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It was defeated by one vote.

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I say we pay politicians the average earning wage of their constituency and make lobbying illegal. I bet that would weed out a few undesirables.
Sure, It would weed out the politicians! It is perfectly legal for U.S. and Foreign interests to lobby/promote their agenda in Washington, but not for U.S. companies to promote their interest abroad in accordance with the custom of the host Countries. I can't be the only one, to see the irony in this. In many Countries, a U.S. business has the choice of either breaking the law, or to not compete at all. Not a level playing field.

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This is an outrage. They are not just voting on banning flag burning, for the first time in history these fucking bastards have voted to amend our civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. That has never been done, ever. They have just stepped over a cliff. They have made their beloved Gun Amendment fair game. They have made the right to be free from arbitrary search and seizure by fascist jackboots a possibility. They have become the enemy. The one thing in this country that should be sacro-sanct, immune from abridgement, is the Bill of Rights. The blind yellow ribbon wearing cocksuckers are going to help them fuck us out of our rights, just like the German flag wavers did with Hitler. This is civil war they are playing with.
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Sure, It would weed out the politicians!
Actually, it wouldn't. What you'd end up with is something resembling the process for becoming appointed as a US Ambassador to an 'easy' country. The pay isn't worth a shit, so basically you end up with rich people doing it almost "for fun". It's a life experience, and few of the other folks at the country club can say they've done it.

The very people you want to eat (i.e. rich heads of companies) are the very people who have the resources and desire to go beyond domination of a market and venture into domination of a state, country, or planet. I've heard this argument repeatedly, and very few people who argue for lowering the pay of senators would be willing to do the job themselves were that the case.

The heart may be in the right place, but the people who decided to lobby for the shutdown of state run mental institutions had their hearts in the right place too. The lesson is, be careful what you wish for.
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The modern day politicians seem to regard the age old concept of 'Nobless oblige', as if confronted with an extinct language.
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