Our government is so broken and driven by money it is bad

August 24, 2016, 12:24 am

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The debate "Our government is so broken and driven by money it is bad" was started by dalton7532 on August 24, 2016, 12:24 am. 30 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Blue_ray posted 3 arguments, dalton7532 posted 4 arguments to the agreers part.


dalton7532, Blue_ray, charlieholmes, Hi, jack_tim_45, historybuff, north, Gaurangi, blakelovesjesus, Isabel, neveralone and 19 visitors agree.
NotoriousBishop and 4 visitors disagree.

Nemiroff
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the answer is simple. make elections cheap. the same logic we should be using in the war on drugs. fight the demand, not the supply. supply the relevant information online, educate the public on how to read it. and you won't have to advertise at all.

2 years, 9 months ago

I agree with everything your saying dalton, except I don't understand with reliance on the government relating to it. whether you rely on the government or not, you have an interest that someone isn't stealing or slacking off in the government.

heck if you are relying on the government you have more at stake in making sure no one is stealing large sums of money against their interest.

2 years, 9 months ago
dalton7532
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When I was reffering to 2 year term limits, I was reffering to represenatives and Senators, not the president. Sorry for the confusion

2 years, 9 months ago
RogueAmerican
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I would also like to add that 2 year elections would not give a president time to adapt in office. The responsibilities are far to great to allow only 2 years experience.

2 years, 9 months ago

I understand your concept, but elections are expensive both to candidates and in tax dollars. Shortening term limits to 2 years doubles that cost. It also means that there is constantly turnover in leadership. While that could help, it could also lead to less being accomplished since by the time they got accustomed to the job their first term would be half over. That is quite inefficient.

I would say a term limit makes sense, but I would leave the terms at 4 years. I would also say that politicians finances should be made public as a condition of running, so if there are conflicts of interest they are known with harsh penalties for nondisclosure.

2 years, 9 months ago
Blue_ray
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i understand

2 years, 9 months ago

The people also have a responsibility to fix the broken media system. None of this will ever happen though. People are too stupid and to lazy to do otherwise. They believe whatever the media tells them.

2 years, 9 months ago
dalton7532
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Get big money out of politics and set a two year term limits, where you can only get relected once. Politicians will procrastinate if they know they will just get relected again and again. If you want to see how corrupt the system is, watch a politician refute these ideas.

2 years, 9 months ago
Blue_ray
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i understand your point. any way to stop corruption?

2 years, 9 months ago

I mean it is to the point people are more concerned about their general well being in politics than serving the people. People refuse to serve as VP if it hurts their poor future in politics, or in any political position for that matter. We have a selfish governement.

We have special interest that get their hands in everything. We have broken and corrupt parties. Really, take a look at how corrupt the DNC and RNC are! We have a politically correct government that is unapologetic for the amount of times they failed the people on so many accounts.

I can go on and on.

2 years, 9 months ago

you mean capitalism is responsible?

2 years, 9 months ago
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