[FoRK] Newsroom score: American Taliban

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Thu Aug 30 08:20:53 PDT 2012


I like it.  Two senators for California, Taxes (oops, Texas: no wonder they are self-conscious about hiding taxation), NYC, etc. is 
crazy.

On 8/30/12 8:11 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> But still not a bad idea though?
>
> On 8/30/2012 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.
>>
>> 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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