[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.
>
> GS
>
> 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.

sdw



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