• @penquin
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    75 months ago

    The thing that keeps that happening is people themselves. Best we can do is bitch and moan on social media. Of course they will continue doing nothing for us.

    • @EatYouWell@lemmy.world
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      25 months ago

      While true, when the representatives that you keep voting for keep advancing corporate interests instead of helping their constituents, it starts to feel like the democratic process has failed us.

      What would fix a lot of this would be a mechanism where the people could vote to remove someone from a federal position, because the people have no recourse but to wait a few years and hope enough people still remember the bad things the incumbent did.

      Term limits would help too.

      • @dragonflyteaparty@lemmy.world
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        25 months ago

        What would fix a lot of this would be a mechanism where the people could vote to remove someone from a federal position

        A vote of no confidence and we get to reelect Congress?

        Term limits would help too.

        Term limits only help when you make politics about the issues rather than who has the most money to get noticed. Make the term limits too short and all you do is give it to the people with the most money considering our politicians currently spend half their time fund raising for their next election.

        democratic process has failed us

        This isn’t the fault of the democratic process, but allowing money to be speech, companies to be people, and the oligarchy to take over.