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The number used to be 25,000 signatures

The White House recently increased the number of signatures needed on its "We the People" petition site from 25,000 to 100,000.

"We the People" is a website where users can create and apply online signatures to petitions. When the number of signatures on a petition exceeded 25,000, it will receive a comment from the White House.

When the site launched in 2011, only 5,000 signatures were needed. As the number of users grew, the number was raised to 25,000. Now, the site has grown even more and 100,000 is the new number to beat.

However, any petitions that were existing before the new 100,000 rule will remain under the 25,000 signature rule. As of right now, there are a little under 40 petitions that have passed the 25,000 signature mark.

Source: NBC News

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By the people, for the people, of the people
By garagetinkerer on 1/18/2013 12:17:41 AM , Rating: 2
There was a time, when the above mentioned used to mean something... my pop used to say this about the govt in my country of origin:
"Buy the people, 'far' the people (read as putting distance between the ruling class and us people, and reduced accountability), off the people(do i need to explain this?)"
It so turns out, that it is not much different at most places... who would've thunk.

RE: By the people, for the people, of the people
By Ringold on 1/18/13, Rating: -1
By cmdrdredd on 1/20/2013 2:22:32 PM , Rating: 1
I think you mean progressives. That's the new term for socialist or borderline communist.

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