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openbox9
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reply to DataRiker

Re: community broadband is communist

said by DataRiker:

lay people have very little influence on who runs for political office. In both time and money.

Huh? Maybe not who runs, but if they vote, they sure as hell have influence on who is elected.
said by DataRiker:

People can not be expected to tightly watch or regulate federal politicians.

And that's the laziness that I referenced. If we don't care, we deserve what we get.


DataRiker
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No, I don't think you understand. It is not possible for any normal working person to "keep watch" on federal elected officials.

The original intent was to have social and economic issues handled at the local and state level, where constituents can monitor their elected officials.

Having federal officials make the lion share of public policy is a massive failure, and always will be.

Nobody has the time nor the energy to track and understand all federal laws and regulations.

Your just giving a dumb cliche response.

openbox9
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said by DataRiker:

Having federal officials make the lion share of public policy is a massive failure, and always will be.

I agree with that. Keep the Feds where they belong. Aren't we discussing a state in this thread though?


DataRiker
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You can't discuss the state without discussing the federal government.

All federal laws and regulation override state and local laws, and federal taxes are obviously highest as well. ( should be the opposite )

openbox9
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I don't dispute that, but this thread is about GA and the potential legislation that wasn't overridden by Federal law or regulation. Yes, taxes are out of whack as well. They should be reduced across the board and rescoped to focus on important aspects that truly benefit society as a whole, not thrown into the toilet benefiting a small few at best.


Bill Neilson
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reply to DataRiker
said by DataRiker:

Having federal officials make the lion share of public policy is a massive failure, and always will be.

Having the private sector has proven to be such a miserable failure just as much.