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#4319 Sep 23, 2012
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
<quoted text>Hate to break this to you, Prep, but by using her name in a post; you have acknowledged her. Now not responding to her posts, that's another thing entirely.
Touché

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#4320 Sep 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
1. Let voters decide if a politician is doing his/her job.
Dumbazz: Term limits mean legislation is run (and laws written) by special interest groups.
1. They do now, vote them out? The only regulation they didn't decide, was their pension. Hey 'Barefootin it' did you get to decide whether you received a pension, what compensation you were to receive on that pension? after only two years service? They did? It's full salary $166,000 per yr. for life? Now does the debt with per yr. make sense to you?? Such a Deal I gots for you??

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#4321 Sep 23, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>1. They do now, vote them out??
Have your civics teacher explain to you how a democracy works.

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#4322 Sep 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Have your civics teacher explain to you how a democracy works.
It's our guess you attended public skool, dint ya? Its a Democratic Republic not a Democracy?

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#4323 Sep 24, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>It's our guess you attended public skool, dint ya? Its a Democratic Republic not a Democracy?
ITS? You didn't graduate, we say.

HAHAHAAHAH.

PS:, dumbphuque, it isn't a Democratic Repubic, it's a Constitution-based federal republic (or federal constitutional republic), and this federal republic is *TYPE* of democracy.

The terms are not mutually exclusive, dumbphuque.

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#4324 Sep 24, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
It's full salary $166,000 per yr. for life?
Do you want to try again, dumbphuque?

Because everything you said so far is WRONG.

(quote)
Members of Congress first elected in 1984 or later are covered automatically under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS). All Senators and those Representatives serving as
Members prior to September 30, 2003, may decline this coverage. Representatives entering office on or after September 30, 2003, cannot elect to be excluded from such coverage. Members who
were already in Congress when Social Security coverage went into effect could either remain in CSRS or change their coverage to FERS. Members are now covered under one of four different
retirement arrangements:
• CSRS and Social Security;
• The “CSRS Offset” plan, which includes both CSRS and Social Security, but with CSRS contributions and benefits reduced by Social Security contributions and benefits;
• FERS and Social Security; or
• Social Security alone.

Congressional pensions, like those of other federal employees, are financed through a combination of employee and employer contributions. All Members pay Social Security payroll
taxes as a percentage of the Social Security taxable wage base ($110,100 in 2012). These taxes are 6.2% under permanent law, but 4.2% under temporary law (P.L. 111-312, as amended by P.L.
112-78). Members enrolled in FERS also pay 1.3% of full salary to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Currently, Members covered by CSRS Offset pay 1.8% of the first $110,100
of salary, and 6.0% of salary above this amount (8.0% under permanent law), into the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Under both CSRS and FERS, Members of Congress are eligible for a pension at the age of 62 if they have completed at least five years of service. Members are eligible for a pension at age 50 if they have completed 20 years of service, or at any age after completing 25 years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of
salary. By law, the starting amount of a Member’s retirement annuity may not exceed 80% of his or her final salary.

As of October 1, 2010, 443 retired Members of Congress were receiving federal pensions based fully or in part on their congressional service. Of this number, 262 had retired under CSRS and were receiving an average annual pension of $69,420. A total of 181 Members had retired with service under FERS and were receiving an average annual pension of $38,460 in 2010.

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#4325 Sep 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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ITS? You didn't graduate, we say.
HAHAHAAHAH.
PS:, dumbphuque, it isn't a Democratic Repubic, it's a Constitution-based federal republic (or federal constitutional republic), and this federal republic is *TYPE* of democracy.
The terms are not mutually exclusive, dumbphuque.
Still have trouble with the English language don't you? Ghetto speak only works in your neighborhood? Yes it is, a Democratic Republic. You didn't learn much in your government classes did you?

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#4326 Sep 24, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<uage don't you? Ghetto speak only works in your neighborhood? Yes it is, a Democratic Republic. You didn't learn much in your government classes did you?
You didn't learn anything dumbphuque.

Rolling around on the floor stomping your ignorant bigoted racist feet doesn't make your lies become true.

Though obviously you keep trying.

"Federal republic - a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives. "

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#4327 Sep 25, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You didn't learn anything dumbphuque.
Rolling around on the floor stomping your ignorant bigoted racist feet doesn't make your lies become true.
Though obviously you keep trying.
"Federal republic - a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives. "
Come on Ghetto Dweller, read The Federalist Papers if you are able, because your language skills leave much to be desired? It is an explanation of the U.S. Constitution, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. It's over your head, but you can get a third grader to read it to you?? Then have a fourth grader 'splain it to you...

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#4328 Sep 25, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Come on Ghetto Dweller, read The Federalist Papers
(quote)
Federal republic - a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives.

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#4329 Sep 26, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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(quote)
Federal republic - a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives.
Still a Democratic Republic

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#4330 Sep 26, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Still a Democratic Republic
Never was.

No one is going to make you admit you were wrong, donglick.

Federal Republic
(quote)
Definition: a form of government made up of a federal state with a constitution and self-governing subunits
Example: The United States of America is a federal republic on the continent of North America.

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#4331 Sep 27, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Never was.
No one is going to make you admit you were wrong, donglick.
Federal Republic
(quote)
Definition: a form of government made up of a federal state with a constitution and self-governing subunits
Example: The United States of America is a federal republic on the continent of North America.
Careful Public Skooler, Your definition is not the structure used to set up it the Federal government? It's a Democratic Republic, no matter how much you stomp your feet and fret? You had better continue to sound out words and have someone,'splain it to you? That is also the secondary definition?
By the way you also show your total lack of decorum, with the spittle leaking down your chin, and your lack of proper English? But we know that won't get in your way, will it?

PS We also know Leo will critique this, but we don't give a rip? Let 'er go Teach?

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#4333 Sep 27, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Careful Public Skooler, Your definition is not the structure
First definition on Google:
Government type: Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition

Second: Although many people might say it's a democracy, the United States of America is actually a federal constitutional republic, which is a political system where the supreme power is held by the citizens who are entitled to vote for officials (such as the president) and representatives (such as senators and members of the House of Representatives) responsible to them (the people).

Third: Constitutional republic Rule by a government whose powers are limited by law or a formal constitution, and chosen by a vote amongst at least some sections of the populace (Ancient Sparta was in its own terms a republic, though most inhabitants were disenfranchised. The United States is a federal republic). Republics which exclude sections of the populace from participation will typically claim to represent all citizens (by defining people without the vote as "non-citizens").

Fourth: CIA definition, spooge breath: Government type: Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition

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#4334 Sep 27, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
It's a Democratic Republic
You should have stayed for your high school diploma - four more years well-spent.

East Germany was a Democratic republic, spooge breath. North Korea... The Congo...

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#4335 Sep 27, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You should have stayed for your high school diploma - four more years well-spent.
East Germany was a Democratic republic, spooge breath. North Korea... The Congo...
You haven't studied history very well, if at all?? You never studied as far as an eighth grade history? We knew that by the way you post? You must have a Lyndon Baines Johnson, Texas Passem Through??

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#4336 Sep 27, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You haven't studied history very well, if at all??
I'm not the one who identifies the USA as a "Democratic Republic" after having been told the correct answer by one of my betters.

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#4337 Sep 28, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I'm not the one who identifies the USA as a "Democratic Republic" after having been told the correct answer by one of my betters.
Two words suffice, BS.

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#4338 Sep 28, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Two words suffice, BS.
You are the one who muttered them, Donglicker.

Do let me know when you can find someone else (other than another alias) call the USA a Democratic Republic...

You know... like North Korea... East Germany... the Congo...

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#4339 Sep 29, 2012
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