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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I was kind of mocking them for shouting from the rooftops about how much Obamacare was going to cost taxpayers, but then they had to put an exclusion into their new cutgo bill because surprise, getting rid of it is going to cast taxpayers money!
    Exactly, because spending $3 to save $100 is CAAARAAAAAAAAZY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hew View Post
    Exactly, because spending $3 to save $100 is CAAARAAAAAAAAZY!

    Holy crap Hew, where you been? I thought you went and found something better to do than chastise us libruls...

    Did you mean spend $100 to save $3? That's the angle I'd expect you to take, you know them OMB guys don't understand simple arithmetic and accounting!
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    Term limits for all elected officials!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner View Post
    Term limits for all elected officials!
    Agreed, but someone asked "what if you get a really good one??"

    I answered "name 1!!"

    That was pretty much the end of that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner View Post
    Term limits for all elected officials!
    and exactly what will that solve? knowing they wont be reelected anyway gives them no more reason to do the right thing - in fact i would argue the opposite. they will just say "i have but X years here no matter what, so in that time i'll do whats in the best interest of me, myself, and I to make sure i have a gold-lined nest when i leave"

    the answer is somewhere in between. 100% transparency and accountability so they are more inclined to do the right thing to ensure that the public will keep their trust and reelect them.

    gerrymandering is also a problem. districts are too often drawn so that they are lopsidedly one way or the other - both parties have done it. a more even district helps ensure that there is always a viable challenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    The new gov of Michigan just threw a big expensive bash for his inauguration and in defense they said it was funded by private donations. Yup, I really feel a lot better knowing that the gov of my old home state is living it up on private funds. No conflict of interest there.

    But that wasn't the point of my original post. I was kind of mocking them for shouting from the rooftops about how much Obamacare was going to cost taxpayers, but then they had to put an exclusion into their new cutgo bill because surprise, getting rid of it is going to cast taxpayers money!
    Oh yeah, I understand.

    I still think is ironic. Vote for a millionaire tax cut, then have those millionaires throw you a million dollar party with their "private" tax savings!

    Its all on the up and up. Hopefully if I schmooze our local republican rep, I can get an invite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by david gibson View Post

    gerrymandering is also a problem. districts are too often drawn so that they are lopsidedly one way or the other - both parties have done it. a more even district helps ensure that there is always a viable challenger.

    Look at Texas 19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david gibson View Post
    snark·y
       /ˈsnɑrki/[snahr-kee]

    –adjective, snark·i·er, snark·i·est. Chiefly British Slang .
    testy or irritable; short.

    i would hardly call my post irritable - that however is a perfect description of your post. mine is satire, poking fun, teasing, mocking, razzing.

    see if you can find a better word, but "snarky" aint quite it.
    snark·y (snärk)

    adj. snark·i·er, snark·i·est Slang
    1. Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide, usually out of irritation.
    2. Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

    I guess you conveniently overlooked the primary definition. Snarky fits you to a T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post


    wow - no surprise - its republican! i'll point out the 18th and 29th - you have to zoom in on houston - thought not reaching out like 19 they are each clearly gerrymandered - and both democratic......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    snark·y (snärk)

    adj. snark·i·er, snark·i·est Slang
    1. Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide, usually out of irritation.
    2. Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

    I guess you conveniently overlooked the primary definition. Snarky fits you to a T.

    EXACTLY!!

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