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Old 01-05-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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We've entered a space where it genuinely seems like compromise is now considered "a dirty word" - by both parties (although especially by the republicans). Thats not likely to lead to a functional, working government - and that's just sad.
I agree with many points in your post, but I think it's unfair to single out Republicans for their lack of compromise. Democrats refuse to do entitlement reform even though every economist from across the political spectrum says it absolutely has to be done to get our deficits and debt in order. The 90% liberal Democrat journalists give the Democrat party a free pass.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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Makes me wish for a Parliamentary system ... simple: you get multiple parties, multiple viewpoints, to forge a coalition if a dominant party does not exist, and you stick to that platform and the parties stick with it too, lest fear of political reprisal. Then you have a senate to ensure the minority voice is heard, and a PM and President to enact legislation. Still have a Supreme Court to ensure it adheres to the Constitution.
I don't think that would help much. Any political system can be gamed by a small elite...and we see that around the word, this is exactly what has happened with just about every political system (albeit some worse than others).

I think what we really need if we want true change is massive and persistent (but peaceful) public protest. But not enough of us want to make the sacrifices to do that. It looks like we're going to wait until we end up like Greece, and then it will be too late to avoid complete disaster.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:57 PM
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More like Fiscal Bluff.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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...to make the US population believe that the government is actually capable of doing something?
That speaks of a grand conspiracy, and seems unlikely.

But, the Fiscal Cliff is an artificial crisis, created in 2002 and 2011, and now kicked down the road.
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