Senators voting without reading what they are voting on.

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29 Jan 2013, 11:17 pm

Senators voting without reading what they are voting on.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svGDZOW-brA[/youtube]


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29 Jan 2013, 11:54 pm

Our MPs routinely do that.



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29 Jan 2013, 11:57 pm

They hire interns to do that for them.



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30 Jan 2013, 12:04 am

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
They hire interns to do that for them.


Are these interns fit?



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30 Jan 2013, 12:14 am

The way it looks even the interns wouldn't have adequate time to read them.
I think his point is that they aren't getting read by anyone before a vote......


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30 Jan 2013, 5:23 am

Raptor wrote:
The way it looks even the interns wouldn't have adequate time to read them.
I think his point is that they aren't getting read by anyone before a vote......


At least I can feel better for not taking the effort to vote.



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30 Jan 2013, 7:37 am

Tequila wrote:
techstepgenr8tion wrote:
They hire interns to do that for them.


Are these interns fit?

It would be preferable if they're reading comprehension is above 5th grade, though, I can't attest to that.



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30 Jan 2013, 8:27 am

These Solons have their staff boil the bills down to 25 words or less and nave their staff write the legalese so that the laws will pass muster in the courts.

The -real- lawmakers are the drones and staff grunts who work for the "lawmakers" who posture and huff and buff on the floors of their respective Houses. I think Plato would have been surprised to see that the actual "philosopher kings" were relatively low payed staff grunts.

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30 Jan 2013, 9:29 am

People elect legislators, legislators vote in a constitutional process. At least at the Federal level, there is no requirement that a bill actually be read (there are some senate rules that might be on point), but nothing that has the force of law.

I'm fairly sure there's a few voters who go in to the voting booth and pick canidates by random.


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30 Jan 2013, 9:44 am

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
Tequila wrote:
techstepgenr8tion wrote:
They hire interns to do that for them.


Are these interns fit?

It would be preferable if they're reading comprehension is above 5th grade, though, I can't attest to that.

Ah, but to your joke (got it a little late for some reason - must be the morning) I'd imagine they're old enough not to have braces. I suppose that's a start.



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30 Jan 2013, 9:48 am

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
It would be preferable if they're reading comprehension is above 5th grade, though, I can't attest to that.


:D

Good joke, but I was more thinking of the state of any female intern's anatomy...

Sorry, is this worthy of the 'Creep' label? I do hope so. ;)



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30 Jan 2013, 9:54 am

Right. Like I said, I was a little drowsy first thing this morning.



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30 Jan 2013, 11:05 am

AgentPalpatine wrote:

I'm fairly sure there's a few voters who go in to the voting booth and pick canidates by random.


In ancient Athens during members of the various juries and law making groups were selected at random from the pool of eligible participants. Participation in government was like Jury Duty.

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30 Jan 2013, 11:43 am

ruveyn wrote:
In ancient Athens during members of the various juries and law making groups were selected at random from the pool of eligible participants. Participation in government was like Jury Duty.

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Even that sounds like an improvement over people voting "Who'll give me the most free stuff?".



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30 Jan 2013, 2:05 pm

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
ruveyn wrote:
In ancient Athens during members of the various juries and law making groups were selected at random from the pool of eligible participants. Participation in government was like Jury Duty.

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Even that sounds like an improvement over people voting "Who'll give me the most free stuff?".


When that happens democracy is doomed. It may take a while, but eventually a democracy where the politicians loot the treasury in order to be re-elected is going to fail.

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