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Boehner: This is a Stalemate

indy2012 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:48 PM
ATL is making a completely different point all together...I think he is trying to say the 2 party system is not right, there needs to be many different parties.... unfortunately the 2 parties have so much power now that they can push out any ideas that fall into the gray area......
indy2012 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 3:15 PM
i know how it works, a few parties would make a difference in who represents the states.....it would be a slow change over but it would be nice to see people have more then a 2 sided debate...believe it or not there are more the 2 sides to these issues....
Conservative_Libertarian Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 3:10 PM
Indy..........

That's just ridiculous if you have any clue how the Electoral College works!

You might want to study up on that one there mister!

Until we disavow the Electoral College... Your concept in meaningless!

Don't take my word for it... learn to browse and and learn... till then

stop being ridiculous!

TCG-L
indy2012 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:55 PM
I think it would be more representative overall....Yes I agree that a president could be chosen by a small minority, but the congress would represent more of the people....2 parties is not good, neither is 20.....it would be nice to have at least 4-5 strong parties....
beowulfe Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:52 PM
"many different parties"?

Let me put it this way: I noted years ago that Jacques Chirac in France was elected by less than 5% of the eligible voters in France. This was because there were about 20 or more different names on the ballot for president.

You think our elections are bad now? What do you think it would be like when your House representative garnered the support of only 500, out of, say, 500,000, voters?

In response to President Obama's new $1.6 trillion tax hike proposal, Speaker John Boehner said today fiscal cliff talks have reached a "stalemate."

"There is a stalemate," Boehner said. "I'm rather determined to solve our debt problem."

When asked about GOP solutions to the looming crisis, Boehner pointed to the work the House has done in the past two years for solutions.

"You can look at our budget in the past two years and there are plenty of specific proposals," he said, adding that significant and real spending cuts must be on the table in...