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    If you could change one thing in our country , what would it be.

    Laws, Amendments to the constitution, Limits on guns, limits on military..... what?

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    Extremism used as a political weapon... i.e., pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    Soooo, I guess... a more informed populace.

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    How about not spending more then you bring in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Extremism used as a political weapon... i.e., pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    Soooo, I guess... a more informed populace.
    I'm torn between this and Aaron Rodgers being traded to the Jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    I'm torn between this and Aaron Rodgers being traded to the Jets.
    funny, I'll take Arron Rodgers.

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    I would want Congress to have the same benefits as the rest of the citizens ie., same health care, same retirement package (ss), and 2 term max. with limited budget for campaign.

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    Limit of $500 per person each year for political contributions. No other contributions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Limit of $500 per person each year for political contributions. No other contributions.
    I'll take that a step further and say eliminate corporate lobbyism, but it's still a distant second to tort reform as far as I'm concerned.

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    End the drug war.

    Tax and regulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK View Post
    Laws, Amendments to the constitution, Limits on guns, limits on military..... what?
    DEATH to all democrats

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    That directly impacts my day to day life and answering honestly?

    More stringent driving tests. Yearly tests. License removal and huge penalties for those caught driving who shouldn't be.

    My biggest fear is having a loved one taken out because some ****ing schmuck can't operate a ton of steel properly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    I'll take that a step further and say eliminate corporate lobbyism, but it's still a distant second to tort reform as far as I'm concerned.
    Bingo.

    I don't want to beat up on lawyers b.c we have a few here on the site but . . .

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    You cant have a kid untill your 18 and are making 20K or more a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    You cant have a kid untill your 18 and are making 20K or more a year.
    so if you get pregnant and don't meet these requirement?

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    term limits, and make it easier for ordinary people to run for office

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    so if you get pregnant and don't meet these requirement?
    Im talking in a perfect world here. There is no ethical way to enforce this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    term limits, and make it easier for ordinary people to run for office
    How about having a lottery for running for Office, where only ordinary college educated people are eligible for office and they can choose to run or not.

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    It's so tough to pick just one, but I'll go with campaign finance reform. The ideal system would ban private financing and use only public financing for political campaigns. In my opinion, this would trigger a trickle down effect where political/corporate corruption decreases and additional political parties become more relevant and legitimate.

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    Expand the membership of the House of Representatives. 1 house member for 30,000 citizens was the original equation we should bring that back. The ratio is now north of 700,000 to 1

    The house has become body of citizens who only really care about getting enough money to run TV ads so they can get reelected.

    IMHO, more congressmen would mean more oversight by their constituents. If the ratio of constituents to Congressmen became 50,000 to 1, chances are we all know our congressman and would be able to have a genuine conversation with him/her. AKA Representative Government.

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    The two biggest rackets in this country are private sector healthcare and tort lawyers. End both. The med mal tort would be completely abolished and healthcare completely taken over by the government and taken away by private insurers who charge 3X as much for the same crap.

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