I think this puts it in a good perspective.
of 1992, of 2005, or the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007? For the most part, these are all similar, just progressively more invasive. And I think that, esp, that latest, do cross the line of where the public burden exceeds the potential upbeat.
Florida has the Sunshine Law, they can not do things behind closed door or without notification to the public what is on the agenda.
Every year a group will try and kill it (the SS law) because they always end up getting caught when they break it...
I would think that Nationally we would not only want but demand the same type of law. Open politics instead of allowing the closed doors crap so no one really knows who is saying or doing what with our money, rights and those of our children's and theirs.
Absolutely. But I think people are getting tired of it. You just have so many that are content (well paid, secure, otherwise prosperous) that they don't see a need to do anything. A day will come when that prosperity starts slipping away and people will be less tolerant of the govt. acting the fools. I'm constantly floored by people that will say, "It doesn't matter, Republican, Democrat, they're all screwing us" but won't vote 3rd party because "that would be crazy". I think even if an independent doesn't seem like a good candidate, it would be better to vote for them b/c how much worse could they eff it up? And how else can we send a message to DC?