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“We need less democracy” says former Obama appointee

posted by Donna Calvin

Watchwoman: This item first appeared on DrudgeReport.com yesterday and I meant to send it to you then, but just ran out of time. In light of what the Dem. Gov. Bev Perdue from North Carolina said (you’ll  recall she said we should “suspend elections for 2 years” also posted on DrudgeReport.com yesterday) I had to get it to you as soon as I recalled the item.  Hey, I’m gettin’ old.  Wha’da’spect?  Better late than never, aye?  BTW, this doesn’t come from a conservative web site.  The New Republic, who published Peter Orszag’s article that is calling for less democracy, is an extremely left-winged, liberal, commie web site!  Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay left!  ▬  Donna Calvin

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Too Much of a Good Thing

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Why we need less democracy.

  • Peter Orszag

In an 1814 letter to John Taylor, John Adams wrote that “there never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” That may read today like an overstatement, but it is certainly true that our democracy finds itself facing a deep challenge: During my recent stint in the Obama administration as director of the Office of Management and Budget, it was clear to me that the country’s political polarization was growing worse—harming Washington’s ability to do the basic, necessary work of governing. If you need confirmation of this, look no further than the recent debt-limit debacle, which clearly showed that we are becoming two nations governed by a single Congress—and that paralyzing gridlock is the result.

So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

Read more: http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/94940/peter-orszag-democracy?page=0,0&passthru=MGU3YjMxNDdlN2UyMjM2MTNhZGZjNDE2MjE2NjE2Nj#comments

See Watchwoman Related Post:
DEM GUV CALLS FOR ‘SUSPENDING ELECTIONS’
http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=8007

 



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Deb

posted September 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm


Donna,I feel so old.I am 60 and never dreamed the world would be so crazy in my life time.Blessings



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march

posted September 29, 2011 at 6:46 am


Don’t know where you get the idea that the New Republic fits your fantasies, but they’re by far the most right-wing, and therefor delusional of media described by loon-atic right-wingers as “liberal”. TNR is, at best, a conservative illusion of what the right perceives to be a lefty magazine. Normal liberals make fun of the mag, and centrists seem to think it is a liberal magazine. Right-wingers, as is their habit with anything to the left of Fox News, go crazy over anything written there, and fantasize they now know what ‘liberals” think.



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    Donna Calvin

    posted September 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm


    I have no idea where you’re getting your incorrect information from, but if you want to know about how far left The New Republic is, go to http://www.discoverthenetworks.com and check it out. Maybe it’s just that you’re so far left, they look right???



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Vivianclare

posted September 29, 2011 at 2:30 am


Peter Orszag, you are a disgrace to your ancestors who left Europe precisely because of the benefits afforded by the democracy you now despise. You’re an obvious pinhead. You need to turn your eyeglasses around, because you’re looking through the wrong side.



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