Why does an island have so many Senators?

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Dazed and Confused

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Mar 6, 2009
 
Hafa Adai!
I'm new here so my apologies, but why are there so many Senators? Is there 15, 16 and I hear used to be 25 Senators? Plus, you have a Governor and LT Governor to run an island? Compared to states such as CA, NY, TX, etc...who have 2 Senators, 1 Governor and one LT Governor not to include other political positions. My question, why so many, who I'm sure, are making 6 digit figures, lead an island, who in my opinion alone, is in distress!!!!
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Dazed and Confused

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Mar 27, 2009
 
That's what I thought! The whole government is Dazed and Confused! v/r

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Mar 28, 2009
 

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I don't know about 25, but there used to be 21 senators.

The government is set up in the same way a state is set up. Guess what, it was set up by the federal government that way. It should be no different.

The way I see it tho, is the government structure of departments is overkill, but it was set up by the U.S.Navy and run by the Navy and its federal/military budget up until the 60's. Then it was handed to the local politicos to run... without the same endless (read I can print my own money because I'm the federal government) funding. It was given to island leaders voted into office from 1970 forward, who have since all had their own personal agendas.

I think Guam was better off when the governor was appointed by the president. He may not have been politically savvy, but he was "given the job" almost like a cabinet appointee by Washington.

Nowadays governors are elected by the people, who don't necessarily vote based on what's good for the island but rather what they think they can get by voting in someone they know or are related to. That is where the distress comes from.
Islanderboy

Barrigada, Guam

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Apr 2, 2009
 
Okay, maybe you haven't gotten to this part in civics class yet. Guam has a territorial legislature, like all states who have their own state legislatures. Guam currently has 15 senators. The "2" senators you're speaking about are senators who represent their respective state in the U.S. Senate. The Texas Senate, for example has 31 senators in their state senate.
weirdett

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Feb 9, 2011
 
hey u no you give stupid answers dazed and confused.......
Entitlement

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Apr 27, 2013
 
I recently visited Guam. They have one Kmart and rejected a Walmart. Simple economics if there's no other business to compete against Guam will never make money. They rely on tourism. What about the locals don't they realize that a new High School was going to be provided. The roads are horrible. whats up with the prostitution incident that happened in Guam. The locals use the fitness center on base, last I heard in order to be inside a base you need to be either active military, spouse or be a guest. However, to be in and out everyday might as well say you're civilian with all the privileges as active duty. That to me is wrong! They even have some kind of "old town" and use the food from the commissary. Talk about entitlement!
We need eugenics on Guam

Hagatna, Guam

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This place is a shit hole. The locals are stupid a rocks,they always get drunk and want to fight. They all think they are mma fighters or fast and furious race car drivers. The roads are bad. The place is a trashy ghetto.and the worst part...it's expensive as hell here. The island of Guam needs a eugenics program to weed out the stupid, then again there would be no locals left
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Aug 24, 2013
 
We need eugenics on Guam wrote:
This place is a shit hole. The locals are stupid a rocks,theaty always get drunk and want to fight. They all think they are mma fighters or fast and furious race car drivers. The roads are bad. The place is a trashy ghetto.and the worst part...it's expensive as hell here. The island of Guam needs a eugenics program to weed out the stupid, then again there would be no locals left


"Locals are stupid a rocks?" Wow. You sound like a great representative for intelligent Americans. At least we can spell.(Or know how to use so correct) you idiot. There's a sh#t load of town and states that are way worse or the same as Guam. Too bad judgemental morons like you are too retarded to understand that. Open your mind and stop thinking like your sh#t dont stink.

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