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If the Dems contaminate the ballot box the only recourse is exactly the same as was give n the Crown!
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What we need is a better voting system...like the Borda method. Then the 3rd party candidate most assuredly would have a chance....but for just that reason you'll never see it....the controlling parties not wanting a 3rd party to have any chance. Plus it's a bit difficult to count unless you are computerized. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count
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This goes well beyond the "hanging chad" debacle, this is a deliberate effort to weight the results in favor of the Democrats. The size of the target on a touchscreen is easily manipulated so that if the D spot is half or most of the screen and the R spot is a tiny area of the actual "sweet spot", the results are controlled by the administrator and not the voter-------who just "happens" to be…
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If there was a chance in Hell your Third-Party candidate might actually win, I'd be right there with you, but you have to face the fact there ISN"T. Why is it that the typical Third Party frontrunner, usually Libertarian, shares many ideals with the Republican Party, siphons votes away from the Republicans and even receives support from the DNC and Unions to do so? The folly in…
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Jarosch above inadvertently elucidated the reason why minimum wage is BAD. He says people would leave his store to work somewhere with higher wage....but when everybody pays minimum wage there are no other high-paying jobs. If you get rid of minimum wage businesses would pay what people are willing to work for and wages would vary...some up...some down...and overall employment would increase.

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Illinois still has secret collective bargaining: Bill fails to get to floor

Illinois still has secret collective bargaining: Bill fails to get to floor

7 months, 1 week ago Illinois Policy Institute

From Illinois Policy Institute:

In Illinois, elected officials and government unions negotiate their contracts completely hidden from the eyes of taxpayers. This means taxpayers end up paying for increases in government workers’ salaries, benefits and other expenses – but aren’t even allowed to see what they’re paying for until it’s too late.

Unfortunately, about two weeks ago a bill aimed at shining a minimal amount light on these negotiations (House Bill 4268) failed to reach the floor. The bill would have allowed the public to see a contract posted online for 14 days and voice their opinion in a public forum once negotiations were complete.

The bill was debated in the Government Administration Committee, which ultimately failed to move it to the floor after it was voted down, 8-12. Click here for committee vote results. Letting the public know where their money is going – before it’s signed into law – is the least lawmakers can do.

Other states provide taxpayers with much more transparency. Illinois is one of only 11 states that still have completely secret collective bargaining.

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