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Re: How Sad is that
said by osravens:Personally, every time a republican politician votes poorly, the first thing I hear from a repubclian is that "Government "is to blame. Never ever the actual voting record of the politician they elected to represent them.
Democrats are fundamentally the same, their healthcare bill is basically a lobbyist giveaway to Big Pharma.
Voting records are public record and not negotiable. For example, Ryan voted for every single Budget-Busting policy of Bush. To claim he is the same as someone who voted against these very policies is incorrect.
People fail to realize that we have 3 branches of government here. The president is not some CEO, General, or Prime Minister that gets to call the shots. In fact, as per the Constitution, congress is responsible for the majority of policies.
There is a reason after all the the rest of the developed world uses the modern Parliamentarian system instead. Stalemates and finger pointing like we conveniently have under our system is simply not possible. The buck stops with the prime minster and his cabinet; who are also actual elected senators.