Loc: New Hampshire
Make it law that Congress and Senate can only meet twice a year for two weeks at a time. Their jobs should only be part-time positions. Then they wouldn't have time to waste and find new ways to spend your tax money.<br><br>
Amen. <br><br>There was a time not that long ago that members of Congress were citizen legislators. They met once in awhile. <br><br>The U.S. Congress should be like some small-state legislature. Meet a couple times a year, and get paid $50 a day. <br><br>
#243674 - 08/15/0512:05 AMRe: The Solution to all political problems
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> . . . only meet twice a year for two weeks at a time.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Wouldn't make any difference. The Texas Lege only meets every other year for a maximum of 140 days. It's a miracle if they get even two weeks of real work accomplished in an entire session. And, trust me, they can do more damage in their brief forays into "governin' " than 140 freight trains plowin' through MaulMart. <br><br>Although I can't really bitch about the entertainment factor . . .<br><br>
It's time.<br><br>http://www.browardatheists.com<br><br>Broward being the county were the 2000 vote cheat happened in the first place.<br>Ya know the ROOT of it all...<br><br>In the future separation, TOTAL separation of religion and state...<br>it's obviously the only way.<br>Science first baby!<br><br>Why is it all or nothing? All is boring and nothing is a drag.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Make it law that Congress and Senate can only meet twice a year for two weeks at a time <p><hr></blockquote><p> When this country was spending less than a million bucks a year I would agree with you. Since the last time that happened was around 1785 I would rather have a full time workforce checking on how my tax dollars are spent.<br><br>I would like my government to innovate and spend money on new cutting edge stuff. Transportation, energy, those big ticket items that seem to be biting us in the butt. But just to focus on stuff I like, human genome, stem cell research, computer technology, health care. Since all of those fields are changing daily a government fully staffed with experts in those fields is the smart thing to do. <br><br>Are all tax dollars spent wisely? Of course not. The organism is large so waste can always be found larger than your mortgage.. But if we had spent 100 million back when Jimmy Carter wanted us to spend on renewable resources would it have paid dividends today where we did not have to be so concerned about the middle east? Maybe.<br><br>
You know what makes me shake my head?<br><br>The GOP has always touted to be the Party of fiscal responsibility...<br>well they have proven they can spend like a drunken sailor or democrat of the 1960's !! During the past 25 years they have ruled the WH 16 years.. and most of the years of high deficts have been due to their piss - poor fiscal leadership.. Reagan -Bush in the 1980s-1992... and Shrub 2001-present. Unprecidented DEFICITS!<br><br>Now they can tout they we're spending $100 billion less in 2005 than last year, but it sure wasn't due to any fiscal tightening they did - we just happened to have more surplus SS $ and some extra tax revenue and that's what made it less... they're still spending like drunken sailors. just look at the last 2 bills- Highway and Energy... look at the Rx drug bill... look at the cost of the stinkin war... if they were in the "private sector" (they like to tout also) they'd been fired in 6 months.<br><br><br>David (OFI)<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> No party is the party of fiscal responsibility. <p><hr></blockquote><p> Absolutely. This is a non partisan problem. That does not mean that government cannot be part of the cure.<br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>all of those fields are changing daily a government fully staffed with experts in those fields is the smart thing to do.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>This would be experts like Tom "I'm a heart surgeon and declare Terri Schiavo is alive" Delay?<br><br><br>- This is gonna get pretty interesting. <br>- Define "interesting". <br>- Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die..
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
No, I wouldn't go to Delay for medical advice. Nor would I go to Frist. I would go to the experts that Congress en-panels. I would go to the National Academy of Science which is there to advise Congress about science. I would not listen to partisan bickering shiit storms like the Shiavo debacle.<br><br><br><br><br>
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