View Poll Results: Which solution do you feel would help fix the politicans?

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  • Term limits

    3 30.00%
  • Giving people time off work on Election day(holiday)

    4 40.00%
  • Using Proportion Repersentation in House of Repersentives?

    2 20.00%
  • Term Breaks?

    0 0%
  • Creating a watchdog agency like a police department Internal affairs?

    2 20.00%
  • getting rid of the electoral college

    6 60.00%
  • abolishing party names and incumbant labels from the ballot

    1 10.00%
  • harsher pentalies for politicans

    7 70.00%
  • full public funding of elections

    7 70.00%
  • Require incumbants to pass a confindence vote to get on ballot

    2 20.00%
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    can't we even get a No Confidence/None Of The Above option? That'd at least make ME feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (A)//(E)
    can't we even get a No Confidence/None Of The Above option? That'd at least make ME feel better.

    I had a suggestion once that all politican seeking reelection would at least have to win a confidence election by 50% or better, but I couldn't see 50% of people agreeing on anything. We seem to do better at agreeing on what we dislike never on something we like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (A)//(E)
    can't we even get a No Confidence/None Of The Above option? That'd at least make ME feel better.
    The problem is, nobody would *EVER* get elected that way.

    What I'd like to see is if "None of the Above" wins, the election is reheld in 30 days, but none of the people who ran before can run again. The people have said "NO WAY".

    But we'd just have elections every 30 days that way.

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    Agreed, people having to choose between the lesser of two evils, or between a douche and a turd sandwich, is the only way it seems that anyone gets elected.

    Being Canadian, during Federal elections I've found myself in this situation. Being rather dismayed with the national parties I've found myself having to vote based on the qualifications of my local representatives. One is ineffective, the other I know personally and is a jackass and a bit of a bigot and the third is someone whose politics I do not agree with. In the end I either don't vote, which I feel wrong about for some reason, or I make the choice between the lesser of three evils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1pickleboy
    and what of our female politicans?



    Make an acception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Batman
    <snipped for space> Is it possible that the reason there are so many corrupt politicians is because they're usually the only ones who can afford to run for office?
    Well, also the ones who run under campaign reform like Kucinich tend to get zero media coverage. In the case of 3rd parties, they even have to fight for ballot access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOGG
    Well, also the ones who run under campaign reform like Kucinich tend to get zero media coverage. In the case of 3rd parties, they even have to fight for ballot access.
    I've always thought we needed to mandate fair and equal coverage, regardless of how much money the campaign has. Every public radio and television station must, as a consequence of their FCC license, air 2 30-second commercials per officially registered candidate, per day, at no fee. The candidates cannot buy additional airtime. All officially registered candidates must take part in all debates, anyone who refuses is taken off the ballot.

    This whole "buying the office" thing is just ridiculous.

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    I am not sure if its been posted but the answer to fix all the politicians.
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    you know, at a certain angle, that looks like a fire elemental.

    fire elementals are cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tricksterpup
    I am not sure if its been posted but the answer to fix all the politicians.
    Works for me, I'll even buy the lighter fluid. Let's have a weenie-roast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    In Tampa, the mayor's race is non-partisan. A since Bob Martinez in the 1980s, Tampa has elected 4 fantastic mayors in a row. They were all very different but were all extremely effective.

    Actually, I'd bet you good money that the current mayor of Tampa, Pam Iorio, will become the Governor of Florida in 2010 (she is actually a Dem and it looks like the Rep candidate will replace Jeb this year.) Heck, you could be hearing her name as a VP candidate in 2012 if it all plays out. She really is that good and very well regarded in central Florida (I-4 corridor baby!).
    Should have taken that bet.



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    they should all be Clay Davis from The Wire; for the sake of entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty_Cristo View Post
    they should all be Clay Davis from The Wire; for the sake of entertainment.
    "Sheeeeeeeit."
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    Vote me into power.
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