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SWBTATTReg's Journal
SWBTATTReg's Journal
August 7, 2017

when does tRUMP ever work? I'm serious, when?

instead, he's ...

-wasting critical time of our legislators, his own administration, and the American people who has to deal w/ his nonsense;

-wasting way too much time on Tweeting, instead of picking up the damn phone and actually talking to people constructively;

-and even when he's on the phone, he spews nonsense, just like the two calls to Mexico and Australia, begging them to pay for a wall, or not send refugees because he'll look bad...Pathetic;

-he's wasting time watching TV (god, how much TV does he watch?);

-he wasting time golfing (god, how much golf has he played already this year?);

-he's running around putting out he's own brush fires (or rather, pouring more gasoline onto the fires he's ignited w/ his mouth);

-he's figuring out the next group of folks to insult, besides the democrats, former POWs, urban regions, transgendered persons, women, blacks, gays, Mexicans, Australians, Mueller, god, and the list goes on and on;


So, with the above list (and I've haven't listed near all of them), when does he really work for the American people? Measurements of his so called job achievements already are zip, zero, nada, zilch.
He's going to have to change his ink pens that have been on stand by to sign stuff...the ink is drying out, from not being used. All of his behavior is that of a typical bully, every bit of it. The best thing to do in dealing with a bully is to ignore them.

However, I'd have to admit that I enjoy the mocking and making fun of tRUMP immensely...

This is already happening...our legislators have blocked him from recess appointments while they are out of the office during recess, blocked his really bad attempts to take away health care, ignored his first budget totally, caused John McCain to declare that the senate was a separate and equal institution apart from the executive branch (in effect, declaring their independence) etc. etc. etc.

TRUMP is...and is now the worst president ever, in our history...SAD!

All of these positive steps are due to all of our combined voices on DU, Wash Post, NYT, CNN, and numerous other outlets not mentioned here...as well as unfortunately, the tRUMPs' own tweets...every time he tweets, we get more votes for our side...so let him keep tweeting...he's digging his own hole, after all, there has been a court that judged his pathetic tweets to be admissible in court...

July 30, 2017

How about changing elections in all states to at-roam legislatures (no geo boundaries), limits on $?

Not really sure how 'at-roam' works (someone maybe fill me in?), but since gerrymandering seems to be rampant, and done for multiple reasons (deny the voting rights of fellow citizens, and preserve a seat for a particular party), why not go to a total 'at-roam' process in all states, w/ no geo boundaries?

Also, dark money is flooding our election processes, especially since 'Citizens United'. If corporate or the like can donate unlimited amounts of $, and the other side/parties are forced to raise similar amounts of dark money, in order to effectively compete, the average citizen is left in the dust, w/ effectively no voice. This seems wrong and contrary to what the US Constitution and Amendments suggest (one person/one vote), and is impeding our freedom of speech kind of, isn't it?

There needs to be either limits on donations since the donating has evolved far beyond the abilities of what an average citizen with a median income in within a particular jurisdiction can donate, resulting in effect, elections up for sale to the highest bidder, possibly by folks / entities not even closely representing the views of the citizens of these jurisdictions.

There was a time that elections were somewhat dependent on public financing, but that went by the wayside as more and more candidates bypassed this since they could raise more money going a different route.

Perhaps make public money only means of campaign financing (as well as limiting amount of $ and length of election cycles). This would somewhat ensure no conflicts of interests exist against those of a particular jurisdiction, that is, what the actual citizens of a state want/do not want.

Or, in interests of 'Citizens United' concept, allow money (no more dark money) in up to a certain limit, and then after each election cycle, all unused campaign money goes immediately to each jurisdiction (instead of candidates, since money is really for the office being run for, and not the candidate themselves), kind of like the lottery, where winnings supposedly finances our schools, etc.

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