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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 09:40 PM

It's beyond time to establish a duty of care standard for politicians, with respect to constituents.

Their oath has now been shown to be positively meaningless. They are in positions of trust yet there is no duty of care. Trump, for example, can decide not to distribute vaccines, and with no duty to us, he doesnít have to.

In a country of dying, starving, suffering people, McConnell uses his position to grant favors as he wishes and blithely prevents voting on help needed by those in dire straits. There is something gravely wrong with this picture. Conflict of interest rules donít even have any teeth. Itís positively revoltingly immoral.

Wincing here over a simple glass of red that so many, many thousands would love to be able to enjoy, but they are impoverished, in pain or suffering the loss of a loved one... or working endless hours to help others simply stay alive.

No real effort by republicons because no legal duty, and moral duty has now been proven to carry no weight. We need some fundamental, structural change here, people, eh?

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 09:47 PM

1. Get the money out of politics.

Go make a fortune in the private sector, but If they are elected that's a public service job. It means exactly, they are there it serve the public good.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 09:49 PM

2. Yep!

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:53 PM

5. Yes, this too, it's the same cesspool-schoolyard. Get wealthy, repay favors, screw the voters.

No accountability.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 09:55 PM

3. I'm basically against the death sentence...

but in the case of politicians enriching themselves & killing those who thought they cared, execute them.

If you have ever made money off the death of another human being, (excluding insurance on a loved one or family member) you deserve to die, by your own government.

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Response to Enterstageleft (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 02:50 AM

9. Publicly televised executions. nt

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:11 PM

4. I agree, time to have some regulated standards like other professions. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 09:29 AM

10. Exactly.

The regulators have unsurprisingly chosen to be lax on regulating themselves.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 11:11 AM

11. The intended checks and balances are clearly worthless. nt

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:13 PM

6. Too many business, corporate types have taken over the govt -- everything going on right now is

old hat for corporations. The USA is NOT a business and should not be run like one.

on edit: just noticed your "separation of corporation & state" meme -- right on!!!

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:57 PM

7. Agreed, we have Civil service exams for lower levels, and fiduciary rules for money managers.There

should be a minimum standards exam for all politicians and a Duty of Care pledge. Heck, I believe Board of Directors of public corporation carry more responsibility. So in a nutshell - Yes, you are on the right track.

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Response to c-rational (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 03:50 PM

12. So true! Mgrs and directors of publicly traded companies, however small, have far higher standards

to adhere to than congresscritters.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 02:24 AM

8. Perhaps we need to better define and punish malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance in office

We have acting heads of federal regulatory agencies whose goal is to dismantle or destroy the agencies for which they work. They are saboteurs and should be held accountable.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:32 PM

13. K & R for the 20,000th post

And because itís more relevant today than ever.

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