How does soft money and incumbency make it difficult for congress to reform...

Discussion in 'Off topic' started by sniperdogruffo, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. ...campaign finance? Why are these two factors so difficult to regulate?
  2. Solidarity! Guest

    Those old white devils better be packing. They will not like what "By Any Means Necessary." The time for "change" is near. Big changes, mighty changes, changes that will make your head spin.
  3. Troll Hunter Guest

    Troll Hunter
    LMAO ... Maybe you you ask the Democrats !!!

    Democrats have to recognize that since the 73rd Congress in 1933, for a majority of the last 65 years, Democratic Houses of Representatives and Democratic Senates have CONTROLLED the nation and the President. A TOTAL of 38 Sessions with Democrats in CONTROL for 28 of those!
    WE need to inform/TELL our political representatives that WE NEED TO PASS a Constitutional Amendment for the LINE ITEM VETO.
    This will keep the SPECIAL INTEREST GARBAGE from being attached to valuable legislation.

    If Congress wants to give the president that power, they will have to pass a constitutional amendment, Supreme Justice John Paul Stevens said. "If there is to be a new procedure in which the president will play a different role in determining the text of what may become a law, such change must come not by legislation but through the amendment procedures set forth in Article V of the Constitution," Stevens said, on June 25th, 1998.

    IF your special interest is SO valuable, why do you have to HIDE it in valuable legislation?
    So, with them REFUSING to PASS the Line Item Veto, in reality, the House and Senate have REALLY been controlling the country!!

    AND, with the CURRENT Senate and Congress having the WORST approval rating in HISTORY, hopefully we will see a LOT of changes after the general elections.
    A recent Reuters poll is out and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have pulled an upset: They have managed to make George Walker Bush twice as popular as CONGRESS.

    THIS PAST WEEK - - JUST 13% of Likely Voters now say the DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED Congress is doing a good or excellent job. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 43% give Congress a poor rating.
    Those results represent a slight decrease from last month, when 15% gave Congress a good or excellent rating.
  4. DAR Guest

    Why doesn't congress stay out of it? They always seem to mess it up, as with McCain Feingold. Big donors (corporations) use pacs and can bundle. It only hurts those popular with the general populace. And tracks information about political views and giving habits that is none of the governments's business, as well.

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