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Time to put it to the American people?

Posted by Jason O on Nov 22, 2011 in US Politics

Let the people settle the argument.

Let the people settle the argument.

The paralysis in US politics, signified by the failure of the Super Committee, is serious, so why not a serious and radical solution?

Why not put both the Republican and Democratic plans to the people in a referendum, and let them decide? Yes, I know, the US doesn’t “do” national referendums, but we live in extraordinary times and the deficit needs to be dealt with, and if the political system can’t solve the problem, then let the people slice the knot.

By the way, I have no idea how the vote would go, so this is not a partisan thing. This is a results thing. One way or another, the American people need an answer, even if they have to give it themselves.

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