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Voter Suppression

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 4:35 PM
you return loyalty of representatives to the voters by enacting TERM LIMITS. don't give them any chance to develop a "relationship" with lobbyists or wealthy people. If they aren't coming back for additional terms,then they won't be bought,it wont be worth it for the moneyed groups,they can't get their "investment back". The reps won't be around long enough,and in addition,we don't have to pay any pension,nor do they become "entitled" or feel they're somebody special,elite. No "careers" in Congress,ever.
jimmylynn Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 11:40 PM
TERM LIMITS or tackling the money flow, both good ideas, but how to impliment. That is the question. How do you get politicians to vote for changes that limit their time in office or their contribution sources?
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 4:38 PM
they also don't get any chance for "sweetheart deals" that make them rich on a legislator's salary.
and lastly,they soon have to live under the laws they enacted,as an ordinary citizen,not as a "former lawmaker" or "celebrity".

December 2, 2012

Michigan voters went to the polls last month to consider six initiatives. The measures had been placed on statewide ballot by private citizens. They had organized and gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures from fellow Michigan citizens, all to earn an up-or-down vote on their respective issues.

All six measures went down to decisive defeat at the polls.

Deservedly so — with the exception of Proposal 5, which would have required a vote of the people or a two-thirds legislative vote in order to raise state taxes. I...