Why do americans fall over themselves over incumbent political stars and fat cats ?

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    Why do americans fall over themselves over incumbent political media stars and fat cats? Have we not learned that these people NEVER make things better they just continue the corporate welfare and watch american jobs go abroad. It really stinks!

    STOP sending the same faces back to Washington it is doing none of us any good.

    The parties, news media and corporate america decide who OUR candidates should be for local,state or federal level representation. Why do we allow them to decide considering there are billions more of us?

    The media has become a large part of the special interest takeover of our process as if they know what is best for all of us.

    Voters support this takeover by voting for those candidates who spend the most money and the question is why?

    The media loves those big campaign dollars = voters should not worship the big spenders
     
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    Campaigns go too long,spend way too much money and do not necessarily provide the best available.

    It is up to us to stop the nonsense at the voting booths.

    Replace 95% of all elected officials every 4 years for the house and every 6 years for the Senate.

    Not voting sends the wrong message and changes nothing.

    One big problem is there are damn few if any republicans running for office. That's right the traditional fiscal conservative/socially responsible republican is missing not to mention
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    Nothing of lasting substance gets fixed until we have strict term limits. These thugs spend more time fundraising, campaigning and selling out than they do legislating, and we let them get away with it. Then we bemoan the fact that America is in decay.

    This is a self-inflicted wound. Fix the system, or the decay continues.

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    Term Limits come by way of not returning the same faces. That's right voters can do on their own. Term limit legislation would likely be loaded with loop holes.

    Let's do it on our own. Ralph Nader campaigns for replacing 90% of incumbents each voting cycle. Personally why not 95%?
     
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    Corporations and developers do not save money for taxpayers or big government.

    TOO many corporations want to privatize our states. Yet it is the corporations that are responsible for fraud against government and OUR tax dollars.

    For example:
    "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill)"

    UUA: A Voice of Economic Populism

    The trouble with elected officials they go to the CEO"s of any industry and developers for advice too often!!!! Then the elected officials walk away still uninformed.

    One answer to our political problems : CUT OFF special interest financing of elections! YES even at the local level.
     
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    One answer to our political problems : CUT OFF special interest financing of elections! YES even at the local level.

    Our government is always claiming the USA is about democracy. In that case allow the citizens to practice democracy by allowing citizens to vote on these issues in 2012:

    Let's demand a new system and vote in Fair Vote America : FairVote.org | Instant Runoff Voting
    Demand a change on the next ballot.

    Let's have public financing of campaigns. Citizens cannot afford special interest money campaigns for it is the citizens that get left out. Let citizens vote on this issue.
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    Bribery of elected officials and bribed officials = the most stinky of all bribery!

    Day in and day out our elected officials spend hours each day campaigning for campaign dollars. When they take time out to make a speech and/or attend luncheons etc etc etc this is campaigning for money. Let's not pretend only the presidential race is on the clock 24/7.
     
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    Yes why do you?
     
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    All this coming from someone who fell for "Hope and Change"?

    :lol:
     
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    The incumbents and fat cats have little knowledge on how people are living in the real world.

    These people enter office out of touch and go through life uniformed.
     
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    I did not vote Obama. He is out of touch.
     

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