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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s hoping the voters sent legislators caught up on the current anti virus shots.
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    If enough are immune the virus dies.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, there’s a sickness going around alright. It’s man-made, but easily cured by a prescription of term limits and a removal of private money from the diet!

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    And all it takes is voting in those who will enact such legislation when elected.
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    “trust me to vote myself out of a job”
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    It is going to be tough to accomplish.

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    We (Maine) added a second independent senator to the mix. Your move, everyone else…

  5. Ennui_rudy Rutherford

    Ennui_rudy Rutherford said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t know, Stipple. The infamous idiot from MN – the wide-eyed, can’t blink Michele – introduced the 1st bill in the House and it was, of course, repel Obamacare. What a moron. NY & NJ are in need of aid and this poor excuse for a human wants to repel for the 39th time health care. Way to go!

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    “Oh, there’s a sickness going around alright. It’s man-made, but easily cured by a prescription of term limits and a removal of private money from the diet!”


    Shocking. What would they do with all those empty offices on K Street? Good post but I doubt it would be supported by either of the mainstream parties…

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Let me guess… did Bachmann include extra revenue to PAY for getting rid of Obamacare? The GOP broke their own rule on that in 2010 as well.

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Supreme Court struck down term limits at the Federal level several years ago. Washington state passed a law limiting the terms of their US senators and reps. Scotus ruled that a constitutional ammendment would be necessary.
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    Part of the Republican Contract with America was campaign finance reform. Newt said it just couldn’t get any support.
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    One law that ought to be passed is to prohibit any federal legislator or staff member from ever becoming a lobbyist.

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    But there will be no pressure to vote against his constituents’ interests just to stick it to the republicans. Yes, we also need independent conservatives in congress as well. That is what I thought the tea party would be, but they insist on maintaining the name “republican” and pressuring the rest of the party. They would do more good by splitting with the Republican Party and not trying to force the rest to fall into their line. The more random votes on the floor, the more likely we can get things accomplished since you won’t simply have one party against another.

  10. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If Tigger wants to see the results of term limits, he should move to Ohio! Even the conservative Columbus Dispatch decries the “monkey move-up” next job flip flopping going on. Which leads to only lobbyists and staff having any institutional memory. The worst example of job-shopping was a legislator who was term limited from the Senate’ was elected to the House, and after being term limited again, got re-elected to the Senate where he finally retired.

  11. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Fourcrows

    “We (Maine) added a second independent senator to the mix. Your move, everyone else…”

    standing ovation

  12. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    Reagan

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @edinbaltimore

    I agree with your description of what happens with term limits,
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    but
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    what should have happened is that laws and lawmaking got simpler, especially tax laws. If laws were made simpler, less institutional memory would be necessary to make them.
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    They would also be easier to understand and enforce, especially tax laws.

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    Instead, what happens is that the same politicians occupy different seats, but the part of the institutional memory that remains or grows stronger, is the part the allows lobbyists to make the laws.

  14. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ohio’s school-funding formula was declared unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court in 1999, and 3 more times since. Finally the Supremes said they couldn’t do anything, and it was up to the legislature. Except for minor tweaks, we still rely mostly on property taxes, with most school levies being turned down. The newly elected each term don’t push for changes, just mouth platitudes while our governor insists everything is fine. So much for term limits bringing in fresh blood/new ideas!

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