Donald Trump publishes ethics reforms plan

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  1. zin macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested in what the Hillary supporters think of these proposals and why you think she has not commented on these areas of policy.
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I don't think Trump should be talking about Ethics.

    And I'm guessing it's because Hillary has been commenting on other platforms she finds worth discussing. Just like Trump hasn't addressed everything Hillary has spoken about. Your questions are leading.
     
  3. zin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is your opinion on the specific proposals?
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I don't think all points will pass. I don't think it will necc end economic stagnation.

    On the flip side, I like Warren Buffet's proposal.http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/buffett.asp
     
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    Banning Lobbying outright would be a lot better.
     
  6. zin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not asking if you think they'll pass. I'm asking you what you think of the proposals and whether you agree with them.
     
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    The idea is great but let's get real, anything coming out of the Trump campaign at this point is a desperate cry. He's lost this election.
     
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    Agreed. "Ethics" is a many varied term, which can have relative and/or universal aspects. The specific proposals, for now, seem to matter the most.
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    From any business, worker union, or other grouping of people.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Seem unworkably strict.
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    If you ever message your representative you are "lobbying".
     
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    Trump is a expert on how to get around ethics so he should know what to do to stop the problem. But now he has pissed off even more people the NRA is going to be pissed.
     
  11. MarkusL macrumors 6502

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    Rule one in Donald J. Trump's five-point ethics reform plan:

    Don't talk about ethics reform.
     
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    I'd rather see him concentrate on professional lobbyist, and the companies they work for.
     
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    I think the campaign worker who actually wrote that is smart. The GOP should dump Trump and nominate that person in his place.
     
  15. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    I like these proposals. I think lobbying should be completely banned of course.
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    How would that work? No one could offer their opinion to an elected official?
     
  17. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't allow any interest groups or anyone representing an interest group to meet with elected officials.
     
  18. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Sounds unconstitutional to me.
     
  19. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Slow news day? She's prepping for the debate tomorrow night?
     
  20. zin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    She's had 16 months to put forward a policy of this type. But I think accepting money from foreign agents and registered lobbyists has something to do with it...
     
  21. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't seek that unilaterally, I would try to push that through congress as a statutory solution. Of course good luck with that since all those interests own congress.
     
  22. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Then we have a lot of the wrong people in Congress from a different standpoint than just politics. We'd need more technocrats. People who understood engineering and manufacturing and the fine points of data encryption (which as you can tell from the furor over smartphone cracking, we're a little short on in the halls of Congress).

    Long short: we need industry expertise to help draft the language of laws since many of our laws intersect with the pervasive existence of science, math and tech in our daily lives. What we need to push back on is how much self-interest and back scratching is exchanged between lawmakers and policy translators, and how much of that we should let be represented by campaign finance.
     
  23. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I think they are great. She hasn't commented because, like most (all?) politicians, she's benefits from lobbyists in some form, I think.
     
  24. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You can think whatever you want. We've established that much LOL
     
  25. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, 16 months. Go to each of their websites and look at their policy positions. Clinton has scores; Trump less than 10. As Trump's campaign aides have repeatedly said, there is no plan. We wing it.
     

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