posted on Sep, 5 2011 @ 03:23 PM
reply to post by Ultraman2011
Ultraman you raise a few good questions. I do believe there are things that could be done to curb but not eliminate the corruption we see here in the
states. I say curb and not eliminate due to the fact that we all are human (or well i assume anyways) therefore personal interest, personal gain, and
hunger for power will always come into play.
I think the amount of money that is spent on elections is just sickening,
The 2008 campaign was the costliest in history, with a record-shattering $5.3 billion in spending by candidates, political parties and interest groups
on the congressional and presidential races
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With the kind of money being thrown around its no shock that small market or independent candidate’s dont stand a chance at making a real impact in
elections. To reform this i think there should be a firm cap on the amount of money that each candidate and their supporters can spend during the
election. The fine points of my 'theory" if you will have not been flushed out but you get the general idea.
Term limits are a novel idea though i think anyways a bit beside the point for what i would really like to see accomplished. I would rather see that
people open there eyes and do a little research on the candidates then go out and make an informed decision. By just disposing of our elected
officials on a matter of fact basis by setting term limits you would see a lot of people doing the same things the president does now, which is sit in
office his first term and try not to piss any one off to bad so he can get reelected and do whatever the hell he wants after the fact because what
does it matter he already can’t be reelected again.
Now what to do about lobby groups, this is a tough one for me as i belong to a group that does actively lobby the political types. I think the best
way to deal with lobbyist groups is to regulate what they can and cannot do. For instance i think a lobby group should be a vocal organization not a
monetary one. I think by limiting or completely cutting off their ability to directly fund a politician you could in theory limit the corruption
stemming from such actions.
I do appreciate the input from a non-American looking in, i believe of all the people outside the US the people of Canada should have the best idea of
what is going on here due to the close proximity and all the border jumping people do. You sir are a class act and i wish you well
Thank you and good day/night depending on your location in this universe.