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Jilly_in_VA

(10,393 posts)
Tue May 31, 2022, 03:46 PM May 2022

Things that need to be discarded or got rid of

The Washington Post published a series of short pieces the other day by different people on things they felt needed to be got rid of. In the Comments section, people posted their own lists. Here's mine as of that day:

Private health insurance. That absolutely needs to go. Single payer for all, no exceptions. And congress and public officials should be on the same insurance the rest of us are.
Permitless carry, concealed or open. That's a travesty and IMNSHO, not at all what the founders had in mind. Anyone wanting any kind of weaponry should be screened and background checked, should have to take a gun safety course, and should have a license and carry insurance. No exceptions. Stiff fines for a first offense, prison for a second.
Men making decisions about women's bodies. Especially if they are politicians or preachers. That should be self-explanatory.
The Republican Party as currently constituted.

Let's see yours.

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Things that need to be discarded or got rid of (Original Post) Jilly_in_VA May 2022 OP
The US Senate as currently constituted Glorfindel May 2022 #1
make those 4 states be one again. mopinko May 2022 #13
This is working as intended ripcord May 2022 #22
The electoral college kimbutgar May 2022 #2
YES Skittles May 2022 #15
Gerrymandering, Citizen's United, corporate personhood, the Electoral College. Nt Gaugamela May 2022 #3
+1 2naSalit May 2022 #6
+2 Oppaloopa May 2022 #18
The police. WhiskeyGrinder May 2022 #4
Gasoline, coal, Trump Mafia, 20 pounds. Tetrachloride May 2022 #5
Mar A Lago Pantload. Sneederbunk May 2022 #7
+1 2naSalit May 2022 #8
FOX News, right wing radio monopoly Mr. Ected May 2022 #9
The privatized prison industry. n/t iscooterliberally May 2022 #10
Privatization of any government function, federal or state. Delmette2.0 May 2022 #26
Bundled cable tv. bucolic_frolic May 2022 #11
Bullets KentuckyWoman May 2022 #24
Yes, exactly. bucolic_frolic May 2022 #25
+1, uponit7771 Jun 2022 #29
Interest on student loans. Civil forfeiture laws. Marijuana possession laws. Patterson May 2022 #12
Laws that make it hard to vote. n/t BlueGreenLady May 2022 #14
The 2nd Amendment SoonerPride May 2022 #16
The best bet in all you have listed is the Republican Party as currently constituted. CTyankee May 2022 #17
I agree with everything here and would add shell companies and secret offshore accounts. Lonestarblue May 2022 #19
I would change it to "anyone making decisions about a persons body Ferrets are Cool May 2022 #20
Consumer packaging in hard plastic blisters ThoughtCriminal May 2022 #21
Just kill it KentuckyWoman May 2022 #23
Gerrymandering ananda May 2022 #27
Tax exemptions for churches MichaelSoE Jun 2022 #28

Glorfindel

(9,821 posts)
1. The US Senate as currently constituted
Tue May 31, 2022, 03:50 PM
May 2022

It's absurd that Wyoming should have the same number of senators as California. Make the Senate equal in membership to the House of Representatives. That's the only fair way for everyone to be represented.

mopinko

(70,946 posts)
13. make those 4 states be one again.
Tue May 31, 2022, 04:32 PM
May 2022

it was a blatant ploy to begin w.
i mean, we're dreaming, right?

 

ripcord

(5,553 posts)
22. This is working as intended
Tue May 31, 2022, 09:18 PM
May 2022

You might as well rewrite the entire constitution because there are a number of things like this and the electoral college that were meant to keep the more populous states from controlling everything.

kimbutgar

(21,884 posts)
2. The electoral college
Tue May 31, 2022, 03:54 PM
May 2022

Popular vote should determine the President.

And and the senate determined by population or region not 2 senators each state.

KentuckyWoman

(6,735 posts)
24. Bullets
Tue May 31, 2022, 09:32 PM
May 2022

I have a running commentary about the 2nd Amendment promised guns but didn't way anything about the bullets.

bucolic_frolic

(44,634 posts)
25. Yes, exactly.
Tue May 31, 2022, 09:34 PM
May 2022

Arms. Bullets should be $5 each. Some of these people live on the edge of poverty but they have money for 600 bullets every weekend. WTF?

CTyankee

(64,173 posts)
17. The best bet in all you have listed is the Republican Party as currently constituted.
Tue May 31, 2022, 04:58 PM
May 2022

The more "liberal" part of the current GOP will NEED somewhere to go. They can't/won't become Manchin type Dems. Perhaps they will call it "The New Republican Party." We'll see what happens.

Lonestarblue

(10,734 posts)
19. I agree with everything here and would add shell companies and secret offshore accounts.
Tue May 31, 2022, 06:46 PM
May 2022

Plus private equity buying hospitals, for-profit charter schools, the Federalist Society, and voting machines without paper backups.

The whole Trump family, plus Abbott and DeSantis.

ThoughtCriminal

(14,144 posts)
21. Consumer packaging in hard plastic blisters
Tue May 31, 2022, 06:54 PM
May 2022

Hey the other stuff is WAY higher on my list, but I think we could win in the reddest districts in Alabama if we promised just to that.

KentuckyWoman

(6,735 posts)
23. Just kill it
Tue May 31, 2022, 09:30 PM
May 2022

plastic bags, plastic rings (like drinks are packed in) - OK pretty much plastic everything and add it balloons too.
Chewing gum.
The attitude that a cell phone should make me available 24/7 and I don't answer back right away I'm rude.
AM Talk radio.
Fox
Those super aggressive drivers that get the biggest damn vehicle on the market and use it to tailgate, lane block, hop lanes and generally be traffic jackwagons. It isn't a battering ram you twerps.

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