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If society decided after 1,2,3,4 years the current government was failing then an election would be held to possibly disband it.

We as society vote in democracy for our governemnts yet we complain, complain a LOT in fact.

My idea?

Every 1,2,3,4 years into the current governments term we as the society who voted them in are allowed to vote on their progress IE vote if we wish to have the same government in.

Sounds crazy?? Crazy is better than not voicing even the most wildest of dreams or ideas.

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    Jul 20 2012: In a parlimentary democracy, like we have in Canada, a government can be tossed out at any time with a 'vote of nonconfidence" we had one government which lasted 6 weeks. Since then we aeem to have avoided this outcome for the most part because people seem to be afraid of the cost.
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    Jun 24 2012: By government I assume that you mean the party in power. I can not address the UK system as well as the US system. Reps are two year terms, sen are 6 year terms, presidents are 4 year terms. Every two, four, and six years we are given the opportunity to remove and replace the occupant. I am very involved in politics. I attend meetings, conferences, sit on committees, etc ... The problem as I see it is that a lot of people run their lips about things and do not get involved. I was taught that 20% of the people do 80% of the work. My guess is that todays world the stats are upward from 10% doing 90% of the work.

    I ran a quick and very unscientific study and ask people to name their rep/sen/mayor/supervisor. Not a single person got all four right. I accompanied my Senator to a high school and the students could not answer the most basic of government questions. The administration accompaning the tour was really embarresed. Remember that Government is not a STEM subject and therefore not important.

    I worked in analysis and can tell you that Opinion Polls will tell you what YOU want to hear. I never juggle numbers. The trick is in how you write the questions. All leaders know this. As mentioned elections are expensive. Banks are not the major players. People who can buy banks like George Serios are the makers of kings.

    In the UK I understand that money is not the major factor in elections or not as much as it is in the US. Politics are the last bastion of pure power. Why would a man making 40-50 million a year want a job that pays 400,000. This has to be the biggest ego trip of all time with the goal a place in history.

    Solution get involved, stay aware, make your own decisions NEVER be a sheeple, and vote.

    All the best. Bob
  • Jun 21 2012: No. Some government policies take time, and a wise electorate will show patience. Also; elections are extremely expensive, and can be bought and manipulated by special interests. Opinion polls will cover your concerns, I think, as most politicians constantly have their fingers up to this wind.
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    Jun 21 2012: It's a good idea, but it would never make it through congress. The greedy congress men know there selfish and corrupt and they want to keep it that way.
    • Jun 21 2012: I guess the saying the banks control the governments is still valid? :).