Should the president and other politicians be fined for lying to the public?
Dang if that we're the case we wouldn't have any millionaires in congress.
At $1,000 per lie we might have the national debt paid off by next Thanksgiving. ;-)
No, they just shouldn't be allowed to hold public office.
Then who would run for office?
They should be fined and impeached.
We would make so much money from the fines, we would be able to lower taxes for the tax payers.
It blows my mind they don't sue each other more over some of the untruths that come out of their mouth.
I can't lie on my taxes. Why should they get away with lying? They work for US. I think too many people tend to forget that.
No. They would find a way to make public funds pay their fines.
If PRESS & media did their JOBS lies would be exposed & action could be taken. Only reason Nixon had to resign was because TWO reporters *investigated* & paper PRINTED facts. Major media just now waking up to Benghazi story!!!
This Admin, particularly, has been covered/protected like a philandering Kennedy. Media *maybe* gonna actually cover PP&ACA story - finally. BHO provided TONS of footage that contradicts reality & plenty of documents he KNEW he was lying to pass it.
No freedom of speech
At the very least, they should not be eligible for a next term.
Maybe they should only be able to complete their current fiscal year.
We ALL should be fined for lying.
If they tell us a lie they can already be prosecuted. If they promise us something they cannot meet, like Bush Sr no new taxes, I cannot see how we can fine them. They should just be voted out.
Yes since we're dealing with facts. He has control over this.
they should be jailed
On this we agree.
How about someone actually calls out their BS and we stop electing sociopaths.
It would raise more money than taxes
Fined? How about prosecuted...
There wouldn't be enough money for the pay out.
Yes be more so they should be removed. They are our employees and if my employee lied to me I'd fire them.
As much as I'd like to vote "yes", I can't. A politician may something he believes is true at the time and something changes making him look like a liar. I lie is too hard to define in politics.
But why should a lie be any different in DC than in the real world? I understand the difficultly at times in proving a lie. But if proven than why not hold them accountable?
If there was a way to make it work, I'd be for it.