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  • Writer's pictureTom Mast

THE “SOLVE AMERICAN GRIDLOCK LLC” APPROACH

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

“…Benjamin Franklin, who, on leaving the constitutional convention of 1787, supposedly told a curious passerby that the Framers had produced “a republic, if you can keep it.” - Adam J. White, From The Atlantic


The Gridlock Issues are contributing mightily to the partisanship rampant in our country.


Our approach includes being logical, transparent, and non-partisan. We ask “why” repeatedly digging down to the real causes for problems.





Problem: The world, including America, is not making adequate progress in combatting global warming.


The crystal clear message is that success in the fight against global warming requires a MASTER PLAN – with a key component being EMISSIONS PRICING, often called carbon pricing. The MASTER PLAN, created by highly qualified scientists and economists, will be presented widely in at least two versions:


A Professional version for scientists, economists, and others understanding its

terminology, and

A Basic version written to be understandable by most people.




Problem: Congress has shown itself to be increasingly polarized and ineffective in

addressing its tasks; this applies to both parties. Ballotpedia polled the congress approval rating at 17% on February 18, 2022. It is not a stretch to say that most members of congress are well aware of the problem and increasingly dissatisfied with the present electoral systems and their personal status. Houston – we have a problem!


“America’s system was designed to operate in an environment where most factions

would be ephemeral, developing over issues and then dissolving when those issues faded or were somehow resolved.” Adapted from The Role of Political Parties in Preventing Congress from Functioning, Dennis R. Bullock, Real Clear Policy.


Revising electoral methods that nourish the evolution of more than two parties will

stimulate more points of view and negotiation as has been demonstrated in virtually all developed nations. This greater diversity creates a necessity for civil negotiations in congress. Congress legislated single-member districts in 1967; we need to create multi-member districts and ranked choice voting now to stimulate a multi-party electoral system. We can say adios to gerrymandering and safe districts!



Please visit our website at www.solveamericangridlock.com for extensive analysis, reasoning, and references on the matters above.

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