability of govt. to run anything ceased to exist long ago... when a govt. cannot, or maybe will not, keep roads repaired, or educate our children...I'm supposed to hop willy-nilly onto the govt. health care express?
So not happening.
Socialist...fascist...democratic...yadda...yadda...yadda... How about we go with incompetent, bumbling idiots without a lick of common sense, instead...