Senate Point Spread

Written by Cement Canary   // 11/07/2011   // 0 Comments

U.S. Capitol U.S. Capitol 1793-1863 Washington, DC, USA

The US Senate has a point spread.  Effectively any opposition to an idea brought by the majority gets a 10 point spread.  Winning by less than 10 wins nothing.  General elections are under suspicion by the left and by the right.

Here’s a ready solution:
LET LAS VEGAS HANDICAP ALL VOTING.

Whether it’s an election or a legislative vote, let the Vegas handicappers set the line.  They’re really terrific, just watch any weekend of football and you’ll be convinced.  Also, handicapping a bet eliminates a lot of corruption, and what’s left is more obvious.  Plus we can trust Vegas for an honest count.  Nobody has more interest in  an honest count than someone with money on both sides.

A Vegas point spread will replace the filibuster.  No more flat 10 point spread on every Senate issue.   Every issue will now have a handicap to surpass; fail against the spread and no Senator need go on record or stand and read Dickens.  There’s also economic stimulus included in this provision, revenue great and small will exchange in the wagering.  Another benefit of this proposal is the obvious increase in civic participation.  In addition to the increase in math comprehension.

Fairer process, greater involvement, economic stimulation; this proposal makes a positive change for America.

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