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219. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 5, 2012, 10:44 RollinThundr
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 22:11:
People always wonder why the Dems can't seem to get their shit together in Congress. It's mostly because we only have 2 parties, and anyone that isn't batshit insane at this point isn't part of the GOP, so they end up either as a Dem or independent/3rd party but caucusing with the Dems. So the Dems end up with a wide variety of folks in their party with a wide variety of opinions, priorities and constituencies. They just can't move in lock-step like the GOP does. That means they're far less effective than their numbers would seem to imply too. I'm still on the fence as to whether that's a good or bad thing.

I really hate the two-party system. That, along with gerrymandering, the fixed number of congressional seats, and unlimited corporate money (even from international corporations), are really fucking up our democracy.

I dunno I don't think wanting to put an end to spending ourselves into oblivion is such a batshit insane line of thinking. Cuts have to happen somewhere, be it PBS or the Military or social handouts etc etc.

Granted there are plenty of republicans who have a spending addiction as well and they certainly get their share of lobbying from corporate interests, the thing is, dems do this too. It's not exclusive to one party or the other.

I think it really comes down to what an individual finds more important. Personally I firmly believe in being personally responsible for oneselves well being, and quite honestly, if cutting government programs like funding stuff like PBS or NPR along with other cuts (military included) we could start paying down some of our debt to China for example before they end up owning us out right. Granted they prolly wouldn't just say pay us all the money you owe us but if they did we'd be fucked.

It won't be easy but we need to do this and do it soon rather than just carry on status quo like we have been.

The second part is making government smaller rather than bigger, and I'll say it right now, making government smaller is not even on the list of things the dems would ever want to do.
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