Absolutely not; unless you are tolerant of incompetence.
By Jack E. Lohman
So now the right-wing wants to change Wisconsin’s recall system because “their guys” were called on the carpet, and they conveniently cite “cost to taxpayers” as the reason. Now THAT will get the people’s attention; you bet!
Whether a Republican or Democrat is being recalled, the recall process is a very valid safety valve given to voters/taxpayers who find out after-the-fact that they put in charge the wrong politician. It’s a small part of our democracy left over, and it should be protected.
I can easily see that politicians would not want this extra voter oversight, but to the right-wingers promoting it I’d say “be careful of what you ask for, your turn will come.”
But sunlight is in order, and union member money and shareholder money should not be used without approval of the owner of the money. (What a novel concept.)
And the threshold of signatures is fair and should be maintained. Somebody put together a good recall system and it should be protected.
The “values” of it all
Yea, I’m talking about “conservatives” that preach “values” but tolerate their absence in our political system. You know; where we have politicians of both stripes having their campaigns funded by the Fat Cats that want in our pockets. And the citizen wackos who want to maintain our corrupt political system because they think they are benefiting from it.
Those “values” people should also want a fair, accurate voting system, but they don’t. I agree with voter-id, and the last thing we should do is return to paper ballots and stuffing boxes with fraudulent votes. I support electronic counting but agree that the software doing the counting should be disclosed to prevent fraudulent software. I like the card readers because they permit recounts.
But solutions on political reform seem to evade us. Maybe some day we’ll be smarter.