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  •  I see money as a greater threat to good governance (5+ / 0-)

    ..than career public servants aspiring to positions with greater influence that require elections to serve.

    Term limits without reining in lobbyists (and now unlimited donations) would just get us a new crop of fresh-faces but still corrupt pols. The system being broken as opposed to people gradually losing touch with the electorate.

    Personally, I think it's FUBAR, and would leave in a heartbeat if financially able.

    An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 10:12:19 AM PDT

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    •  To Anthony Page - great comment (3+ / 0-)

      I think you have stated exactly how many of our readers feel.

      sig...You just ran into a hardcore progressive who's just another working stiff with an MBA degree & therefore a vociferous labor union supporter [smile]

      by Democrats Ramshield on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 12:34:57 PM PDT

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    •  OR we COULD get more teaparty types (1+ / 0-)
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      by which I mean...people who are 'on a mission' but dont plan to make careers of it, especially since they would have a LIMITED BY LAW amount of time to 'git it done'  

      I agree with you that MONEY is what motivates every damn thing in DC but you wont get the MONEY out of there until you get the Corp Lackies who spend their lives doing BIG BIZ bidding term limited.  

      Money isnt interested in someone who is on their way OUT if there is a whole NEW crop on its way in... and the 'game' of buying up congress gets infinitely MORE expensive and harder to continue because the changeover would become TO FAST to keep up with...  

      sure there will be a residual crop of already OWNED F'ers who will continue to F it up for the rest of us for a decade or so but nothing changes overnight so it is important, to Americas future, to limit the time that Money has to 'buy and own' an elected official asap by term limiting congress AND the USSC and I truely believe you WILL get PEOPLE to serve instead of the corp owned career politicans we are stuck with now.

      "Orwell was an optimist"

      by KnotIookin on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 04:16:49 PM PDT

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