Poll: Democracy

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 12 reps Joined Aug 2017
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 2:46 PM

Hard to say we have a representative republic when everyone in the 3 branches is in someones back pocket. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 3:53 PM
posted by kizer permanente

Hard to say we have a representative republic when everyone in the 3 branches is in someones back pocket. 

 

 

 

Eliminate retiree pension and health care benefits for public officials and a lot of problems will solve themselves.  The more the entrenched stay entrenched because of the golden parachutes, the more likely corruption can take root.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 4:33 PM
posted by QuakerOats

 

 

 

Eliminate retiree pension and health care benefits for public officials and a lot of problems will solve themselves.  The more the entrenched stay entrenched because of the golden parachutes, the more likely corruption can take root.

Eh, I'd argue the corruption just changes then.  Not that this isn't a good idea, mine you.  I think long-term benefits for politicians certainly incentivizes making re-election campaigns a much larger priority than they should be.  As such, I think your recommendation is actually a good idea.

But if we shorten the length someone is able to be in office, I think we just change the corruption game.  Get in, get what you can, and get out.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 5:49 PM
posted by O-Trap

Eh, I'd argue the corruption just changes then.  Not that this isn't a good idea, mine you.  I think long-term benefits for politicians certainly incentivizes making re-election campaigns a much larger priority than they should be.  As such, I think your recommendation is actually a good idea.

But if we shorten the length someone is able to be in office, I think we just change the corruption game.  Get in, get what you can, and get out.

There's only one solution.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 14, 2020 12:53 AM
posted by justincredible

There's only one solution.


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