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Just to make myself clear...... (Original Post) daleanime Jul 2013 OP
You mean Raise? darkangel218 Jul 2013 #1
This is what you get when you spell check, daleanime Jul 2013 #3
that's what you got out of the post and comment on? ProdigalJunkMail Jul 2013 #4
Im not far from what you got out of it, am i darkangel218 Jul 2013 #6
i had no comment on the OP ProdigalJunkMail Jul 2013 #7
He's a snark.... daleanime Jul 2013 #12
What about the ability to have a famous spouse or parent? NoOneMan Jul 2013 #2
Usually go hand-in-hand.... daleanime Jul 2013 #8
These fuckers should have to go through a hiring process leftstreet Jul 2013 #5
I kind of like that idea.... daleanime Jul 2013 #10
I think Congress should be filled by sortition (lottery). ZombieHorde Jul 2013 #9
Definitely has some advantages to discuss.... daleanime Jul 2013 #11

leftstreet

(36,054 posts)
5. These fuckers should have to go through a hiring process
Wed Jul 17, 2013, 03:41 PM
Jul 2013

Filter them out by their resumes: experience, education, job history, drug testing, credit report, etc just like everyone else



99.9 % of Congress wouldn't even get a call back

daleanime

(17,796 posts)
10. I kind of like that idea....
Wed Jul 17, 2013, 03:50 PM
Jul 2013

if the required information was spelled out we wouldn't end up with things like last years non-release of taxes.

ZombieHorde

(29,047 posts)
9. I think Congress should be filled by sortition (lottery).
Wed Jul 17, 2013, 03:46 PM
Jul 2013

People could choose to register for the lottery, and those who "win" would serve out their term. This has several benefits:
1) The people would be better represented.
2) There would be more incentive to have decent education in the US.
3) Partisan politics would greatly diminish.
4) Members of Congress wouldn't have to worry about looking tough in order to win elections.
5) Less corruption. Political donations from corporations would be gone.

daleanime

(17,796 posts)
11. Definitely has some advantages to discuss....
Wed Jul 17, 2013, 03:57 PM
Jul 2013

instead of voter suppression we would have to worry about shrinking the candidate pool.

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