NO! - Our Judicial System is dysfunctional, and eliminating the filibuster won't force the Senate to do the Will of The People.
46% (16 votes)
YES! - A super-majority shouldn't be required to simply begin debate for routine legislation. This is a good start.
54% (19 votes)
Total votes: 35

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dianhow 2 years 23 weeks ago

Lobbyists Wall ST Greed Ignorance are ruining our gov't / country We must rise up in mass and fight back . Corp Money - bought and paid for judges - Wall St banks run our economy. Wall St Banks are even bigger and more powerful than before 2008 Bush Paulosn depression / TARP scam on taxpayers : .

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R.A. Stewart 2 years 23 weeks ago

The question as framed is difficult to answer. I certainly agree that "A super-majority shouldn't be required to simply begin debate for routine legislation." But on the other hand the first alternative is true too: our judicial system is at least somewhat dysfunctional, rotting from the head as they say, and eliminating the filibuster *wouldn't* force the Senate to do the will of the people--not certainly, anyway. But I have to say "wouldn't" rather than "won't" because (as I commented elsewhere) this right-wing Supreme Court majority will never do anything to thwart Republican rule.

Not until the Republicans regain a majority in the Senate will the current rule by filibuster be overturned; but when that time comes, the change will be made so fast our heads will spin.

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arky12 2 years 23 weeks ago

It should be a no brainer, but then we're dealing with a 5/4 partisan Court right now. What's the sense of having a majority in either the House or Senate if the minority actually rules? Never made sense to me and I doubt it made sense to our founders.

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