A simple proposal

Re: A simple proposal

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:20 am

Seems to me the biggest problem is the dysfunctional relationship between members of Congress, especially in the Senate. Both sides use arcane rules to get their way or work grinds to a halt. Some kind of negative pay for performance incentive needs to be put in place. Long gone is the "reaching across the isle" and working out a compromise. Perhaps some Web site rating the use of arcane rules and other obstruction tactics could shame otherwise mature individuals into working together.

It's often been said that a do nothing Congress is a good Congress. Well that approach to less government clearly is a dead end. Members simply need to step up and make the very hard choices to get the monster under control. Rep. Paul Ryan has a extensive proposal to get spending and benefits under control. He calls it a "Roadmap for America". See: http://www.roadmap.republicans.budget.house.gov/

Some version of his ideas must happen. Take a look.

His fellow GOP members refuse to endorse it.
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Re: A simple proposal

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:23 am

I'm telling ya, what we need to do is get rid of the over head expenditures. We need to have a so called government that is free to the people. A government that is not bought and paid for by corporate or special interest. We need to make it that everyone pays a fair share of tax. And we need to make sure that everyone pays that tax. God only asked for 10 percent seems like the government could work on the same level or even less. It's 2010 and it is time for change, cut the overhead and change will come.
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Re: A simple proposal

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:29 pm

People need to vote...
The average turnout is less than 40%...
That lets a minority have their way...
Term limits...
Get rid of the PAC's...
And 'Political Cosultants'...
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Re: A simple proposal

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:24 pm

Open source is the right idea but there are still so many ways to automate fraud. The more people involved the better - the fewer people involved - the more secrecy. The more secrecy the more likely for fraud. The oldest way is still the best.

Even if we perfect the electronic method there is still the confidence issue. What happens when someone wins who is not supposed to win? We already see that in Alvin Greene. The sore loser demanded that his win be revoked simply on the grounds that the loser could not see how a nobody could possible beat him. The loser insisted there must be a vote tallying anomaly.

Richard S. wrote:Any and all software/hardware that is used for voting needs to be completely open source. It sounds easy, we have voting in polls right here but these polls are irrelevant to your life. Their would be lots of very hard probelms to overcome for such a system, how do you accommodate those without a computer?
It would be fantastic if everyone could vote on these issues but how long before they become overwhelmed or are voting on issues they have no clue about?
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Re: A simple proposal

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:34 pm

"It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights... Confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism. Free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence. It is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power... Our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no further, our confidence may go... In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."

--Thomas Jefferson: Draft Kentucky Resolutions, 1798
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