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Do you Think Politicians Should be Held More Accountable?

JMCC 2012/08/20 21:11:35
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No, they are doing their jobs....
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The only thing that all sides appear to be able agree upon in the up coming election is that they don't trust politicians and that they should be more accountable to the people who hand them the positions they enjoy so much.

Do you agree with this?

If so what do you believe can be done to ensure that they are working for the benefit of the people and the country and not for themselves and their friends.

No finger pointing here - let's try to keep this one apolitical :)

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  • NYCbrit 2012/08/21 09:01:43
    Yes, and here is how....
    NYCbrit
    +4
    It would be great if they were held accountable for ALL their promises, not just what the media hones in on as it pleases them.

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  • P. Sturm 2012/09/13 05:42:09
    Yes, and here is how....
    P. Sturm
    +1
    Make them and their party liable for bad legislation, if they can come up with trillions to run mud slinging campaigns they can do it for plaintiffs too.
  • Boris Badinov 2012/08/26 00:06:47
    Yes, and here is how....
    Boris Badinov
    +1
    Government needs to be made Hugely smaller....
  • none 2012/08/25 22:52:15
    Yes, and here is how....
    none
    +1
    Sure they should, if politicians were working in the private sector most of them would have been fired within the first six months. They work for themselves.
  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/08/25 20:59:17
    Yes, and here is how....
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    They need to "represent" us.........and they need to have term limits........DEFINITELY
    limit their power, just in case they get a case of NAPOLEONIC RAPSODY
  • wtw 2012/08/25 20:15:01
    Yes, and here is how....
    wtw
    +1
    That is what the media is suppose to do but instead they are bent on propaganda!
  • relic 2012/08/25 19:17:59
    Yes, and here is how....
    relic
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/08/25 19:14:32
    Yes, and here is how....
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    If they break our laws, they go to jail.

    If they don't break any laws and just suck...vote their asses out.
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/08/25 19:09:15
    Yes, and here is how....
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +3
    If they don't do their jobs they need to be let go. If they don't vote on things important to their constituents they have no business claiming to represent them. If they steal they should be jailed and let go, if they lie let go and jail depending on what it was about. Anything they do they should be accountable for.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/08/25 19:00:19
    Undecided
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    The politician share part of the blame, but the people also shares the blame. We are the ones that vote these people into office and keep doing it. When the government starts take our freedom of choice away we are the ones that go along with them rather that speaking out. We let it happen!
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/08/21 18:32:33 (edited)
    Yes, and here is how....
    brian.southworth.921
    +3
    By paying attention to what they say and what they do. It also doesn't hurt to study philosophy to understand argumentation and logic. Believe me, they have!
  • NYCbrit 2012/08/21 09:01:43
    Yes, and here is how....
    NYCbrit
    +4
    It would be great if they were held accountable for ALL their promises, not just what the media hones in on as it pleases them.
  • JMCC NYCbrit 2012/08/21 09:16:49
    JMCC
    +3
    Yes, and the "cronyism" has to stop as the Leveson inquiry in the UK has more than adequately proved the link...
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/08/21 07:38:48
    Yes, and here is how....
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    +3
    They must accountable for every good and bad things
  • mrdog 2012/08/21 07:32:10
    Yes, and here is how....
    mrdog
    +3
    Demand term limits.... get new rascals often...no career pols...vote vote vote...bark
  • Marcus Clark 2012/08/21 05:13:40
    Yes, and here is how....
    Marcus Clark
    +3
    The first step is for you (and me and everyone else who agrees) to step up and hold them accountable at the "ballot box."
  • cuzzbuzzla 2012/08/21 04:29:17
    Yes, and here is how....
    cuzzbuzzla
    +4
    i'm reaching the point where i think a peaceful revolution may be the only solution. nonetheless, short of that... no pensions for political offices, campaign spending limits, not how much they can raise, how much they can spend, greatly reduced expense accounts, mandatory monthly press conferences for their home town media and term limits. then we'll break for lunch.
  • JMCC cuzzbuzzla 2012/08/21 08:50:11
    JMCC
    +1
    Sounds like a plan...
  • brewmaster411 2012/08/21 03:57:52
    Yes, and here is how....
    brewmaster411
    +4
    If a business was run like the Government, the directors and executives would all be in jail for multiple fraud charges.
  • JMCC brewmas... 2012/08/21 08:51:07
    JMCC
    +1
    I agree.
  • Dodgerfan 2012/08/21 03:53:03
    Undecided
    Dodgerfan
    +2
    Until the media in this country halts the bias and only reports news then there may be something that can be done. Until then you might as well try to pick up fire with your bare hand cause it would be easier than keeping a politician honest.
  • sjalan 2012/08/21 02:53:59
    Yes, and here is how....
    sjalan
    +4
    For some reason we put politicians on a pedestal yet never hold them accountable for their actions.

    It is out own fault that they get away with what they do. And yet we are not disciplined enough not to do it again when we replace them.
  • Andy Fletcher 2012/08/21 02:43:28
    Yes, and here is how....
    Andy Fletcher
    +3
    WE are to blame. The first thing every voter needs to do is check their elected officials voting record. You can't leave it up to the "press" to do it for you. You need to read EVERY bill that appears on your ballot and make sure you understand what it says. WE are the only ones that can do anything about it, and we only have our votes to act with.
  • Rod 2012/08/21 01:36:46
    Undecided
    Rod
    +2
    Perhaps, but the only way that we can do that is at the polls. So, get out and vote.
  • Mike 2012/08/21 00:00:43 (edited)
    Undecided
    Mike
    +3
    I think we should make the people who elect some of these idiots accountable..........
  • JMCC Mike 2012/08/21 00:03:20
    JMCC
    +1
    What do you propose?
  • Mike JMCC 2012/08/21 01:55:50
    Mike
    +2
    Tar and feathers.........
  • JMCC Mike 2012/08/21 08:53:01
    JMCC
    +2
    Traditional - I like it...
  • Mike JMCC 2012/08/30 15:13:02
    Mike
    +1
    Just old school thinking.............
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/08/20 22:56:41
    Yes, and here is how....
    LibertyCaroline
    +3
    I believe Guantanamo is still open for business.
  • JMCC Liberty... 2012/08/20 22:58:28
    JMCC
    +3
    Know you're talking ;)
  • Redneck Gal 2012/08/20 22:50:09
    Yes, and here is how....
    Redneck Gal
    +4
    Stop the inside trading!! Members of the House & Senate receive information they use for inside trading. President Obama in his State of the Union Address called on both parties to do stop doing this....you could have heard a pin drop in the room. None of the politicians want to stop this activity yet it's exactly what Martha Stewart did that got her sent to prison.
  • ConLibFraud 2012/08/20 21:53:59
    Yes, and here is how....
    ConLibFraud
    +3
    I hate "Undecided" as a choice!!!!!

    Held more accountable? They are phucking criminals and should be behind bars!!!!
  • JMCC ConLibF... 2012/08/20 21:55:25
  • ConLibF... JMCC 2012/08/20 21:56:06
  • Proggy 2012/08/20 21:52:14
    Yes, and here is how....
    Proggy
    +4
    I could've swore that's what the press was for. I could be wrong. Ultimately it's what voters are for as well.
  • JMCC Proggy 2012/08/20 21:54:55
    JMCC
    +3
    Given that the media and the politicians have been found in bed together and that most people believe the media to be biased, perhaps we need to come up with a plan B?
  • Proggy JMCC 2012/08/20 21:56:55
    Proggy
    +2
    Truedat!
  • twocrows 2012/08/20 21:42:16
    Yes, and here is how....
    twocrows
    +2
    that's what a Free Press is for. only - - today's press are lapdogs who follow along and lick up whatever the politicians tell them. no - not all of them are - but far too many.

    WE need to hold the press accountable for the echo chamber they provide the politicos. then the press will hold them accountable.
  • say what? 2012/08/20 21:25:34
    Yes, and here is how....
    say what?
    +1
    All I know is not vote for them but that doesn't work. They need to be removed at their first attempt to violate the constitution or their oath of office. And or locked up.
  • Headhunter 13 2012/08/20 21:19:56
    Yes, and here is how....
    Headhunter 13
    +3
    It is sad that this is even an issue but it is. I think start with term limits and campaign finance reform

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