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Forum Post: Politicians Create Retardation, Proof: Look what happened to President Obama

Posted 2 years ago on June 27, 2012, 9:37 p.m. EST by Middleaged (5140)
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Blind Congress, can't see cause of the Money
Deaf Congress, can't hear cause of the Money
Dumb Congress, can't speak cause of the Money
Retarded Freshmen, Brain Dead cause of the Corruption in Washington DC

But it does seem that the Development of the Legal System depends on many stipulations and additions to clarify the law. That is why we have Articles, subsections, provisions, and Clauses in Law and Contracts.

1) Legislation as remedy.
2) Constitutional Amendments, We NEED TO Change the Bill of Rights to have an Article stating what States May Do to Abridge Rights (such as Free Speech, Free Assembly) BUT ALSO to state that States must allow Free Speech on Either the Steps of the Capital Building or Inside in the Lobby of the Capital Building. The Risk is that Congress will take Away Rights at the Federal Level such as the "Right to Bear Arms (or Own a Gun)", or the "Right to Unionize and the Right to Strike as a Federal Employee", or the "Right for Spouses of Military to Sue the Federal government" or the "Right for Main Street to Sue a Utility, Energy Company, or a Federal Agency like the FDA, EPA, SEC, OTS, OCC, IRS, FBI, Department of Justice".
3) Constitutional Convention
4) Additional Funding to see that Monitoring, Tracking, Managing, and Enforcement of the Law is done.
5) Enabling Regulatory Agencies to enforce the laws may mean backing them up to go the distance in court against large corporations instead of settling for small fines.
6) Considering alternatives to lengthy Court Lawsuits. Not only arbitration, but something more powerful... a streamlined and simplified court for specific financial violations and repeated financial violations that are predictable.
7) Consider additional Staffing for government regulators.
8) Consider Lifetime Employment for Government regulators to end the Revolving Door to Industry and promotions and conflict of interest decisions.
9) Consider reducing Industry influence in government by using IG (Inspector General Offices) to recommend and establish required public reporting every Quarter that Reveal Financial Dealings in Greater Detail - so that government can publish trends in Hedge Fund transactions and Private Banking that may manipulate investors.
10) Demand more Government Conflict of Interest Rules to include the state and federal Court Officers. These Laws have been studied for 100 years, are not unique, already exist in some form, and are easy to enforce and implement.
11) Demand Department of Justice, FBI, or other federal agencies apply the Anti-Trust Laws to Break Up Too Big Too Fail banks, Media Giants, and Giant Multinational Corporations.

Politicians Create Retardation, Proof: Look what happened to President Obama

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[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Might be what Matt Taibbi calls the Long Con. Politicians are on the 'Long Con' of Main Street while taking money and doing favors.

Politicians Clearly have no Soul, are lost to Mammon, have little regard for Main Street, have no intension of acting for the common Good, and have no intension of solving problems.

When they sign a law, they know they are creating 'NEW Problems'

[-] 1 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

I disagree. Politicians do not create retardation, they create retrovolution, which is the opposite of evolution. The way to understand it clearly is to realize that politicians retrogress rather than progress.

The last truly progressive president may have been FDR.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Yes, Agree largely. I was trying to put an EDGE on the Discussion by saying Retardation. I don't have a problem with most characterizations about Government Corruption.

You can't really be correct about government if you are not pointing out 'Systemic' Problems.

And the Systemic Problems all seem to reduce to 'Corruption'.

[-] 2 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

I wish the dysfunctional representation of our government was just a talking point, Instead, it is a reality, with which the workers must live.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

We should see Systemic Problems when they look at Politics and banking. Then we are focusing on Processes that have been corrupted. Next we are seeing solutions in monitoring, and enforcement....

The people so caught up in partisan politics miss the forest because of the Trees. Hate the game not the players come to mind, but excuses the corruptors and those responsible.

We can't afford to see and think just about political right and wrong within the 2 party system (but you knew that).

There is a Right and Wrong when it comes to 1) Needing ever greater Transparency in Banking, Taxes, Financial Instruments created, conflict of interest (financial disclosures), monopolies, oligopolies 2) Needing Banking Regulations 3) Needing Accounting Regulations 4) Needing an End to Lobbying and PACs 5) Needing to limit campaign contributions to $1 - $5 dollars only from people not from organizations.

Welcome to the "Banana States of America, BSA"

[-] 1 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

I'll have to remember that: BSA.