Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Best System Ever”

    Wait… we’re not talking about the ACA anymore, are we?

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    To drive home Ted’s point, the House GOP passed a rule shortly before the shutdown that prevents anyone but the majority leader (Eric Cantor) from calling a vote on the Senate’s budget bill.

  3. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 3 years ago

    The House passes a bill and sends it to the Senate. The Senate makes changes and sends it back to the House.

  4. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 3 years ago

    This is a good system IF good people are elected to it. Our elected idiots do a terrible job.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    “Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” – George Bernard Shaw

  6. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    MStevenson58 said, about 4 hours ago
    After the ‘revolution’: the constitution is deemed illegal. Revolutionaries go door to door to confiscate guns and use them to kill the owner and their families. All independent thought is outlawed. The taliban eventually takes over America.
    Republicans having gotten their wish are soon shot as too reactionary.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Of course no one in Congress reads a bill they are mostly a bunch of illiterate liars… err,… lawyers. I always get those two mixed up…

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    I got to your link no problem. It’s an important article. Nothing very new, but often ignored. Now the question is What do we do about it?

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    Good link, but no solutions.

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 3 years ago

    I agree with these 7 changes. I would imagine that there is some hope after all if I agree with Ansonia. To date, that hasn’t been possible.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Correct my if i’m wrong, but don’t budget bills have to originate in the House? So, how can they vote on anything coming from the senate?

    Both Chambers can & do draft their own bills. Usually the House votes it’s bill first, then sends it to the Senate for a vote or alterations.

    The House passed the spending bill which also included their roll back of the ACA. The Senate took up the House Bill, tore off the part about the ACA & passed it. That version should be put up for a vote in the House. Instead Boehner claimed the votes weren’t there & shutdown the government.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    20 days to run for office

    campaign finances need major reform, but 20 days is not enough time for voters or the few honest journalists left to get a complete picture of the candidates.

    I think the bigger problems are in the primaries. New faces are discouraged & anyone who bucks their party is targeted for replacement.

  13. Randy Larrabee

    Randy Larrabee GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Am I the only one that thinks the President signing a bill but not enforcing it is unconstitutional?

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