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Topic: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)

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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #112 on: April 07, 2020, 10:25:00 AM »
I know a guy who was with my son's Marine outfit, so combat veteran.  He also graduated law school later.  He was interested in politics, and absolutely the kind of person most of us would vote for, honest, hard working, dedicated, wanted to change things for the better.  He started going to the usual political meetings to get an idea of where to start and was completely turned off by it all, he said he couldn't stand it.

I have another friend who was elected to our village council and who ran for mayor but she said the same kind of thing, going any further was just tawdry.

If you have a ton of money you can bypass working your way up of course.  But for folks like us, I think we just couldn't stand it, even if we might someday make the state legislature.

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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #113 on: April 07, 2020, 10:26:42 AM »
The NPVIC approach, right or wrong, is arguably unconstitutional (arguably not).  If that got to SCOTUS, they might have to make a political "judgment" on it.

It also could generate some unintended consequences.

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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #114 on: April 07, 2020, 10:27:42 AM »
Nobody would ever campaign in Wyoming. Nobody would ever campaign in California. Nobody would ever campaign in Alabama. Nobody would ever campaign in Illinois.
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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #115 on: April 07, 2020, 10:28:35 AM »
This would be the end of the Republic that our founders gave us.

Nobody would ever campaign in Wyoming. Nobody would ever campaign in California. Nobody would ever campaign in Alabama. Nobody would ever campaign in Illinois.

That's about all I can say on this matter, in this thread and on this board.
Nobody does campaign in Wyoming, California, or Alabama.... They only go to swing states....
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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #116 on: April 07, 2020, 10:30:05 AM »
If nobody ever campaigned around here, I'd be fine with that.  Entirely.

There are not quick and easy solutions, none.  There may be no solutions at all.

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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #117 on: April 07, 2020, 10:34:49 AM »
If nobody ever campaigned around here, I'd be fine with that.  Entirely.

There are not quick and easy solutions, none.  There may be no solutions at all.

This is one.

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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #119 on: April 07, 2020, 10:39:07 AM »
I see "life" as inefficient and ineffective when larger groups of humans get together to "do something".  I saw it aplenty in private industry with a large company.

I think it's inherent.  Small companies have to be (more) efficient to compete and survive.  Large ones can meander on for decades.  Seriously, I had NO JOB for my last 12 years, I did almost nothing, and was paid handsomely for it.  My boss was adept at pretending we did something useful.

And then he replaced me with TWO PEOPLE at my level.

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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #120 on: April 07, 2020, 10:43:09 AM »

And both individuals were wealthy before they go there.
That is one reason why it's been interesting following the bartender from the Bronx after her shocking upset in the 2018 primary, if for no other reason than it clearly exposed how the modern Congress isn't intended for those without substantial means. 

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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #122 on: April 07, 2020, 11:00:08 AM »
Eh, I'm still just a bill. 


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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #123 on: April 07, 2020, 11:15:37 AM »
Eh, I'm still just a bill.

That was a good one too. Your post conjured up an image of Jim Stafford singing about, eh... Bill. Heh. About the same time period, I guess.
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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #124 on: April 07, 2020, 11:20:54 AM »
Oh I hope and pray that I will, but today, I am still, just a bill.


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Re: Government Policy and Budget Discussion Thread (no politics)
« Reply #125 on: April 07, 2020, 11:22:07 AM »
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