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Christ... How disgusting can these people get with their pissing contest?


First off, you've got the issue of up-skirt photography, a totally disgusting violation of someone's privacy. It should be made illegal, with stiff consequences... NOW. But, these idiots have their legislation all tied up because someone wants to be the one who gets credit for getting it through, and someone else is going to hold it up because the person who's for it pissed them off on some other issue altogether. In other words, Dumbass #1 kills Dumbass #2's bill because Dumbass #1 wants hers to go through instead, claiming it's better (oh... and it's NOT). Dumbass #3 blocks Dumbass #1's bill because Dumbass #1 won't hear his other, totally unrelated bill. So now, NOBODY'S bill goes through and pathetic, sick fucks are still at home whacking it to video of unsuspecting peoples' undergarments.

Second thing about this that pisses me off: Limit to the amount medical malpractice victims can claim? WHAT? What self-respecting politician is FOR that sort of thing? There's no limit to the amount of damage an irresponsible or careless doctor can do to someone, so why in the fuck should there be a limit on how much they can be held responsible for? I vote NO.

I hate them all.


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Apr. 11th, 2003 12:16 pm (UTC)
I went to a conference where we did a senatorial role play. It opened my eyes to truth in politics (not to mention the fact that I work for a politician and interact with politicians on a weekly basis). We had to pretend that we were freshman senators, and received a sheet telling us on what platform we had been elected. For example, I was Inez so and so, elected from a liberal district because of my so-called environmental and social views. Brian at the next table over was elected from a conservative district because of support for big business. In order to get support on my legislation for more money for social programs, I had to barter a deal to support Brian's bill that would allow for certain business practices detrimental to the environment. I had to decide which would make my constituents more angry - the environment or losing funding for social programs. Also, to get big campaign contributions for the next election, I was posed with accepting funds from business interests and going agains my "views", or not receiving the campaign money. Because, you know, the goal of the game: Re-election. I chose not to align myself with the business interests, which meant I couldn't fund my campaign and lost in my re-election bid. Loser! It's just a big game. If this were a locked entry, I'd share my insights from working first-hand with a politicians...;)

RE: medical malpractice limits: See above. Anyone with money can buy the politicians they need to get crazy shit passed while we're watching Bush's dog and pony show in the Middle East.

Anyhoo. Lalalalalalalala. :)
Apr. 15th, 2003 10:01 pm (UTC)
The thing is Steve, medicine is not like fixing cars or scooters. Shit happens, we are living beings. People sue for everything, that is why doctors charge so much. On average they say a doctor spends 20-40% of his after tax pay on malpractice insurance. Just a few months ago here in jersey it got so bad that all the doctors went on strike. FOR REAL. They said put some caps on it or lower our premiums.

If somebody dies, no law is going to prevent somebody from sueing, it will get through. But a cap law will prevent insurance fraud and lower all of our crazy-ass insurance premiums.
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