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Mattwall1 June 3rd, 2014 2:19pm

There are times when unpopular measures need to be taken by politicians.

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beanD California
06/04/14 6:52 pm

A lot of the time! However, politicians will never do that - not unless they want to quit their own job.

blitz6799 Chicagoland
06/04/14 10:20 am

Tho thinking is what makes me an Independent. I don't always choose to vote for someone based on how closely their views align with mine, but how effective I think they'll be for the unknown situations instead gets top billing from me. An I have

blitz6799 Chicagoland
06/04/14 10:21 am

a really wonky voting history because of it, haha

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/03/14 5:39 pm

Agree. We need to slash the Federal budget to about $1,500,000,000,000, at most.

smartfart Florida
06/03/14 4:05 pm

Absolutely. Look at the history of gun laws in Australia for an example.
It is a good argument for term limits for all elected positions...but look who would have to pass that law...

UserIsBeing ignore. I shall return
06/03/14 3:19 pm

IMHO this is the greatest flaw to democracy... In order to get elected you can't take on important "third rail" issues that require unpopular measures because if you do you will never get elected. (Not that I'm anti-democracy, but it's a major flaw.)

06/03/14 4:01 pm

I agree. I do think in the past we did have statesmen who could fight in public but go behind closed doors and hammer out a deal which also allowed each side some cover for tough decisions made. With 24/7 news & blogs, this is near impossible today

skinner Jersey City
06/03/14 12:15 pm

True, that's why we are a federal republic

veritas1 Panda
06/03/14 9:52 am

Yes. Like climate change. America may be anti-science, but we can't let that interfere with our children's health and our planet's sustainability.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/03/14 5:40 pm

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! You do know how to make me laugh!

suppressedID destiny is right now
06/03/14 7:59 am

But that would require Congress to have a collective spine.

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
06/03/14 7:46 am

Of course. We are not a nation of mob rule.

06/03/14 7:34 am

Yes, there are and I respect the ones who make those decisions more than those who don't.