Originally Posted by ElasticNinja
Uhm... it quite possibly would. Certainly would get the approval ratings up past 20-30%.
I have no idea how.
Proportional Representation is great in a multi-party system, but here we have a two party system so it makes no sense.
Having the President picked by Congress and not by the people would never happen. We have voted on our chief executive for over 200 years. You would never ever ever get enough people on board to make such a fundamental change in the Constitution. And that still wouldn't solve the problem that people keep electing the same morons year after year.
Reducing the influence of lobbyists definitely needs to happen, but it still won't make a difference in people voting for the same people every year.
Term limits is a good solution. Sadly you'd have to get Congressmen and Senators to agree to it which they never will. Even with term limits I'm not convinced it would entirely fix the problem, but it is a great start.