What's your best ideas for ENDING GRIDLOCK?

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    Nov 07, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Republicans in the House will probably attempt to continue their obstructionism.

    HOUSE REPUBS NEED TO HEAR FROM US !

    We need to send a letter and make phone calls to let them know that their BULLSHIT MUST END.(Rephrase as you feel necessary.)

    ----Okay, that was mine. WHAT'S YOUR THOUGHTS?
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    Nov 07, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    JockTheVote saidRepublicans in the House will probably attempt to continue their obstructionism.

    HOUSE REPUBS NEED TO HEAR FROM US !

    We need to send a letter and make phone calls to let them know that their BULLSHIT MUST END.(Rephrase as you feel necessary.)

    ----Okay, that was mine. WHAT'S YOUR THOUGHTS?


    An idea that could get through gridlock might be accepting Puerto Rico as a state. Boehner would be very wise to bring this issue to the House as soon as possible. It would be GOP outreach to a heavily, non-white community.
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    Nov 07, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    End the filibuster. Enough with allowing the minority party to control the agenda of the senate. At least return to a time where if you want to filibuster, you actually have to stand and talk forever.
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    Nov 07, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    GOOD IDEAS, GUYS.

    Puerto Rican statehood should be easy to accept. Puerto Ricans are already citizens.

    And Puerto Ricans make up a higher percentage of our military personnel than the general population.

    ALSO on the topic of Hispanic issues, I think there are a number of Republican Senators who would now support comprehensive immigration reform.

    As for ending the Filibuster.....IT'S TIME !
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    Nov 07, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Replace House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 08, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    During the past 4 years, Congressional Republicans cared more about their filthy rich donors, and about preventing Democrats from passing any legislation, than they cared about the economy, creating jobs. or our country.

    What makes you think that anything has changed ?

    The only way to fix this mess is by "somehow" changing the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, so that we could overturn "Citizens United," and stop greedy corporations from running Congress.

    Then, we would need a super majority of Democrats in both houses of Congress.

    That's all.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 08, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidEnd the filibuster. Enough with allowing the minority party to control the agenda of the senate. At least return to a time where if you want to filibuster, you actually have to stand and talk forever.


    I heard on radio today that Sen. Harry Reid is considering that. Or maybe it was the radio host projecting his desire for that to happen.
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    Nov 08, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    1.Overturn Citizens United
    2.Ban ALL contributions for public office candidates that are NOT from a HUMAN BEING
    3.Cap all donations to campaigns at $2500 PER HUMAN BEING

    those three things will return this country BACK to the people.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 08, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    I don't think the Republicans are ready to accept the demographic shift without alienating their traditionally white base. Here's what I think will happen:

    Republicans will use attractive rhetoric to attract Latino supporters and say that they like the DREAM Act.
    Democrats will say, "Oh yeah? Let's pass it."
    Republicans will say, "Well we need to do _________ this and __________ first. We'll get to that but there are so many uber important things to focus on right now."
    Democrats will say, "Let's pass the DREAM ACT."
    Republicans ask, "Why the rush?"
    Democrats will say, "See? The House Republicans still don't want to floor the DREAM ACT." and use that to nail them in the 2014 election.
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    Nov 08, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    For now, the emphasis should be on supporting the recovery. In the longer term, however, substantial cuts in public spending, along with tax rises for everyone will probably be necessary to cut the debt. Getting agreement on where the cuts should fall is going to be the hard part.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 08, 2012 12:35 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidFor now, the emphasis should be on supporting the recovery. In the longer term, however, substantial cuts in public spending, along with tax rises for everyone will probably be necessary to cut the debt. Getting agreement on where the cuts should fall is going to be the hard part.


    Yes. I also believe that not everything needs to take effect at the same time. They need to implement benchmarks from independent data, such as unemployment rate.

    e.g. When unemployment rate reaches 7.0%, cut $XXXXXX.XX for welfare, etc.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 08, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Ooooh ... you guys are WAY TOO optimistic when it comes to dealing with crazy people

    Do you Think That For One second that Boehner and McConnell are going to come to the table and give up on their obstructionism when it's all they have to stay in power?

    The head that I have that was supposed to have exploded when Romney was elected President ...... will explode if these two bozo's turn a new leaf now that this election is over
    Grover Norquist just wrote an article COMPLETELY disavowing what happened to the republicans and double-downing on where they should go next

    They are going to SAY they are all for compromise while doing the exact OPPOSITE and continuing the climate of gridlock in DC