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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 04:17 AM

I try to avoid politics on here but this is the non shop section so it is fair game. I’m a skeptic when it comes to believing what comes out a politician’s mouth. I don’t think they run their households like they use OUR money.
There are changes that need to be made but unfortunately , the only way legislation can get introduced is through one of the 535 Royal families and they would never do such a thing to torpedo the good life they have.
That job should not be a life time job, they need to serve and then g back to a regular job and their pay for a service job should end there.
They should have to pay a part of their medical coverage while in office and it should end when they are out of office. Madatory Obamacare for them while we pay for it!
Their retirement should be Social Security at the same rate of payment as all of us- no pay for life even after one term. If they had a stake in the Social Security system, they would have a reason to fix it. We have a big stake and we can’t!

If you have a business and you screw up and take unhealthy risks and fail, you go bankrupt and have to start over if you have the drive to do so. The big banks and car companies should have had to do that too. They learned no lesson. Many banks are pulling shenanigans with the foreclosures and refinancing just like they did when they gave out mortgages with out backing or a means to pay ( which set up the borrower to fail) and we may see more financial trouble as a result. Who is supposed to be looking out for this stuff??

The country is out of control and a few are getting filthy rich at the expense of the rest of the Americans. These rich people buy off the politicians to make favorable legislation for them that puts them further out ahead of the average guy. We need honest politicians in office that represent the people. Lobbyists jobs should be eliminated.

All legislation should have a review date set up when it becomes law to see if it is needed in 3 or 5 years. Some of the things we are paying for are reintroduced in new bills and we are paying twice for the same thing. There is no check and balance. What a way to run a business!!

Neil is right. We need to get the big money out of politics. They pretty much buy the office with the BS advertizing and then it boils down to two rich people we have to choose from. I think all candidates should have an equal amount of air time to explain their position on the issues ( and for maybe 2 months before the election only) and all of them should be on the ballot and let the one with most votes win. We supported that in Iraq. So we have 56 candidates for president. Why not?? Boy would that change things- the Royals would never bite on that one!!

Boy, I’m getting hotter the more I think about our political system so I should quit right here…......

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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