Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Better Way

There's got to be a better run our government, that is.  
A quick internet search looking for jokes or funny quotes about congress brings up too many to count.  If it's that bad, shouldn't we figure out how make it not so funny?  Let me propose something:

Let's give our congressmen and senators 30 days each spring and 30 days each fall to be in session--no more than that.  We can pay them 1000 per day when they're in session and give them a cell phone and tablet to do all their out of session communications.  Establish a list of "must-do" legislation that will be done, and let the the chips fall where they may on the rest of it.  They would have to prioritize and get the job done.  When their sessions are done, they go home to real jobs so they get to feel what it's like to live like the common folks whose lives they meddle with on a daily basis.

It's apparent that they haven't been doing a very good job with the time they get every year, so maybe if we put some constraints on them they'd actually step up to the plate and do something.

Of course, to make this happen, Congress would have to pass legislation to authorize it...oh....never mind!

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