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Trouble brewing in our capital

August 15, 2013

Editor, OBSERVER: Citizen and taxpayer vs. Washington. It has become quite a fight....

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Truthteller

Aug-17-13 9:42 AM

PR, apparently you've never heard of the voluntary contribution on your tax return!?

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PR24601

Aug-16-13 9:13 AM

Marcia - "A suggestion given was that that small donors might be matched from a public fund"

WHAT? Where is this money going to come from? You and every other liberal hack that thinks money just grows on trees and there's an unlimited supply in Bozobama's pocket. Unbelievable. That's the worst suggestion I've ever heard.

Ban all political campaigning until 1 month prior to the election. Tell them to do their job and worry about re-election on October 1 of their election year. Maybe they'll get something done for a change and the people will re-elect them.

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concerned

Aug-15-13 8:33 PM

Although I agree with you Marcia ( believe it or not) we still need term limits on all elected offices unfortunately we will never see it without a massive revolt by voters!

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Marcia

Aug-15-13 6:34 PM

The biggest problem is money in elections. Public financing might be the way to go. A suggestion given was that that small donors might be matched from a public fund. Another idea is limits on how much can be spent. This would be difficult because of outside groups that run their own ads, but if those could be outlawed the problem would be solved.Americans really need to hear what the candidates actually stand for, not just what their opponents say they stand for. For fair elections we must take money out of our elections.

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DKexpat

Aug-15-13 11:16 AM

One of the problems - and both parties do it - is the gerrymandering of districts so that the rep is GUARANTEED he/she will be reelected.

The only "threat" they have is from their OWN party running someone against them in a primary. (That, for example, is how Grover Norquist keeps people in line.)

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badnewsbear

Aug-15-13 9:53 AM

The 22nd Amendment set term limits for Presidents. Another amendment should be issued to cover all areas of government, especially Congress and Supreme Court Justices. None of these positions should be for life.

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DKexpat

Aug-15-13 9:45 AM

Agree with PR24601 - term limits.

Two six-year terms in the Senate, six-two year terms in the House – give ‘em all a chance to serve 12 years, then kick ‘em out.

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PR24601

Aug-15-13 8:47 AM

Term limits, and a 1-month campaign period. "Politician" should not be a career choice, but a stop of servitude along the way of life, for people that truly think they can make a positive difference.

robert, your idiocy aside, it's all of them - the left, the right, the flip-floppers, the independents, they have one main priority - themselves. We are electing "representatives", are we not?

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robert

Aug-15-13 7:41 AM

oh oh, get ready for the radical right replies my friend. you will learn all about how Obama is destroying the constitution, is a communist, secret Islamist, terrorist and of course my favorite he is not a citizen. which brings me to something that should be discussed. the knucklehead for Texas (Ted Cruze) was born in canada. Can he run for president and is he a citizen? yes of course he can as his mother is an american citizen and that is all that counts. Wasn;t the Presidents mother an American Citizen?

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