RE: [RLC-Action] Re: How it should work
- From: westmiller@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:44 AM
>> Anyone else think this perspective is bass ackwards?And Bill, it was billed here as "How it should work." That's the context of
> It's a GAME, intended to familiarize students with
> the legislative process. It has nothing to do with what
> is right or wrong, only with whether you reach the
> GOAL. Monopoly has *nothing to do with business*
> and Fantasy Congress has *nothing to do* with the
> actual political process: it's a guessing game.
my comment. Chill.
> [Granted, lots of real politicians play that "game",
> with little regard for content, including the occupant
> of the White House.]
Oh, I agree with you there, completely!
This reminds me of an exchange I had on my old talk show with the proponent
of a measure for a part-time state legislature in California. He was
talking about all of the bills generated so the legislators look like
they're doing SOMETHING during all that time at the Capitol, and I said
something to the effect of, "I wonder if we could come up with some other
term other than 'legislator,' because it seems like they think that they
actually HAVE to legislate in order to justify their paychecks!"