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Old 01-18-2020, 06:13 PM
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What you're doing wrong is trying to map the game theory behind passing legislation with the game theory behind choices that have direct consequences to everyone involved. I get you're trying to simplify to discuss, but you break the question by simplifying this way.

I'll also look at the pay raise question. Nobody voting will lose or gain money based on the vote outcome. They are voting based on whether it will cost them supporters. So, the public wants a pay rise for teachers. "How much?" is now the question. Republicans think their supporters want a more low ball offer. Only a tiny fraction of supporters will be pissed they didn't get a bigger raise. This is nothing like "pizza for all, salad for none!"

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