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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 08:16 AM Aug 2019

Philosophical hypothetical question 1: [View all]

You are an elected representative for your congressional district. Before you is a bill to vote on. You know that passing this bill would not be in the best interests or benefit of your own constituency, but it is also would be widely popular in your district.

Voting yes on this bill would benefit you in getting re-elected, and make those who elected you happy, but you know it will impact them negatively.

Voting no on this bill may jeopardize your chances at reelection, and you know it's going to make for some very unpleasant town hall meetings, but you do know it's what's best for your district and the people you represent.

How do you vote?

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I don't accept the premise of the question FBaggins Aug 2019 #1
For a little background.. Amimnoch Aug 2019 #4
Yes, no, or pass Sleepscratch Aug 2019 #2
The politician's dilemma... Wounded Bear Aug 2019 #3
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