Re: Great moments in consensus
From: Kay Wilson Fisk (
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:17:07 -0800 (PST)
Agreed - "payoffs" is the appropriate term. It will be interesting to see
what the final outcome will be.

So there is a fine line between the "give-and-take" of consensus and the
"payoffs" we see in Congress. An interesting distinction.


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Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Great moments in consensus

> I think it's called "concessions" - like the senator from ND who got  
> a big
> tax break for his constituents written into the bill in exchange for  
> his
> vote (while the other 49 states pay their share). I'm not sure this  
> is going
> to work for cohousing.

I think "payoffs" is the word you are looking for. Bribes. Vote buying.

Nothing to do with consensus.

Sharon Villines in Washington DC
Where all roads lead to Casablanca
And Vote Buying

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