[FoRK] Newsroom score: American Taliban
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Thu Aug 30 08:18:48 PDT 2012
On 8/30/12 7:59 AM, Gary Stock wrote:
> Actually, there are at least three much more important reasons:
> 1) It would reduce the power of a Senator and a Representative.
> 2) It would reduce the power of parties to control candidacies.
> 3) It would reduce the power of lobbyists to obscure that work.
4) It would, given the current dynamics, drastically inflate an already ridiculous spend for campaigning and disenfrancisation
work. On the bright side, it helps keep TV networks and, maybe, newspapers in print with all of that influx. Not to mention TV
crews, writers, and other flacks.
> Any ONE of those makes an otherwise useful proposal impossible.
> On 8/30/12 10:12 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>> Why not just triple the number of senators and quadruple the number of house seats?
>> The only reason they don't is because the size of the capitol.
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