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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 10:47 AM
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17. The standard in WI is a 3/5ths majority
must be present to hold a vote. If Congress were to follow the same rules that means than any collection of 41 Senators or 175 Representatives could shut down the entire legislative branch until the next election at least. It's not hard for any one party to control 40%+1 in any given house.

Which means once the precedent has been set nothing would ever happen in government, we'd be in a perpetual state of gridlock.

This isn't the way to go. It's not how a representative democracy is supposed to work and it won't make matters better in the longrun.
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